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12.04.2008

Call for measures against racism and xenophobia

President Yushchenko has sent letters to the Prosecutor General and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in which he stresses the need for effective steps aimed at countering xenophobia, racial and ethnic intolerance in Ukraine | detail

Visits 1120
20.03.2008

Whose side are you on?

When the victim of a racist attack, still in hospital with a near-fatal knife wound, is presented with criminal charges, then some hard-hitting questions need to be asked. Like where is the authorities’ commitment to the rule of law and justice, not to mention combating racism and xenophobia? | detail

Visits 1074
20.03.2008

Watch your tongue

On hate speech and stereotypes in the Ukrainian media which entrench dangerous attitudes and engender intolerance | detail

Visits 1511
18.03.2008

Cossacks suspected of desecrating a Crimean Muslim Cemetery

Police suspect people linked with the Cossack unit “Sobol” to be behind the major attack on a Muslim Cemetery of the Nizhnyohirske settlement in the Crimea | detail

Visits 2177
13.03.2008

Large skinhead organization blamed for refugee’s murder

Kyiv police have detained a minor suspected of murdering a 40-year-old refugee from Sierra Leone on 8 March. | detail

Visits 2115
04.03.2008

Two detained over murder of Congolese national

Kyiv police have detained two 16-year-olds suspected of killing the young Congolese man in December last year. They are said to belong to a skinhead organization | detail

Visits 1514
03.03.2008

EU language policy specialist: “We have received no individual complaints from Russians”

In this interview, an EU specialist on language policy says that he does not think ethnic Russians or people using Russian have problems using their native language. He is concerned about problems experienced by the Crimean Tatar people, especially in education | detail

Visits 1717
02.03.2008

Afghanistan War veterans in the Crimea come out in support of the Soborna Mosque

“In Afghanistan we were not divided according to ethnic or religious differences and we regard as legitimate the demands of the Muslims for a Soborna Mosque to be built in Simferopol" | detail

Visits 1783
28.02.2008

Lawlessness unto themselves

The Simferopol City Council has taken a decision which is difficult not to see as deliberately aimed at heightening tension in the city and perhaps in the Crimea | detail

Visits 2160
28.02.2008

If you’re anti-fascists, that means Kyiv has fascists?

On neo-fascists and skinheads in Ukraine, those fighting them (and not with words alone) in Kyiv and on the influence of Russian neo-Nazi groups | detail

Visits 1560
27.02.2008

Police Chief slams attempts at provocation by the Simferopol City Council

He says that the decision not to allocate land on Yalynska St to build an Assembly Mosque was unlawful and that the police would not be vacating the protesters | detail

Visits 1849
27.02.2008

MIA proposes inter-departmental committee against xenophobia

The committee would present a comprehensive document on combating racism and xenophobia in Ukraine which the Ministry of Internal Affairs says goes beyond its powers | detail

Visits 1456
22.02.2008

Skinheads on Kyiv’s Khreschatyk

According to Glavred, the Kyiv Prosecutor has only recently passed a criminal case to the Court of Appeal following a fatal attack on a Korean national Kang Jongvon by four men on 23 April last year. | detail

Visits 1818
12.02.2008

Crimean Tatars accuse Crimean enforcement bodies of xenophobia

The Presidium of the Mejilis of the Crimean Tatar People believes that the investigation into high-profile recent events cannot be carried out by the Crimean departments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Security Service | detail

Visits 2672
12.02.2008

Films in Ukrainian not a problem in the East and South

According to the Director of B & H Film Distribution, Bohdan Batrukh, dubbing exclusively into Ukrainian has not had any significant impact on the number of cinema goers in the East and South of Ukraine | detail

Visits 1231
08.02.2008

Proposed law would increase liability for propagandizing Nazism

The draft law just tabled in parliament increases penalties for publicly praising and propagandizing Nazism and discriminatory ideology | detail

Visits 1008
07.02.2008

Crimean Tatars warn Council of Europe of possible conflict in the Crimea

They are calling for the issue of repatriants’ to be considered at the Council of Europe conference on Ukraine’s regional development to be held in Yalta in April this year. | detail

Visits 2131
06.02.2008

Ministry of Justice not convinced over racism problem in Ukraine

The Ministry of Justice has posted a text on its official website asserting that statements about the existence of racism as a general phenomenon in Ukraine are incorrect. The Ministry maintains that at present one can speak only of isolated incidents | detail

Visits 1535
03.02.2008

UNHCR appalled by murder in Ukraine

The UN is asking the Ukrainian authorities to consider the possibility of a racially motivated attack in their investigation of the murder of a Congolese asylum seeker | detail

Visits 1532
30.01.2008

Photo of the Minister of Education burned in the Crimea

A civic association in Sevastopol is demanding measures against those who organized a protest action at which the Minister’s photo was burned. The protest was in fact unwarranted since students in the Crimea are not being forced to take external exams in a language they have not studied in | detail

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