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Ukraine: Anti-Semitism

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the government of Ukraine on (a) levels of anti-Semitism and (b) anti-Semitic (i) organisations and (ii) publications in Ukraine since July 2008; and if he will make a statement. (247759)

Our embassy in Kiev regularly raise issues relating to anti-Semitism with the Ukrainian authorities and remains in close contact with local human rights organisations and representatives of the Jewish community. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the International Commission Combating Anti-Semitism are co-hosting a high level meeting in the UK on the 16 and 17 February 2009 to which we are inviting a broad range of countries, including Ukraine. We continue to work with our EU partners to keep these issues under close review.