Kyiv, June 22 (Interfax-Ukraine) – First Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk has said he believes that it necessary to sue the BBC for its program about alleged cases of racism in Ukraine.
“I think that somebody ordered this video. I do not know who ordered this, but I support the idea that we need to sue the BBC,” he said at a meeting of the World without Nazism international human rights movement in Kyiv on Friday.
He noted that he was following the situation in Ukraine during Euro 2012 and that there had been no similar case in the country over this period.
Kravchuk also said that there were cases of such negative trends in Ukraine, but they also occur in other countries.
“Ukraine is not the only country where this is happening. We have to defend our honor and dignity,” he said.
As reported, the BBC earlier showed a program about cases of racism during matches at stadiums and in Euro 2012 host cities. After that, former England captain Sol Campbell advised English fans not to attend the matches of the championship in Poland and Ukraine.
The BBC leadership continued to defend the program, arguing that cases of racism were not being condemned by Ukrainian politicians.
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