"The totalitarian system used barbaric methods of reprisals, destroying thousands of destinies and turning thousands of people into camp dust. The notorious symbol of these crimes is the Bykivnyansky forest on the outskirts of Kyiv. During 1937-1941, it was a secret burial place for victims of political repression, tortured and shot by the NKVD in Kyiv prisons," Zelensky said.
The number of people buried in the Bykivnyansky forest can be up to 100,000 people.
“Keeping this in mind, the modern generation of independent Ukrainians and the Ukrainian state will always put the protection of life, health, freedom and dignity of each person as the highest value,” the head of state emphasized.
As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky responded to the escalation of the armed conflict between Israel and Palestine. The head of state called on the parties to immediately stop the escalation.