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79 years ago – September 29, 1941 – the Nazis began mass executions of the Jewish population of Kiev in the Babyn Yar tract. This tragedy has become a worldwide symbol of the Holocaust.
Babi Yar is a tragedy of all mankind, before the immensity of which any word is powerless … No Ukrainian has the right to forget about her, just like no Jew. Babi Yar is our common tragedy, the tragedy, first of all, of the Jewish and Ukrainian peoples.
This is an initial reminder to us of the pain that will never pass and we must always remember the hundreds of thousands of people who died in Babi Yar.
Today, efforts must be made to prevent the recurrence of crimes against national and religious identities in the future. This should concern every person and the citizens of Ukraine cannot be on the side of these processes.
I believe that together we will not allow racial discrimination, the restoration of fascism, persecution on the basis of ethnicity, the division of the country by language, faith or any other reason.
Ukraine is united and will remain united!
President of the Assembly Evgeny Romanenko