Ukraine to fight xenophobia



The Ukrainian Security Service is creating a division to combat xenophobia and ethnic intolerance.

Ukranian President Viktor Yuschenko ordered the establishment of the special department, according to Marina Ostapenko, press secretary for the head of the security service.

There are no organized extremist groups promoting racism and intolerance in Ukraine, Valentin Nalyvaichenko, the acting head of the Ukranian Security Service, told representaives of Jewish organizations at a meeting last week.

Ukraine has seen a spate of anti-Semitic incidents in the past two months.

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