Hannu Takkula, a Finnish Member of the European Parliament, issued a statement on Ukraine, Thursday, in which he said, "One of the shadows clouding over the future of Ukraine is [the] strong position enjoyed there by the extreme nationalistic movements. These movements are escalating, among the other things, anti-Semitism and xenophobia. The minorities living in Ukraine are deeply concerned on their safety.
“The officials in Ukraine have to intervene into cases of anti-Semitic speeches, graffities, and attacks on synagogues. EU also shall keep this as a condition for our signing future Association- and trade agreement with Ukraine. We can discuss the Ukraine long-termed goal of joining EU only then when the country’s minorities will be having the complete protection there guaranteed by the law.”