President of Ukraine

Head of the President's Office met with leaders of Jewish organizations in foreign countries

25 January 2022 - 21:34

On the eve of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak met with the leaders of Jewish organizations in foreign countries.

During the meeting, Andriy Yermak focused on the security situation around Ukraine and the importance of a consolidated position of the entire democratic international community for preventing a new wave of escalation.

"I am grateful to the world's Jewish community for their support. The whole world hears your weighty voice. We really appreciate it," he said.

The parties agreed to continue the regular dialogue in this format.

The Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine noted that our country pays special attention to honoring the memory of victims of Nazism, supports activities to study the history of the Holocaust and actively promotes international efforts to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

In this regard, Andriy Yermak thanked all members of the world Jewish community for participating in commemorative events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar tragedy, which took place on November 6 last year in Kyiv.

"The tragedy of Babyn Yar is one of the deepest wounds and one of the most horrible crimes against humanity. Ukraine, in cooperation with the world Jewish community and international partners, is making every effort to make Babyn Yar a worthy place of remembrance of the innocent victims and fates crippled by the crimes of Nazism," said the Head of the President's Office.

The leaders of Jewish organizations noted the importance of adopting the Law "On Prevention and Counteraction to Anti-Semitism in Ukraine", which testifies to the consistent position of our state to prevent this shameful phenomenon.