According to the Belfast Telegraph newspaper the incident took place shortly before 9pm on April 16 in Coalisland when the two men aged in their thirties were set upon by a group of men.
Police Service of Northern Ireland inspector Neil Beck said: “The victims of this assault are both Latvian nationals and we are treating the incident as a hate crime," the paper reported.
Local Sinn Féin representative Linda Dillon said the Latvian community was "very welcome" and that “Those responsible for this attack are a disgrace."
Latvia's Ambassador to the UK said she welcomed the show of support.
Welcome local MP's words: 'Latvians R integral part of community. We won't tolerate attacks .. due to nationality, language or other reason' https://t.co/CplqvLErXy— Baiba Braže ?? (@BaibaBraze) April 17, 2017
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.