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06.10.2017

Ukrainian prosecutor refuses to investigate police inaction during shocking anti-Roma pogrom

An Odesa court has reinstated the criminal proceedings initiated over police failure to react during anti-Roma riots last year in Loshchynivka, but only after human rights lawyers challenged the prosecutor’s decision to terminate the investigation.   | detail

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25.05.2017

Vigilantes in military gear accused of new attack on Roma in Kyiv

A family who recently spoke out publicly about disturbing measures to drive out Romani residents of Kyiv have been set upon by a group of former soldiers whose civic organization was organized under the patronage of an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister | detail

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22.12.2016

Police from Kyiv to investigate anti-Semitic attack on Uman Synagogue

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General reports that a team of detectives from Kyiv will be sent to Uman in the Cherkasy oblast to investigate the foul attack on a synagogue during the early hours of Dec 21. | detail

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07.09.2016

Russia’s Trial of jailed Crimean Tatar leader turns openly racist

The current ‘trial’ of imprisoned Crimean Tatar leader Akhtem Chiygoz is proving as openly contemptuous of the law as the charges themselves. Chiygoz has been prevented from attending his own ‘trial’, or even properly hearing what is being said, and the prosecutor makes no attempt to conceal his racist views | detail

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28.01.2016

Ukraine sees drop in xenophobic violence everywhere but Russian-occupied Crimea

Ukraine’s far-right has no need to look for mythical enemies when there’s a real enemy to be fought and their country truly needs to be defended. That is one of the reasons put forward in explaining the good news that the last 2 years of conflict, first on Maidan, then because of Russian aggression have not led to an increase in anti-Semitic and xenophobic violence in Ukraine. | detail

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25.01.2016

Russian TV Presenter Accused Of Incitement In Germany

To Berlin-based lawyer Martin Luithle, Ivan Blagoy’s coverage was a reckless attempt to incite fear and hatred against migrants among Germany’s 6 million Russian speakers, and is punishable under German law. | detail

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07.01.2016

Stubborn Denial & Questionable Charges over Racist Attack on Football Fans in Kyiv

How do you protect likely victims if you deny racist motives?. Despite suspicion falling on known neo-Nazi racists for the attack on only black football fans at the Dynamo – Chelsea match on Oct 20 & and serious UEFA penalties, Ukraine’s police see only ’hooliganism’, for which the first person has just received a short suspended sentence | detail

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26.11.2015

Police officer accused of involvement in racist attack on football fans

Compelled by police inaction and misleading information presented to the President regarding a shocking racist attack on black football fans in Kyiv, journalists have carried out their own investigation which implicates a police officer and parliamentary aide and members of the Azov Civic Corps | detail

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10.11.2015

Propped by Russian neo-Nazis, Kremlin anti-Semitic proxies warn of mounting ’Ukrainian fascism’

AAccording to well-known specialist Viacheslav Likhachev, Russian far-right and neo-Nazi groups have played the greatest role in the war in Donbas. Neither this, nor the Kremlin-backed militants’ consistent anti-Semitism impede their constant rhetoric about fighting ‘Ukrainian fascism’ | detail

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09.11.2015

Second arson attack in Kolomyia Jewish cemetery

In the second arson attack in less than 2 months, an ohel, or small chapel-like structure for prayer at the grave of a tsadik, or righteous person, has been set alight in the Memorial Jewish Cemetery in Kolomyia [Ivano-Frankivsk oblast] | detail

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02.10.2015

Anti-Semitism is no vote-winner even for Ukraine’s far-right

Even the most notorious neo-Nazi in Ukraine’s parliament recently denied having previously made white supremacist and anti-Semitic utterances – among the reasons why Viacheslav Likhachev, head of the National Minority Rights Monitoring Group and leading researcher in the field, expresses ‘cautious optimism’ about the situation with anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Ukraine. | detail

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24.09.2015

Arson attack in Jewish cemetery

The Euro-Asian Congress has reported another arson attack, this time in the old Jewish cemetery in Kolomyia [Ivano-Frankivsk oblast] | detail

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15.09.2015

Latest and worst anti-Semitic vandalism at Babi Yar

This latest of six vandal attacks on the Menorah, which stands at the site where 33 thousand Jews were murdered by the Nazis in 1941, was carried out on Sunday night, the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year | detail

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21.08.2015

Racist attack on young man in Kyiv

A foul racially-motivated attack has been reported against a 16-year-old young man in Kyiv with the duty police officer at the metro station nowhere to be seen | detail

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10.08.2015

Debunking Russia’s Narrative of Rampant Anti-Semitism in Ukraine Again

The Congress of National Communities of Ukraine’s latest reports on xenophobia in Ukraine have struck another blow to Moscow’s persistent attempts to present the country as a hotbed of anti-Semitism. The reports make no mention of the "pogroms" alleged by the Russian Foreign Ministry, nor do they back Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assertion of a "rampage of reactionary, nationalist and anti-Semitic forces." | detail

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17.07.2015

Kremlin’s anti-Semitic proxies in Donbas turn on each other

It was bad enough for Vladimir Putin’s narrative about ‘anti-Semitic hordes’ seizing power in Kyiv when the Kremlin’s proxies in Donbas dismissed Ukraine’s leaders as “pathetic Jews”. Now foul anti-Semitic attacks are being used as part of an internal struggle for power between various militant leaders. | detail

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03.06.2015

Fake Rabbi’s Letter in Moscow’s “Ukrainian anti-Semitism” Propaganda

Instead of accepting failure and laying its “Ukrainian anti-Semitism card” to rest, the Kremlin’s propaganda machine has opted to spin out further brazen lies and distortion. The fakes, including the latest supposed letter from Rabbi Margolin of the European Jewish Association. keep being exposed and yet it comes back for more. | detail

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02.06.2015

Dubious confession to far-right anti-Semitic attack on Poroshenko’s ‘Roshen’

Just over a month after a far-right organization apparently claimed responsibility for two high-profile killings in Kyiv, another group calling itself ‘far-right’ has said that they planted an explosive device in a Kyiv Roshen sweet shop and have threatened more bombs. The group’s ‘admission’ comes in a rather curious video which Vyacheslav Likhachev, researcher on xenophobia and anti-Semitism in Ukraine, has subjected to close scrutiny. | detail

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23.03.2015

Monument to Victims of Holocaust desecrated in Mykolaiv

This is unfortunately not the first such attack, with one back in 2012 and a spate of three in 2013. | detail

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04.02.2015

Kremlin Proxies call Kremlin’s ’Kyiv Junta’ "Pathetic Jews"

Distasteful anti-Semitism demonstrated by Kremlin-backed militant leaders in Donbas on Monday received wide but typically inadequate coverage. Frustrating since a leading researcher warns that it is among Russian right-wing radicals, especially those involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine that anti-Semitic sentiments are getting stronger, not among Ukrainian nationalists | detail

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