Zelensky says Ukraine respects all faiths

President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. Photo: apimages.com

At the opening of the 2nd Kiev Jewish Forum, the President of Ukraine stressed the need to develop tolerance and respect for all nationalities and faiths.

Ukraine respects all faiths, Vladimir Zelensky said in his video message addressed to the participants of the Kyiv Jewish Forum 2020, which takes place online on September 8 and 9, 2020, reports “Ukrinform”.

“Ukraine has always been an open country that respects all religious denominations,” the publication reports. “Many Ukrainians hold the high title of the Righteous Among the Nations.”

Recalling his recent decree proposing to grant the state status, including the Jewish holidays – Rosh Hashanah, Passover and Hanukkah, Zelensky stressed that “it is important for all of us to work together to prevent xenophobia, intolerance, anti-Semitism, to work together, developing tolerance and respect for all nationalities and faiths ”.

As reported, on July 30, 2020, President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to work out the issue of determining the status of certain religious holidays, among which are Ramadan Bayram, Kurban Bayram, Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Easter of Christians of Western Rite Orthodoxy.

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