President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited the Bykivnia Graves National Historic Memorial and took part in the measures dedicated to the Day of Remembrance of Victims of Political Repressions.
The Head of State laid flowers at the mass grave, put an icon lamp and honored the memory of the victims of totalitarianism near the central monument of the Bykivnia Graves.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy laid flowers at the memorial to Polish burials.
"The colossal scale of the crimes and their inhumane nature are shocking. Absolutely unnatural to both the laws of normal human existence and the social order of the civilized world. The totalitarian machine destroyed human lives and destinies on its way without hesitation," the President of Ukraine said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that modern and future generations should do everything to prevent such crimes from recurring.
"In an independent democratic Ukraine, the life and health of citizens will always be my unconditional priority," the President said.
Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak also took part in the commemorative events.