The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine stated that anti-Semitic provocations are often inspired by the Kremlin regime, which with the help of instruments of hybrid aggression is trying to shake the political situation in Ukraine. The corresponding statement was spread by the press service of the Foreign Ministry.
"Such shameful provocations are often inspired by the Kremlin regime, which uses the tools of hybrid aggression to shatter the political situation and once again cast a shadow of anti-Semitism on Ukraine. Thus, in October 2017, the National Police of Ukraine exposed the criminal grouping coordinated from Russia, which attacked religious pilgrimage, monuments of architecture and religious buildings, including carried out the desecration of synagogues, "the Foreign Ministry said.
The statement says that Ukraine rejects any insinuations and accusations that the manifestations of anti-Semitism on the territory of our state are allegedly growing.
The ministry said that the response to any provocation would be punishment for violators and organizers.
"Ukraine consistently condemns any manifestations of intolerance or public anti-Semitic appeals, and law enforcement agencies investigate and bring to justice everyone guilty of such violations," the Foreign Ministry assured.
We recall that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko condemned any manifestations of intolerance and anti-Semitism in Ukraine and said that the Ukrainian authorities will resolutely respond to any attempts to sow enmity in Ukrainian society.
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