Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Kyiv 16:47

Ukraine Foreign Ministry Statement on Russian Prosecutor General’s Office decision recognizing activities of the World Congress of Ukrainians as “undesirable”

12 July, 00:02

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong protest in connection with the decision of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office to recognize the activity of the World Congress of Ukrainians as “undesirable”. This decision once again demonstrated the immutability of Russia's repressive policies aimed at eliminating public organizations of the Ukrainian minority on the territory of the Russian Federation.

On the other hand, one cannot but rejoice at the fact that the non-governmental organization of Ukrainians registered in Canada "poses a threat to the fundamentals of the constitutional order and security of the Russian Federation". The World Congress of Ukrainians will always be a threat to the Kremlin, although the purpose of this organization is to support Ukrainian identity, rehabilitate Ukrainian wounded servicemen and civilians, who have suffered from Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, implement educational programs and the Ukrainian education outside of Ukraine, and preserve the national memory of the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

Ukraine is ready to take all steps in response to this shameful decision of the aggressor state, and calls upon the international community to consider this decision of the General Prosecutor's Office of Russia as another daring violation of fundamental human rights, including the rights of the Ukrainian minority in Russia, and to increase diplomatic pressure on the criminal Kremlin regime.

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