Ukraine hosting the European Football Championship confirmed to the world that Ukraine does not have racist and xenophobic sentiments, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said at the meeting of the Public Humanitarian Council, ForUm learned from the President’s press office.

"All the attempts to discredit Ukraine before the international community have failed. I am convinced that many thousands of fans from around the world, the representatives of other cultures and religions were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality of our citizens," Viktor Yanukovych said.
Yanukovych said that during the Championship no crimes on ethnic or religious grounds were registered.

"The Ukrainian people have once again showed they are peace loving and tolerant," the President stated. He expressed confidence that the tolerant attitude to be taught in the early age.

"In this context, the education institutions need to bring up the younger generation in the spirit of tolerance towards other cultures and traditions," the head of the state said.

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