American Congressmen Ro Khanna and David N. Cicilline insist on a diplomatic pressure on Ukraine and Poland for the incidents of Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism, as it is stated in their joint statement published on the official website of Congressmen Ro Khanna.
“We urge you to join us and human rights organizations in standing against anti-Semitism, xenophobia, and all forms of intolerance by calling for the Polish and Ukrainian governments to unequivocally reject Holocaust distortion and the honoring of Nazi collaborators and fully prosecute anti-Semitic crimes,” the Members wrote in a letter to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan. “We also ask that you detail what steps are being taken by the United States (U.S.) government to monitor instances of Holocaust distortion and ensure that the U.S. is not supporting or funding groups and individuals that promote or justify anti-Semitism. We believe these steps must include a firm request that these offensive laws be repealed,” reads the press release.
Ro Khanna noted that the U.S. Government has to “be concerned with the resurgence of anti-Semitism in Ukraine and Poland”.
“The State Department must use all available diplomatic channels to work with the Ukrainian and Polish government to combat the rise of this hateful ideology which has historically threatened peace and security in the region,” he stated.