On May 14, 2014, the Closing Plenary of AJC Global Forum took place in Washington, DC. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk gave a televised speech to the forum participants.
In his speech, the head of Ukrainian government, in particular, thanked AJC for its long-standing support for independent Ukraine and promotion of vibrant US-Ukraine relations. The threats to Ukraine are the challenge to the whole free world, he stressed. In the occupied territories, Stalin’s repressive practices are restored, as well as the Stalin’s policy of people’s discrimination, Arseniy Yatseniuk stated, and this aggression is accompanied by the intimidation of the Jewish population, persecution of Crimean Tatars, violent attacks on Roma people, beating and even killing of Ukrainian citizens. “If we want to stop anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia, we ought to stop the aggression”, he underlined.
The video address of the Ukrainian Prime Minister was followed by speeches by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird.
The video address by Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zlCNr0gW1w.