Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal says that Ukraine is determined to react decisively to any manifestations of anti-Semitism, xenophobia, intolerance and to prevent the spread of hate crimes.
“Babyn Yar is one of the hardest memories of the Holocaust. This tragedy is an eternal reminder of the need for joint, decisive preventive efforts to prevent the revival of totalitarian ideologies, manifestations of intolerance on ethnic grounds” – Shmyhal said at a forum in Sweden.
The Prime Minister added that Ukraine became the first post-Soviet country to include the topic of the Holocaust in the 1990s as mandatory for students in all schools in the country in accordance with the recommendations of the Council of Europe.
“The effectiveness of educational work of the state and public organizations is demonstrated by the Pew Research Center survey, in which Ukraine is identified as the country with the lowest prevalence of anti-Semitic sentiments in Eastern Europe” – the head of government noted.
To remind, on October 13, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal is on a working visit to the Kingdom of Sweden (Malmo).