I have Jewish blood and I am a President, – Zelensky comments on anti-Semitism in Ukraine
According to research, Ukraine has the lowest level of anti-Semitism in Europe, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with the Times of Israel published on January 19 that in Ukraine, as elsewhere in the world, there is a certain percentage of people who do not see "anyone but their nation." This is reported by the Gordon media.
Zelensky noted that, according to a Pew Research Center survey for 2018, Ukraine has the lowest level of anti-Semitism in Europe. He added: "I have Jewish blood. And I'm the President."
According to Zelensky, "as elsewhere in the world, now and in the past, there is a certain percentage of people who do not see anyone but their nation", and the same thing happened during WWII, during the occupation of Ukraine by Nazi Germany.
The President of Ukraine noted that "the same complex attitude was demonstrated to the Jewish people in Soviet times", now Ukraine has "the lowest level of anti-Semitism".
Zelensky stressed that during the WWII, there were people in France, Poland, Germany, Belarus, and Ukraine who saved Jews from the Nazis, but "at the same time there were people who collaborated with the Nazis."
The Ukrainian President said that Ukraine is proud of the low level of anti-Semitism. He added that the country "has a percentage of radical people, but it is very small."