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Yuschenko orders action against vandalism

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Ukraine’s president demanded that measures be taken to stop
vandalism against Jewish and other memorial sites in the country. In a
letter sent Wednesday to the prosecutor general, security service chief
and interior minister, Viktor Yuschenko cited the recent increase in
attacks on Jewish cemeteries as well as monuments honoring Ukraine’s national
heroes and World War II victims, Yuschenko’s press office said.

According to the letter, the number of extremist groups in Ukraine is also
on the rise. Yuschenko said the country’s law enforcement agencies should take
measures to arrest and punish the vandals.

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