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The Israeli national memorial of Holocaust and Heroism (Institute of “Yad Vashem”) commented on the refusal of Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to participate in the world forum of memory of the Holocaust. About this newspaper Israel Hayom.
Representatives of the Institute criticized the act Zelensky and found it “cynical and confusing”. It is noted that Holocaust survivors Ukrainians, which the President gave way, experiencing discomfort in connection with its absence in Israel.
“This is a disgusting manipulation (…). It is sad that [Zelensky] so cynically uses the event of great importance for the whole world,” said sources in Yad Vashem.
Zelensky previously refused to participate in commemorative events on the Holocaust, giving their delegation to the survivors of the tragedy. The President said that, on arriving in Israel, the Ukrainian delegation learned that because of the huge interest in the forum and the limited number of places on it proved difficult to get those who survived the Holocaust. He stressed that this “does not negate the commemoration of victims of one of the most terrible tragedies of the twentieth century by the delegation of Ukraine.”
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