23 Aug 2019

Ukraine 'will prosecute' anyone spreading accused gunman's manifesto

From Checkpoint, 6:07 pm on 23 August 2019

The ambassador of Ukraine has vowed to track down anyone distributing the accused Christchurch gunman's manifesto and prosecute them.

A neo-Nazi in Ukraine is reproducing the document in paperback and selling it through an online messaging app. Ukraine's ambassador Dmytro Senik contacted RNZ after seeing media reports and says law enforcement is now investigating.

Ukraine has struggled to deal with far-right vigilante groups springing up in the wake of its ongoing conflict with Russia.

But Mr Senik told RNZ reporter Anneke Smith it's a peaceful country that doesn't tolerate hate.