Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust today by saying that “indifference and hatred kill”.
In the statement released by the social network Twitter, Zelensky did not directly refer to Russia’s latest military offensive against Ukraine.
“Today, Ukraine honors the memory of millions of victims of the Holocaust. We know and remember that indifference and hatred kill,” Zelensky said in the video message recorded on the day that tributes are paid around the world to Nazi Holocaust victims. .
Zelensky, of Jewish origin, added that “it is very important that everyone knows how to value life and that they show determination.”
“Eternal remembrance to all the victims of the Holocaust”, he stressed.
The Head of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valery Zaluzhnyi, remembered the victims of the Nazi regime, noting that “History repeats itself through the genocide of the Ukrainian people”.
“We are honoring the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, sharing the pain of the Jewish people and all victims of Nazi terror during the Second World War (1939-1945),” wrote Zaluzhnyi through the digital messaging system Telegram.
January 27 was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Since 2005, the UN has held a series of ceremonies marking the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex, honoring the memory of the more than six million Jews killed in the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism.
The Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination complex, on Polish territory, was liberated by the Red Army of the Soviet Union on January 25, 1945.
The Nazi regime was in power in Germany between 1933 and 1945.