Historic Holocaust Memorial in Ukraine Savagely Bombed by Russian Air Strike

(Babyn Yar Facebook)
Israeli and Jewish leaders are condemning a Russian strike on Ukraine's capital that damaged an important memorial site marking the massacre of tens of thousands of Jews at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust.

A Russian missile targeting a TV tower in Kyiv on Tuesday also hit the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Twitter.

"To the world: what is the point of saying 'never again' for 80 years, if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babyn Yar? At least 5 killed. History repeating ..." Zelensky tweeted.

The Babyn Yar memorial sits on a mass grave containing nearly 34,000 Jews who were murdered in 48 hours during the Nazi occupation of Kyiv in 1941.

"[Russian President Vladimir] Putin seeking to distort and manipulate the Holocaust to justify an illegal invasion of a sovereign democratic country is utterly abhorrent. It is symbolic that he starts attacking Kyiv by bombing the site of the Babyn Yar, the biggest of Nazi massacres," Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center said in a statement.

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