On January 21, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko awarded the Order of Freedom, his nation’s highest civilian honor, to Vasil Kvasnovsky, a Ukrainian political activist. Kvasnovsky was part of an extensive list of others receiving various awards and honors by presidential decree.
NCSEJ sent a letter to President Poroshenko protesting in the strongest possible terms the bestowing of this honor on Kvasnovsky, whose far-right politics and anti-Semitic books The Intrigues of the Twins: Zionism and Communism
and From Darkness to Light: The Moscow-Jewish Syndrome of Ukrainian Holocaust
contradict the spirit of the Order, which is given to “outstanding citizens…[for] consolidation of Ukrainian society, democracy, socio-economic and political reforms.” The letter can be seen here
We will keep you updated on any further developments.