At least two dozen hate and discrimination attacks or threats happened against Roma people, LGBT people, and right activists in some Ukrainian cities, according to the World Report 2019, published by Human Rights Watch on January 17. This is the 29th annual review of human rights practices around the globe, summarizing key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from late 2017 through November 2018.
HRW states that the groups attacked violently special occasions on woman’s rights held in Kyiv, Lviv and Uzhgorod in March.
In June, another members attacked a Roma settlement in Lviv, during which a man was killed. The court hearing for four suspects began in October, according to the report.
In April, members of radical group also attacked a Roma settlement in Kyiv, during which they torched tends and chased women and children with rocks and pepper spray. Two unsuccessful instigations were launched.
In May, hate groups attacked an equality festival in Chernivtsi. This month hate groups also attacked an Amnesty International rights events in Kyiv. Police in both cases took no actions. In June, however, police detained dozens of radicals before the Kyiv Pride March took place, many police officers were also guarding the event.
LGBT equity marches in Krivyi Rih and Odessa also happened smoothly.