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Vandals desecrated monument to victims of Holocaust in Kryvyi Rih

Source : 112 Ukraine

Israeli ambassador to Ukraine hopes justice will prevail
18:48, 20 January 2020

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Vandals desecrated a monument to the victims of the Holocaust in Kryvyi Rih. Israel’s ambassador to Ukraine, Joel Lyon, responded to the desecration of the monument on Twitter.

The ambassador noted that the incident occurred in the hometown of President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky and expressed the hope that "justice will prevail. A monument to the victims was desecrated few days before the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in Kryvyi Rih, near the president’s parental home. I hope that justice will prevail," he said.

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