Another scandal on ethnic grounds in Ivano-Frankivsk. The topic of the forced eviction of the Roma living there from the city did not have time to cool down, as the police again distinguished themselves.

The police in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast demanded a list of its members with mobile phones from the Jewish community of the city of Kolomyia. She also proposed to indicate the list of Jewish students studying at the universities of Kolomyia.

The police letter was published by the head of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, Eduard Dolinsky.

It says that the information is requested by the Department of Strategic Investigations of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Police. Which, inter alia, is engaged in «the fight against transnational and ethnic organized groups and criminal organizations.»

That is, the letter contains a «subtle» hint that the Jews are an ethnic criminal organization.

The head of the local Jewish community, Yakov Zalishcher, told the police that this information could only be provided in the framework of criminal cases. Although nothing was said about them in the appeal of law enforcement officers. What is the main scandalousness of the situation.

In fact, the police illegally collect personal data of people based on ethnicity, and they do it openly — with official requests.

“It is interesting that in 1941 the Nazis and the Ukrainian auxiliary police also demanded a list of all Jews,” Eduard Dolinsky, who published the scandalous letter, drew parallels with history.

The national police are conducting an official investigation into the police in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, the police press service told about this on May 11.

According to the head of the department, Igor Klimenko, such manifestations of xenophobia and anti-Semitism are completely unacceptable.

“As soon as this information appeared on the Internet, I immediately ordered an official investigation into this fact, because any manifestations of xenophobia and anti-Semitism are unacceptable. I’m sorry that this situation has arisen at all. That is why, as soon as possible, an official investigation will be carried out, the main purpose of which is to find out the reasons and the need to send a letter on collecting data to the representatives of the Jewish community, ”Klimenko said. He added that all police units are working to prevent anti-Semitic hate crimes. It is reported that the Department of Homeland Security and the Main Investigation Department of the National Police will be engaged in the internal investigation.http

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