Ukraine has lowest level of anti-Semitism in Europe, - Zelensky

Source : 112 Ukraine

Head of the state acknowledged the existence of nationalist radicals in Ukraine, but noted that their percentage is very small
10:34, 20 January 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky believes that Ukraine has the lowest level of anti-Semitism in Europe, The Times of Israel reports.

"Of course, in Ukraine, like everywhere in the world, now and in the past, there is some percent of people who do not see anyone else except their nation. The same happened during the Second World War, and during the occupation by fascist Germany of Ukraine. The same kind of complicated attitude was demonstrated to Jewish people during Soviet times. We all know this. But right now we also know perfectly well that the lowest level of anti-Semitism is in Ukraine," Zelensky said.

In support of his argument, Ukrainian president recalled data from the Pew Research Center poll from 2018 that assessed the level of anti-Semitism in Europe. According to it, the lowest level of anti-Semitism was in Ukraine.

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As we reported earlier, Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the glorification of those responsible for the murder of Jews and anti-Semitic ideologies in Ukraine. The corresponding statement was published on the Ministry’s website.

"Individuals responsible for the murder of Jews in the Holocaust and in pogroms, as well as antisemitic ideologists of the Ukrainian National movement have recently been a subject of public glorification in Ukraine," the statement reads.

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