the official trip to the State of Israel Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman visited Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust
Remembrance Center in Jerusalem and honored the memory of victims of the massacre. Together
with his wife, he laid a wreath at the monument to the victims and toured the exhibits
of the Center.
of Government of Ukraine noted that the Center is a
reminder of the terrible mass murder in which over 6 million innocent people, including
1.5 million children, had been killed. Among the righteous belonging to the nations
who had rescued Jews during the Second World War risking their own lives were
2.5 thousand Ukrainians.
"The Holocaust is the embodiment of evil,
the terrible tragedy that must not happen again", Volodymyr Groysman stressed
and reminded that last year Ukraine was marking the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy in which over 150
thousand Jews, Ukrainians and Gypsies had been killed.
"All these are, unfortunately, the tragic
lessons of our life in what we must draw conclusions, be living with them in our
hearts and keep in mind that such terrible events must never take place in the
modern world”, said the Prime Minister. “We must honour
and remember all those who innocently lost their lives in those terrible times
and must do everything to ensure sustainable and unshakeable peace in our world."
The Prime Minister also attended the Herzl Museum
at the main entrance plaza to Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, where there is
located a national and military cemetery - a burial place of state leaders,
prominent figures and people who had given their lives for Israel. The Prime
Minister placed a wreath at the tomb of Theodor Herzl, an outstanding Jewish
social and political activist.