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Vandals desecrate monument to Holocaust victims in southern Ukraine

The culprits put swastikas on the memorial and left a threatening note on it; it mentioned President Volodymyr Zelensky, ex-MP Yevhen Chervonenko and Eduard Dolynsky, the director of Ukrainian Jewish Committee
08:46, 16 September 2019

Desecrated monument of Holocaust victims in Mykolaiv region
Eduard Dolinsky/Facebook

Some vandals painted the monument to Holocaust victims in Mykolaiv region, southern Ukraine. The culprits put swastikas on the memorial and left a threatening note on it. Director of Ukrainian Jewish Committee Eduard Dolynsky posted that on his Facebook page.

"Someone desecrated a monument on the site of the mass murder of 54,000 Jews on Bohdanivka, Mykolaiv region. They left a note, in which they mention [President] Zelensky, [former MP] Chervonenko and me", Dolynsky wrote.

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According to him, the note was of anti-Semitic nature; it contained a threat to start a Holocaust, in case the Ukrainian land is sold.

Earlier this month, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky charged the Cabinet of Ministers to develop the draft law on the land market. The Parliament is supposed to pass it, canceling the moratorium for agricultural land sale by the end of this year.

Related: Zelensky instructs Verkhovna Rada to lift moratorium on land sale by December 2019

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