The relevant statement has been released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 12.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses strong protest against the decision by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office to declare ‘unwelcome’ activities of the Ukrainian World Congress. This decision once again demonstrated the immutability of Russia's repressive policies aimed at eliminating the civic organizations of the Ukrainian minority in the territory of the Russian Federation,” reads the statement.
According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the work of the Ukrainian World Congress is aimed at supporting Ukrainian identity, assisting in the rehabilitation of Ukrainian wounded servicemen and civilians suffered from Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, implementing educational programs and Ukrainian schools outside Ukraine, and preserving the national memory about the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also assured that Ukraine is ready to take all steps in response to this shameful decision of the aggressor state and calls on the international community to consider the decision by the Russian Prosecutor General's Office as another compelling violation of fundamental human rights, including the rights of the Ukrainian minority in Russia, and to strengthen the diplomatic pressure on the criminal Kremlin regime.
As reported, the Russian Prosecutor General's Office decided to recognize as unwelcome the activities of the international non-governmental organization Ukrainian World Congress on the territory of the Russian Federation.
The Ukrainian World Congress is a non-profit organization, a non-partisan association coordinated by Ukrainian civic organizations in the Ukrainian diaspora. It represents 20 million Ukrainians in 133 countries. One of the largest Ukrainian diaspora groups is in Russia.
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