On 29 April 2014 Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrii Deshchytsia met OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Personal Representative on Combating Anti-Semitism Rabbi Andrew Baker (the U.S.) who is visiting Ukraine on the invitation of the Ukrainian Government.
Ukraine supports the Personal Representative’s Mandate in the sphere of combating anti-Semitism and expects that the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Personal Representative’s objective, unbiased and balanced findings will contribute to refuting of ill-based accusations by the Russian propaganda of so-called “anti-Semitic” feelings in the Ukrainian society.
Rabbi Andrew Baker welcomed the efforts of the Government of Ukraine aimed at meeting the existing needs and requirements of the Jewish community in Ukraine. According to Rabbi Andrew Baker there are no serious anti-Semitic incidents in Ukraine, some isolated cases are of а provocative nature and are used for propaganda purposes.
During the meeting the two sides discussed the OSCE engagement in resolving the current difficult situation in and around Ukraine caused by the actions of the Russian Federation.