MEP slams Ukrainian far-rights for recent attacks

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Swedish lawmaker insists "it's vital that the Ukrainian government does everything in its power to stop the rise of right wing extremism, discrimination, violence and hate"
12:50, 7 September 2020

MEP Evin Incir

The high-profile cases of attacks that were recently committed by far-right activists in Ukraine could lead to the rise of extremism, violence, and terrorism. MEP Evin Incir said so in her statement, released via the press office of the European Parliament.

"The rise of far-right movements is a threat to our freedom as well as our security. Let me be clear about this. Far-right violence and terrorism in Ukraine is not only a Ukrainian problem. It's a problem for all democracy seeking people in Europe and beyond. An attack on people near Kharkiv is an attack on people everywhere. Therefore it's vital that the Ukrainian government does everything in its power to stop the rise of right-wing extremism, discrimination, violence, and hate. The European parliament is watching. We stand by the Ukraine people and we are determined to take our share of responsibility to stop the rise of far-right extremism, violence and terrorism. As a Social Democrat, it is my firm belief that no one is free before everyone is free everywhere", reads the Swedish lawmaker's statement.

Related: European Parliament strongly condemns violent acts from side of far-right groups in Ukraine

As is known, members of the far-right Azov regiment and National Corps movement, the famous far-right Ukrainian organizations, attacked a bus with activists of the Patriots For Life organization. The incident took place in the Kharkiv region, northeastern Ukraine, on August 27. The bus was blocked and took damage from automatic firearms. Two people received gunshot wounds, they were in serious condition. During the attack, one member of the Patriots For Life organization was kidnapped. 

Related: European Parliament condemns attacks of far-rights in Ukraine and expresses support for organizations opposing this violence

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