The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has expressed resolute protest against the decision of the Prosecutor General of Russia on recognizing as "undesirable" the activities of the Ukrainian World Congress.
This decision once again demonstrated the invariability of the repressive policies of the Russian Federation aimed at liquidating public organizations of the Ukrainian minority in the territory of the Russian Federation, the MFA press service stated.
"On the other hand, the fact that a non-governmental organization of Ukrainians registered in Canada 'poses a threat to the fundamentals of the constitutional system and security of the Russian Federation' cannot but make us rejoice. Ukrainian World Congress will always be a threat to the Kremlin, although the purpose of this organization is to support Ukrainian identity, rehabilitate wounded Ukrainian soldiers and civilians affected by Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, implement research programs and Ukrainian education outside Ukraine, and preserve the national memory of the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-1933," the statement reads.
The ministry added that Ukraine is ready to take all steps necessary in response to this shameful decision of the aggressor state, and called on the international community to consider this decision of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office another cynical violation of fundamental human rights, including the rights of the Ukrainian minority in Russia, and strengthen diplomatic pressure on the criminal Kremlin regime.