The EU has urged Ukraine to combat extremism and its manifestations. Josep Borrell, Vice President of the European Commission, released the respective statement on Thursday.
"The EU rejects and condemns all forms and manifestations of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia directed against a person defined by reference to race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin. The EU is aware of the alleged ties of the C14 group to far-right movements.
The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement is based on respect for democratic principles, human rights, and fundamental freedoms. This means also that Ukraine has committed to promote, enforce and ensure respect for these principles.
The EU follows closely the developments in Ukraine, including the legislative steps that may impact on democracy, human rights and the rule of law and is consistently encouraging Ukraine, as well as all its partners, to continue efforts to fight any incidents of violent extremism", reads the statement.