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Putin's policy of cultivating foreign leaders can backfire in democracies.

 A rise in violent incidents initiated by radical groups targeting ethnic and religious minorities, feminists, LGBT people, and other communities should prompt an effective response by Ukraine's government.

Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, Human Rights Watch, and Freedom House together released a joint letter urging Ukrainian officials to address the violent attacks perpetuated by hate groups in Ukraine. 

Upon release of the Nations in Transit report “Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy,” Freedom House issued a statement.

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Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy

Far-right extremism represents a threat to the democratic development of Ukrainian society. The brief provides an overview of the activities and influence of the far right, differentiating between groups that express radical ideas but by and large operate within a democratic framework and extremist groups, which resort to violence to influence society.

Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy Ukrainian Translation

Ультраправий екстремізм несе загрозу демократичному розвитку українського суспільства. У цьому тексті викладений огляд діяльності та впливу ультраправих, зважаючи на різницю між групами, що висловлюють радикальні ідеї, проте більшою чи меншою мірою діють в рамках демократичної системи, та екстремістськими групами, які вдаються до насильства для впливу на суспільство

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