The Ukrainian side will firmly confront any kinds of
manifestations of religious intolerance and anti-Semitism and will do
everything possible in order the perpetrators of the brazen attack that took
place on the night of December 21 in Uman will be
punished according to the law.
In connection with the desecration of the grave of Rabbi Nachman in Uman the Ukrainian side
has conducted investigation to identify persons involved in the crime.
Yuriy Lutsenko, Prosecutor General
of Ukraine, has taken under personal control the investigation of the incident.
He instructed Prosecutor of Cherkasy region to take
under the strict control the investigation of criminal offenses committed in
the synagogue, located at the Tomb of Rabbi Nachman
Yuriy Lutsenko stressed the
inadmissibility of anti-Semitism and religious intolerance.
Head of the National Police of Ukraine stressed that "Malicious actions on
the night of December 21 of desecration of the burial complex of Rabbi Nachman in Uman, were qualified
by Part 3 of Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "Violation of
equality of citizens regardless of their racial, ethnic or religious
affiliation" which provides for punishment of imprisonment up to 8