Ukrainian nationalists have received half of the budget of the Ministry of culture

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The Ministry of culture of Ukraine has allocated half of the budget funds the ultra-right and nationalist groups on the development of youth and children’s organizations. About it writes the Internet-the edition Strana.ua.

Following the meeting of the Commission under the Ministry of culture on January 28 organization “nationalist orientation” has received about eight million (about 20 million) from UAH 20 million (about 50 million), included in the budget. All funds were distributed among the 165 projects of youth and children’s public organizations.

Reportedly, many of the nationalist organizations had previously received government funding, including in the framework of competition of projects of national-Patriotic education in 2020-th year.

In July 2019, the Ukrainian government has accused of secret funding of right-wing extremist groups under the guise of educational programs. According to the investigative group is Bellingcat, the Cabinet has allocated funds in the framework of the “national-Patriotic education” of youth. The investigation indicated that such grants are used to increase the influence of the nationalists and attract new supporters.

Last summer, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky supported the proposal to unite the three ministries of culture, information policy, and youth and sports.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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