The Israeli national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust Yad Vashem expressed regret due to the decision of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky to give his place and places of the Ukrainian delegation to survivors of the Holocaust who had no place as NEWSru.co.il reported.
“It was explained to the President of Ukraine that survivors of Holocaust, who appealed with the request to be present at the forum, got such possibility. We do not understand the decision of the president and we regret that he made such a step at the event with the name Remember Holocaust, fight against anti-Semitism,” the organizer of the event said.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelensky and the Ukrainian delegation gave their places at the World Holocaust Forum to the victims of the Holocaust.
On January 23, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has begun his working visit to Israel. The program of the visit includes negotiations with Israel’s leadership and a meeting with representatives of Israeli business circles.
Earlier, Editor-In-Chief of Echo of Moscow radio station Aleksei Venediktov reported that the presidents of Ukraine and Russia would hold a meeting in Israel on January 23.
Ukraine’s Office of the President stated that Volodymyr Zelensky has no scheduled meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Israel.
Russia stated that Zelensky and the number of other politicians from different countries filed the requests to Kremlin for a meeting with Putin. No refusals were provided; however, the long meetings are impossible due to the number of requests.