Likhachov insists that when the criteria for reporting antisemitic acts are consistent, it’s possible to see accurate trends of antisemitism in Ukraine year to year, even if the actual number of acts reported in a year may not be entirely accurate. According to him, there is currently less antisemitism in Ukraine than in the past.
We have also analyzed country specific survey data and statistics and met with leadership of U.S. based watchdog groups like the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Congress and World Jewish Congress.
As a person who monitors hate crimes, I can say here that the dynamics in the sphere of anti-Semitic crimes in the last 15 years do exist, of course. A certain level of vandalism is recorded in Ukraine, like in any other European country. But in 2017 not a single case of anti-Semitic violence was recorded in Ukraine.