During a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her condolences on the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy, the victims of which are honored in Ukraine these days. This was reported on the website of the president.
"On this day, we are with you", - said Merkel.
As you know, this week Ukraine marks the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy. On September 29, 1941 in Kyiv occupied by the German invaders look place numerous shootings of of men and women.
Babyn Yar became a place of death of thousands of Jews. During the Nazi occupation of Kyiv in 1941-1943, according to official figures, at Babi Yar, by the occupation authorities were shot about 100 thousand people, two thirds of whom were Jews. The victims of the shooting were also Roma, Soviet prisoners of war, and the representatives of Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists.