President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky honored the memory of victims in the tragedy of Babyn Yar. The head of the state laid flowers to the monument to citizens and prisoners of war shot by the Nazi occupiers at Babyn Yar, as the President’s Office reported.
"Executed in Babyn Yar are thousands of destroyed human fates. Thousands of families have been exterminated. Thousands of fearful children's eyes that do not understand that they are being led to death. These are thousands of reminders to the humanity of xenophobia, racism and intolerance. And thousands of pieces of evidence that, contrary to science, show that not all people have a heart," the president said.
Besides, he noted that 79 years ago, the dark page is written into the past of the Ukrainian and Jewish people.
“We bow our heads to all the victims of Babyn Yar. And we have no right to forget these terrible crimes. Never again," Volodymyr Zelensky underlined.
Moreover, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the tragedy of Babi Yar, the Ukrainian government and Memorial Center of Holocaust Babyn Yar signed the memorandum on understanding and cooperation.
According to the memorandum, the preservation and restoration of the memory of the tragedy as the symbol of the Holocaust and other tragedies of WWII is the integral part of the memory of the Jewish people, national memory of the Ukrainian people, and other people in the world who became the victims and witnesses of the crimes of the Nazi regime.
As we reported, 140,000 secret archive materials dating back to Kyiv's occupation by the Nazis were digitized and released to the wide public. The digitized documents will appear on the online platform of the Names, which is supposed to appear in autumn, and on the website of the State Archive of Kyiv region.