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“The lesson of Babyn Yar is a reminder of the terrible price of political and moral shortsightedness. This is the remembrance of the fact that condoning aggressor only inflames his appetite,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.

“Today, on the day of commemoration of victims of the Babyn Yar tragedy, the Supreme Court of Russia adopted xenophobic decision to ban the Mejlis. The policy of Stalin is alive,” Petro Poroshenko said during the mourning ceremony of commemorating the victims of the Babyn Yar tragedy.

President Petro Poroshenko noted that Ukraine and the world paid tribute to thousands of innocent tortured in times of the World War II in Babyn Yar. And the main questions are how to prevent the repeat of such crimes and where is the line between human dignity and disregard for human life.

The parties discussed the situation in Donbas. Petro Poroshenko informed on the shelling by Russian militants despite the agreement on ceasefire and emphasized the importance of unhindered access of the OSCE to all districts of the occupied territory.

President to visit Israel

29 September 2016 - 13:20

President Petro Poroshenko will make a visit to the State of Israel on September 30, 2016 to participate in the funeral ceremony of Nobel peace prize laureate, a good friend of Ukraine, President of Israel (2007-2014) Shimon Peres.

On the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy, President Petro Poroshenko together with civil activists and philanthropists initiated the establishment of the First Memorial Center of Holocaust Victims “Babi Yar”. The Memorial will be installed in Kyiv on the site of mass extermination of Jews, Ukrainians, Roma and members of other nationalities.

The leaders coordinated approaches on completion of ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, as well as prompt approval of the decision on introduction of the visa-free regime for Ukrainians by the European Parliament and the EU Council.

“Today, the International Investigation Team has put an end to this issue – they confirm that the plane crash was caused by the explosion of the warhead mounted on the missile fired by the Russian Buk anti-aircraft missile system. It is proved that the Buk had come into our territory from Russian territory. After the crime, when terrorists tried to cover up traces, the Buk was immediately taken back to Russia,” the Head of State noted.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker who is on a working visit to Ukraine as head of the U.S. delegation at the events on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy.

“One of the most prominent Israeli politicians, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, a good friend of Ukraine whose affairs for the benefit of his country found a deserved place in the history of nation. Shimon Peres was a prominent figure in global scale, for he always made every effort to promote peace and put the principles of honor and respect for human dignity above all! Therefore, it is a loss not only for Israel, but also for the entire world,” Petro Poroshenko noted.