Israel expects the Ukrainian government to take a strong stand against any manifestation of racism or anti-Semitism.

(Communicated by the Israel MFA Spokesperson)

Israel expresses concern at the growing strength of extremist anti-Semitic elements in Ukraine and at the election to the Ukrainian parliament of the Svoboda (Freedom) party, whose members have often voiced racist and anti-Semitic positions.

Israel expects the Ukrainian government to take a strong stand against any manifestation of racism or anti-Semitism.