Police have launched criminal proceedings following a report about a banner with anti-Semitic slogans being unfurled outside the President's Office at a rally on Wednesday.

Kyiv's Main Directorate of the National Police has opened criminal proceedings over a banner with anti-Semitic inscriptions being displayed outside the President's Office, the United Jewish Community of Ukraine has told UNIAN.

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The police website reported that they received a report about the crime from the head of the United Jewish Community of Ukraine, who said that on October 14, unidentified persons had unfurled a banner by the President's Office with the following inscription: "Ukrainians! We celebrate the anniversary of the occupation and plunder of Ukraine by the Dnipro Jewish clan of Vova Zelensky. "

It should be reminded that the UJCU is headed by Michael Tkach.