Lukashevich has criticized the West's position on neo-Nazism in Ukraine
The Western patrons of Kiev do not pay attention to manifestations of neo-Nazism and xenophobia in Ukraine, and the recent evidence of violent acts by nationalists and is not reflected in the report of Joint monitoring mission of the OSCE, said on Thursday Russia's permanent representative to the organization of Alexander Lukashevich.
"Unfortunately, at this stage it is necessary to observe only the indulgence Russophobic and nationalist manifestations in the political life of Ukraine", - said Lukashevich, the text of the speech which the online session of the OSCE Permanent Council leads the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.
According to him, on may 23, the Ukrainian radical nationalists celebrated the so-called "heroes Day". This date was designated as a memorial in 1941, "the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists" (OUN), and after the coup of February 2014, it was noted by some members of the public and municipal authorities, he added.
"For example, this year living in Western Ukraine the Nazi collaborators of the "Ukrainian insurgent army"* (*UPA), officially received a lump-sum cash payment. Dedicated to the "heroes Day" events were held with the participation of authorities in Lviv, Ternopil, Zhytomyr and Khmelnytskyi. And in Kiev that day radical nationalists using violence stormed the office of the head of one of political forces openly oppose neo-Nazism and xenophobia," - said the Russian diplomat.
"By the way, this story has not yet been reflected in the OSCE reports. We repeat our strong call for the Mission to closely monitor and organize data about manifestations of aggressive nationalism, neo-Nazism and xenophobia, as they directly affect the overall security situation in the country. Unfortunately, we do not see any reaction and Western patrons of Kiev to such antics" - said Lukashevich.
* Extremist organization banned in Russia