On Tuesday, 29
September, on the 74th anniversary of the Baby Yar
massacre, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk, members of the Government of Ukraine and members
of the public, national associations, diplomatic corps, church leaders
participated in the commemoration ceremony of the Babi
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has pointed out that the Babi Yar ravine is the place of
one of the world's most terrible tragedies: "Where Jews were killed
because they were Jews. Where Ukrainians, Roma, Poles were
the Nazis just destroyed human dignity and human life due to their imperial
and we remember. And
we as the Ukrainian government will never allow again such tragedies and harshly
repress any attempt of anti-Semitism, racial hatred, mockery of the rights and
freedoms of man and of the citizen," the Prime Minister underlined.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stressed that "attempts by various
radical forces to incite ethnic hatred in Ukraine are doomed to failure."
He has emphasised that now cases of vandalism at the Babi Yar are being investigated. The
Prime Minister has informed that there will be increased security measures,
installed CCTV and operate extra patrols.
place is protected and will be protected by the Ukrainian authorities. And
anyone who tries to commit vandalism of the memory will be punished," said
the Prime Minister.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk has reminded that next year will be the 75th
anniversary of the horrible tragedy in Babi Yar. He
informed that the Government along with the President of Ukraine made a
decision on creation of the organizing committee on preparation for the
commemoration of the Babi Yar
tragedy at the international level.
Minister has also said that on Tuesday he will hold a meeting of a working
group that will begin preparatory work on the organization of memorial events
commemorating the victims of Babi Yar
in Ukraine and across the world in 2016.