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 Ukraine Is Against State Conducting Nazi Policies to Lead Struggle with Nazism - Foreign Ministry

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Ukraine, the United States and Canada voted against the draft resolution of the Russian Federation "The fight against the glorification of Nazism" at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, which took place Nov. 21.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Yevhen Perebyinis said at the briefing in Kyiv, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

According to him, the document was adopted as in previous years: 115 delegations voted for it, 55 States abstained. Ukraine, together with the United States and Canada voted against the resolution.

Perebyinis said that Ukraine's position was voiced in the statement read by the Ukrainian delegation before the consideration of this project. In particular, Ukraine's strong condemnation of Nazism and neo-Nazism as well as all other forms of intolerance was noted. At the same time, the Ukrainian delegation emphasized that this issue should be considered in a balanced and impersonal manner.

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"Therefore, we consider it to be totally unacceptable and illegal to resort to manipulation and distortion of history for the sake of someone's aggressive political interests. Unfortunately, Russia demonstrates this very approach in the resolution development year after year," Perebyinis said.

He noted that Ukraine is strongly opposed to the cynical attempts of the Russian Federation to introduce itself as a leader in the struggle against Nazism and neo-Nazism, while making the same crimes against other nations.

According to the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russia openly supports a variety of Russian neo-Nazi groups in the country, and abroad. In particular, we are talking about the Volchia Sotnia (Wolves' hundred) detachment fighting in the armed terrorist groups in the Donbas and the Russian Cossacks in Crimea, who openly practice nationalistic, xenophobic and chauvinistic policies.

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"taking in consideration these reasons, unbalanced nature of the draft resolution and the presence of the facts distortion as well as on the background of occupation and annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and the continuing armed aggression of Russia against our country, Ukraine decided to vote against the initiative of Moscow," he said.

 
 
 
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