UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (Sep. 3)
The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic asserted in a document submitted here today to the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly that “there are no instances of racial prejudice or of national or religious intolerance, either de jure or de facto” in the Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Republic was one of many governments reporting on actions taken regarding “manifestations of racial prejudice and national and religious intolerance.”
The USSR itself did not file a report. However, the third member of the Russian group here, Byelorussia, also filed a report similar in content to the one submitted by Ukrainia.
The Ukrainian report set forth clauses of its constitution and its criminal code in its contention that all laws and practices forbidding discrimination an account of race, nationality or religion are forbidden. “Chauvinism, nationalism and racialism are alien to the Ukrainian people,” the report stated and there is a total absence of racial or national discrimination in the Ukrainian SSR “since there is no economic, social or political basis for it.”