Ukraine has submitted information on hate crimes to ODIHR. Ukraine's hate crime laws combine general and specific penalty-enhancement provisions and contain a substantive offence. Hate crime data are collected by the General Prosecutor's Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the State Department on Sentence Execution and the State Statistics Committee.
The Main Investigation Department of the National Police of Ukraine, together with the Lviv State University of Internal Affairs, developed Methodological Recommendations on the specifics of investigating hate crimes. The guidelines were made available to officers.
In her "1st Quarterly Activity Report", the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe noted a lack of progress in efficiently investigating and punishing perpetrators of hate crimes against LGBT people. The Commissioner urged the authorities to effectively combat hate crime.
ODIHR observes that Ukraine has not reported on cases of hate crimes separately from cases of hate speech and/or discrimination.