Vladimir Zilinskaite: Charles Platiau / AP
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has evaluated the level of anti-Semitism in their country. He told this in an interview with The Times of Israel.
According to the head of the state, the level of anti-Semitism in Ukraine is the lowest among European countries. Zelensky said that these data follow from the “interesting statistics”, published in 2018, the Pew Research Center.
The President added that Ukraine, as in many other European countries, there are people who “can’t see anyone but their nation”. While Zelensky recalled that during the Second world war in France, Poland, Germany, Belarus and Ukraine were people who saved Jews, however, were those who collaborated with the Nazis and actually “gave” them the Jewish population.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Israel on 13 January condemned the glorification of those responsible for the murder of Jews in the Ukraine nationalists. The Ministry stressed that Holocaust remembrance and combating anti-Semitism cannot be an internal problem of the country.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine took the second place in the ranking of the level of anti-Semitic sentiment in Europe. According to the anti-defamation League, 72 percent of Ukrainians agreed that Jews have too much power, affecting the business. With 2016, the level of anti-Semitism in Ukraine has grown considerably.
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