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Report Data - Ukraine - 2009

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 178 149 6
2017 163 94 3
2016 144 76 2
2015 157 79 3
2014 33 33 2

Hate crimes recorded by police

National developments

The National Police adopted an Action Plan to prevent hate crimes for 2019. As part of the plan, hate crime monitoring groups have been created in police units.

The Human Rights Department and the Main Investigation Department of the National Police have worked with ODIHR to transform the internal Methodological Recommendations on Investigating Hate Crimes, launched in 2017, into a publication on Categorizing and Investigating Hate Crimes in Ukraine: A Practical Guide, launched in 2019, which is now to be translated into operational practice of the police and subsequent trainings for police officers.

NGO reports 
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The Diversity Initiative recorded 26 assaults. Seventeen incidents were reported to have been brought to the attention of the police. The Congress of National Communities of Ukraine reported 37 assaults. Victims included persons from Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Caucasus.

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The Congress of National Communities reported an anti-Semitic assault, two cases of arson and 17 cases of vandalism. The Jewish Foundation of Ukraine reported three assaults, six cases of vandalism and 20 instances anti-Semitic graffiti. The Stephen Roth Institute reported 20 violent incidents.

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The Congress of National Communities of Ukraine reported three cases of vandalism, of a religious school, a mosque and a cemetery, respectively. The Diversity Initiative reported an incident against a Crimean Tatar.

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The Congress of National Communities reported an attack with a Molotov cocktail on a church belonging to the Revival Fire Christian group.

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The Informational Educational Centre reported one assault and that threats were made targeting an LGBT organization. The Congress of National Communities reported three attacks on property associated with LGBT persons.

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IGO Reports 
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UNHCR reported four assaults, including two against two asylum seekers from Uzbekistan and Pakistan, respectively, and two against two recognized refugees, one from Congo and the other from the Russian Federation. Two of these four attacks were reported to the police.

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UNHCR reported that Nazi symbols were left at the premises of the office of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, an NGO.

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UNHCR reported anti-Semitic and xenophobic graffiti painted on the office of the NGO Chernihiv Civic Committee for the Protection of Human Rights. The incident was reported to the police.

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Developments
National Developments 
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Developments
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The Interior Ministry and the Office of the Prosecutor issued a joint instruction to law-enforcement bodies to register crimes committed on the basis racial, ethnic or religious intolerance.

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The criminal code was amended to include aggravating circumstances in sentences for crimes motivated by “racial, national or religious intolerance”. The types of crimes added in the amendments include murder, intentional grievous bodily harm, intentional bodily injury of medium gravity and threatening to kill.