“We came to Israel and found out that a lot of people who survived this horrific tragedy cannot visit the World Holocaust Forum due to the tremendous interest to the event and a limited number of places. We decided to give my place and places of the delegation of Ukraine to these courageous, unique people. The press reports that some ministers of the Israeli government did the same,” he wrote.
Besides, he noted that such action does not mean that the Ukrainian delegation does not honor the memory of the deceased and affected during the Nazi repressions. Ukrainian politicians will participate in all scheduled events.
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.