The Council of Europe spotted the fast growth of hate and discrimination against Roma, homeless, displaced persons, foreign students and LGBT-communities on the back of the Donbas Conflict that lasts for three years. It was stated at the report of the Council of Europe on Ukraine.
'It appears that the conflict had a negative influence on the socially vulnerable groups of people at large. The reports show the expansion of the racist language of hate and discriminatory statements in the statements in the public discussion (including the politicians) aiming against Roma, seek refuge and refugees, internally displaced persons, foreign students and LGBT-personalities', the message said.
At the same time, it was noted that there were no cases of insult of Russians by the Ukrainians in Kyiv. According to one of the reports, the ethnical Russians and Ukrainians offer the claim that they have good relations. According to the specialists, the armed conflict strengthened the religious intolerance and tension between the churches that obeyed Kyiv and Moscow.
Moreover, the Council of Europe offered to accept new legal positions on the fight against discriminations, investigation of the crimes due to hate, integration of Roma and solidarity with internally displaced persons.
'I hope that the governance will take into account the recommendations from the report. The Council of Europe will go on to cooperate with the Ukrainian authorities in the sphere of the fight against hate, minorities' discrimination and assistance to the tolerance and mutual understanding, particularly on the worked out Actions Plan for Ukraine for 2018-2021', Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland.
The men in the military uniform beat the group of Roma in Kyiv in May 2017. The malefactors demanded the documents, rifled and took over the money.