2019-09-26 15:53:00

Ukraine will not tolerate crimes based on anti-Semitism, xenophobia, intolerance - Zelensky

Kiev, September 26, Interfax - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky promised at a meeting with representatives of Jewish organizations in New York that Ukraine will not tolerate crimes related to anti-Semitism, xenophobia and intolerance, the Ukrainian presidential website reported.

"The hype on the issue of anti-Semitism in Ukraine is a provocation. We are committed to preventing crimes rooted in anti-Semitism, xenophobia and intolerance," Zelensky said.

The Jewish community said significant progress has been made on these fronts.

Zelensky said his team's goal is to change the country so that it "becomes the global brand of everything innovative." For this purpose, the state needs the experience of the United States of America and Israel, and Zelensky asked representatives of Jewish organizations to help draw American and Israeli investors to Ukraine.

The representatives of Jewish organizations are also interested in reforms in Ukraine aimed at economic growth and preventing corruption.

The president thanked the Jewish community for strengthening the strategic relations of Ukraine and the United States, as well as for supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country. Chief Rabbi of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine Shmuel Kaminetsky, for his part, said the Jewish community of the United States is providing constant support to Jews in Ukraine.