The Ukrainian delegation that arrived in Jerusalem to participate in the Fifth World Holocaust Forum decided to pass its invitations on to people of Ukrainian origin who had survived this terrible tragedy, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.
"We have been told that several ministers from the Israeli government have given their tickets to the survivors (of the Holocaust - ed.). They have gone through this disaster and now reside in Israel, many of them are of Ukrainian origin. I said, if we can, let's pass on our invitations,” the Head of State told the media representatives in Jerusalem.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the initiative of the Ukrainian delegation had been supported by the Minister of Science, Technology and Space of Israel Ofir Akunis.
"The main thing is that we honor the memory, that we are here and can say the words of support," the President emphasized.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that the words of support were vital for the Holocaust survivors.
The President recalled that every fourth Jew killed during World War II lived in Ukraine.
"For us, this is a severe loss, a historical tragedy," the Head of State said.