Antisemitism accusations by Israel "groundless" – MFA Ukraine
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Tuesday commented on a statement by their Israeli counterparts regarding "antisemitism" in Ukraine.
Ukraine "strongly condemns all forms of intolerance and antisemitism, and the Ukrainian authorities at all levels make every effort to fight any of their manifestations," Ukrainian diplomats stress.
"It has been recognized by the influential international and non-governmental institutions, and the Ministry of the Diaspora Affairs of Israel as well," the statement adds.
This assessment is also consistent with the data of the Jewish community of Ukraine and national non-governmental human rights organizations, according to MFA Ukraine.
"Preservation of the historical truth about the Holocaust tragedy in Ukraine, restoration of the historical justice, including towards those who had fought for the independence of our country and whose memory had been disgraced by the Soviet propaganda, will remain the important goal of Ukraine's state policy," the statement reads.
At the same time, the ministry noted that "civilized nations should be guided by the principle of commemoration of all the perished, and the discussions in this sphere should be conducted at the level of experts and historians, and not politicians."