"On the International Day for the Release of Prisoners of Nazi Concentration Camps, a basket of flowers was installed from President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the Babiy Yar Memorial Complex," the press service said.
It was also noted that flowers from the president were left near the memorial sign to those who died in the Syretsk concentration camp and near the memorial sign "Memory for the Future" in the Babiy Yar National Historical and Memorial Reserve.
"On this day in 1945, prisoners rebelled and took control of the situation in one of the largest concentration camps of Nazi Germany - Buchenwald. And soon the troops of the anti-Hitler coalition completed their release. People of different nationalities, views and religions united at that difficult time to to cast off the bonds of the hateful regime. Eternal memory to the martyrs and victims of World War II," Zelensky said.
As we reported, Russia is holding rehearsals for its Victory Day parade, scheduled for May 9, despite the coronavirus crisis, as the Kremlin resists cancelling a patriotic holiday of major political significance.