President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized that Ukrainians would always be unified in an effort not to let happen manifestations of distinctions made on the basis of race or nationality. The official website of the President reported that.
"I am sure that the Ukrainians will be always united in an effort never let happen any manifestations of distinctions made on the basis of race or nationality. Always remember those who died in the Babyn Yar and the victims of World War II," the message reads.
There are hundreds of grieving places where the Holocaust and massive executions took place during World War II.
"Tragedic pages of history exist not only to remember about them but also for making conclusions from the last and not to let making mistakes in the future. The memory of the Babyn Yar and Holocaust is the warning for us that the ideology of intolerance may put us back into the horrible past when the most imp[ortant thing - human life - was only a bargaining chip in the nads of dictators," added in the message.
Babyn Yar is a Kyiv ravine, a site of massacres carried out by German forces and local Ukrainian collaborators during their campaign against the Soviet Union in WWII. The first, and best documented, of the massacres took place on 29–30 September 1941, killing approximately 33,771 Jews.