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Level of anti-Semitism in Ukraine very low, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the president, “if there are attempts of it, we prevent them”
19:32, 27 June 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
Interfax-Ukraine

President Zelensky believes that Ukraine has a very low level of anti-Semitism. He stated this during a visit to the Chabad synagogue in the Kherson region, where he met with the chief rabbi of Kherson and the Kherson region Yossef Itzhak Wolff, the Office of the President reports.

"The main thing is that they will appreciate it at the international level - which is important. Because there is a hybrid information war when they say that we have xenophobia, anti-Semitism. Such actions are very important to show: the level of anti-Semitism in Ukraine is very low. If there are attempts, we prevent them," he commented on the restoration of the synagogue after an unknown arson attempt.

Earlier the Israeli ambassador Yoel Lyon said that there is an upsurge of anti-Semitism in Ukraine, as people talk about the number of Jews in Ukrainian business and say absurd things about Jews from TV screens.

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Earlier commenting on the situation surrounding his predecessor Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that he was not involved in Poroshenko’s political persecution. Zelensky stated this in an interview with The Globe and Mail, the president's press service reports.

"I am not interested in Mr. Poroshenko, I am not interested in the issue of political persecution, because I do not do that," Zelensky said.

According to him, the fifth president portrays the victim on purpose, so that everyone believes that there is political persecution in Ukraine.

In addition, Zelensky noted that local elections will be held in Ukraine soon - and this is another big political case of Poroshenko. However, the current head of the Ukrainian stated is convinced that most people in Ukraine understand that the ex-president is playing a political theater.

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