12:28 GMT09 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has launched disciplinary proceeding against its consul to the German city of Hamburg, who was accused of anti-Semitism, the country’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said.

    “Anti-Semites and those who spark ethnic discord cannot have a place either in a civilized society or in the Foreign Ministry. State Secretary of the Foreign Ministry [Andriy Zayats] has opened disciplinary proceedings. We will consider all details,” Klimkin wrote on Twitter late on Sunday,

    Ukraine's media reported on Sunday, citing prominent Ukrainian blogger and investigative journalist Anatoly Shariy, that the country's diplomat Vasily Marushinets has been posting numerous hateful comments on Facebook.

    On Thursday, Russian Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Alexander Lukashevich has expressed concern over the growing number of neo-Fascism supporters in Ukraine in his address to the OSCE Permanent Council. The official noted that such movements are supported by the Ukrainian authorities, who are trying to "whitewash" the extremists.


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