Zelensky said that the country's very low level of anti-Semitism
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in Kherson visited the Chabad synagogue in April that tried to set fire to, and said that the country's very low level of anti-Semitism, and all attempts of its manifestations is prevented.
According to the press service of the office of the President, in the framework of the working visit to Kherson region Zelensky met with the chief Rabbi of Kherson and Kherson region Joseph Isaac wolf and looked at the renovated part of the synagogue, which was damaged in attempted arson. Zelensky with the chief Rabbi presented letters of appreciation to the chief of police of the Kherson region Alexander Prokudin and the head of security in the region Sergey Krivoruchko for the quick detection of crime.
"It's not that it's a fast and correct result (the detection of crime - ed.). I think the most important thing - and it happened - that all people see that in Ukraine there are citizens of Ukraine. And, in spite of nationality, religion, they are all protected by state of Ukraine... the Main thing is that at the international level - most importantly - appreciate. Because there is a hybrid information war, when told that we have xenophobia, anti-Semitism. Such actions are very important to show that in Ukraine the level of anti-Semitism is very low. If there are attempts - we prevent them", - quotes Zelensky press service.
The chief Rabbi thanked the President for the prompt response of the government for the arson.
Unknown night the 20th of April tried to set fire to the building of the Jewish religious community in Kherson. According to an eyewitness, the man set fire to a bottle of flammable liquid and threw it on the threshold of the building at the street Theatre and disappeared. Also, the witness said that the fire did not happen, because the fluid is not broke. In may, militiamen detained the suspect.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Israel Joel lion said that in Ukraine there is a "rise of anti-Semitism" and urged to consolidate the definition of anti-Semitism in the legislation.