Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America

Kyiv 10:59

Comment of Embassy of Ukraine regarding countering of anti-Semitism in Ukraine

05 May 2018, 00:32

Ukraine consistently defends the principles of tolerance and non-discrimination, which became crusial after the Revolution of Dignity and under the condition of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Today, united Ukrainian society stands sholder to sholder defending freedom and democratic values, irrespective of nationality, religion or language.

According to the results of international researches, anti-Semitism level in Ukraine is the lowest among Central and Eastern European countries.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has expressed his strong position regarding any manifestation of anti-Semitism or its insinuation on the territory of our country: “Ukraine is not a place for discrimination and intolerance on any ground. Ukrainian authorities will resolutely respond to any attempts to sow hostility in our society. The reaction of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies to such unlawful actions will be immediate”.

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA continues an active dialogue with the representatives of U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of State, Jewish organizations and other stakeholders to strengthen joint efforts in countering intolerance, xenophobia, discrimination and anti-Semitism in the world.