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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

Visits 1886
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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19.12.2014

Occupation regime’s detentions in Crimea carried out with serious infringements

The actions of the Crimean law enforcement bodies in detaining more than 160 people at markets in Simferopol was in breach of Russian law, the Crimean Field Mission on Human Rights reports | detail

Visits 2744
22.11.2014

Ethnic raids in the Crimea

The occupation ‘authorities’ in the Crimea have now resorted to armed raids of markets and cafes in Simferopol with people obviously targeted by officers from the ’department for countering extremism’ because of ‘non-Slavonic appearance’ | detail

Visits 3150
19.11.2014

Foul Desecration of Monument at Babyn Yar

This attack at the site of a terrible Nazi crime comes just days after prominent Ukrainian Jewish organizations warned of the need for vigilance, calm and unity in the face of a dishonest propaganda campaign around anti-Semitism in Ukraine and likely attempts at provocation | detail

Visits 3312
17.11.2014

Warning of increase in inter-ethnic tension over Crimean Mosque arson attacks

Both the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People and the Mufti of Muslims of the Crimea have expressed concern over the arson attack late in the evening of Nov 12 on a mosque in the village of Sonetchnaya Dolina | detail

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17.11.2014

Israeli ambassador sees no particular problem with anti-Semitism in Ukraine

Eli Belotserkovsky was one of the guests at conferences held by Jewish organizations in Kyiv who have agreed to form a Council and call a congress aimed at ensuring that on key issues Jewish organizations speak with a united voice | detail

Visits 2897
14.11.2014

G20 Putin Pack: Russia’s Fascist ‘Anti-Fascist’ Crusade

Why, if Russia claims to be opposing ‘fascists’ in Ukraine, do so many of the militants it supports in eastern Ukraine have links to far-right or neo-Nazi parties? Why is it specifically far-right or Stalinist parties in Europe that support Russia’s annexation of the Crimea and a purported ‘fight against fascism in eastern Ukraine? | detail

Visits 3725
11.11.2014

A Vested Interest in Ukrainian Jewish Unity

Ukraine’s leading Jewish organizations are holding a joint conference this week and hope to create one single coordinating body, representing all organizations. If they succeed, this will be the latest demonstration by Ukrainians from all faiths and ethnic groups of unity in the face of Russian aggression | detail

Visits 2957
14.10.2014

Bogus claims of ’Muslim radicalism’ as weapon against the Crimean Tatars

Kremlin strategists seem to be hoping to gain dividends out of mounting fears in the West of the hard-line Islamic State and ‘Muslim radicals’. The ploy has worked in the past but the manipulation as regards the Crimean Tatars is overt, the ‘extremism’ invented as a weapon of repression and the dangers immense. | detail

Visits 5392
27.06.2014

Whose anti-Semitic and Homophobic Choice?

Viktor Medvedchuk is undoubtedly the Kremlin’s choice of ‘negotiator’, however why the leader of a party with apparent anti-Semitic leanings and a pronounced homophobic position should have German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s support is less clear. | detail

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20.05.2014

Incidents of anti-Semitism noted in areas seized by pro-Russian militants

Ira Forman, US Special Envoy on Anti-Semitism, found overwhelming consensus among members of the Jewish community in Ukraine that there are no fears of anti-Semitism connected with the interim government | detail

Visits 2215
15.05.2014

Weisenthal Centre outraged by Kremlin-funded Russia Today’s anti-Semitic clip

Julia Ioffe writes: “Anti-Semitism Is on the Rise in Russia—and the offensive video on Kremlin’s TV Network Russia Today is just the latest example” | detail

Visits 1579
08.05.2014

Neo-Nazis in Moscow’s Service

While criminalizing honest historical debate under the guise of fighting “restoration of Nazism”, the Kremlin is showing incredible willingness to use neo-Nazi groups for its dirty work in Ukraine | detail

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01.05.2014

Comparison of xenophobia in Ukraine and in Russia

In view of widespread attempts over recent times to manipulate the issues of anti-Semitism and xenophobia, the National Minority Rights Monitoring Group has carried out a comparative study of the number of crimes based on ethnic, racial or religious hatred in Ukraine and in Russia | detail

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01.05.2014

Anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Ukraine during April 2014

Monitoring carried out by Tetyana Bezruk and Viacheslav Likhachev | detail

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29.04.2014

Moscow tries a new Polish and Hungarian “separatist” number

While the EU continues to stall over any serious sanctions, Russia is diversifying its efforts to destabilize Ukraine, with the government radio station Voice of Russia now citing alleged Polish and Hungarian “separatist” sentiments | detail

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22.04.2014

Pro-Russian separatists start their own anti-Semitic TV channel

The anti-Semitic pronouncements and far-right credentials of a large number of the pro-Russian militants who have seized control in various east Ukrainian cities are making Russia’s unconditional support look highly questionable. | detail

Visits 63762
20.04.2014

Pro-Russian, anti-Roma, anti-Semitic and hunting out Ukrainian speakers

The Ukrainian authorities may have suspended anti-terrorist operations over Easter, but there is no let-up in violence and aggression from the pro-Russian militants in east Ukraine, especially Slovyansk with its motley "people’s mayor" | detail

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