Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal says he regrets that the Gay Pride parade in Kiev was cancelled because of security concerns.
“The threat posed by anti-gay protesters fits in with a political climate which has Ukraine drafting legislation that is seen as potentially discriminatory against gays.”
The Netherlands will address the issue at the end of this month during the EU-Ukraine talks on the constitutional state.
“The Ukrainian authorities must provide clarity about the measures being taken to safeguard gay rights, including the right to protest,” Mr Rosenthal said.
The minister is currently in Chicago for a two-day NATO summit.
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