The investigation into the attempt to set fire to the synagogue of the Kherson Jewish religious community Chabad is underway, reports the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in its letter to the Jewish Confederation of Ukraine.
In total, in the four months of 2020, as stated in the letter of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, pre-trial investigations were started in Ukraine on 7 cases of anti-Semitism, which had different forms of expression. As previously reported, the property of the Cultural and Educational Center “Beys Stern Shulman” in Kryvyi Rih was damaged in January. The perpetrator was quickly found, and on March 18, the indictment was already forwarded to the court.
In early February, a Cherkasy resident called on Facebook to exterminate Jews. And in late February, a member of the local Jewish community was attacked in the Vinnytsia synagogue by a drunken man who shouted anti-Semitic slogans.
In early April, a resident of Ivano-Frankivsk region shared anti-Semitic materials on Facebook.
All these facts are under investigation.
The Jewish Confederation of Ukraine agreed with the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov on cooperation in monitoring and stopping anti-Semitism in 2018. The JCU is grateful to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine for its careful monitoring and prompt response to the facts of anti-Semitism.