Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman ordered Minister
of Internal Affairs of Ukraine to take all steps and identify perpetrators who committed
a criminal offence in a synagogue in Uman, and punish
them as soon as possible. The Head of Government said during the Cabinet’s
meeting on Wednesday commenting on the incident in synagogue in Uman near the grave of Rabbi Nachman.
Volodymyr Groysman gave a commission to Minister Arsen Avakov to ensure the
criminals identified and punished, to establish cooperation between law
enforcement agencies in each particular area and different religious confessions.
The Head of Government believes that a road to the temple must
be free in every way.
"Ukraine is a beautiful multiethnic and multicultural
country. The most important features of Ukrainian citizens are hospitality, candour
and kindness. Each person in a democratic country has the right to freedom of
religion, and Ukraine is a free democratic country. So, if someone is going to
approach the religious buildings - whether it is a church, a Catholic church, a
synagogue or a mosque – with impure thoughts, he will be treated as the enemy
of our state, the enemy of the Ukrainian people", emphasized Volodymyr Groysman.