Ukranian President pledges to fight Indifference and Honor Holocaust Victims
On Friday, Ukrainian President Volodomir Zelensky took to Twitter to share a video message honoring the victims of the Holocaust and marking International Holocaust Rememmorance Day.
He said,”Today Ukraine honors the memory of millions of victims of the Holocaust. We know and remember that indifference kills along with hatred.”
Zelensky, of Jewish origin, and whose country was invaded by Russia almost a year ago, added a call for determination, “it is very important that all those who value life show determination and call for an everlasting memory of all the victims of the Holocaust.”
The Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Valerii Zaluzhnyi, also shared his thoughts on the tragedy, recognizing the genocide of Ukranians at the hands of Nazi terror during WWII. He concluded, “Sharing the pain of the Jewish people and all the victims of Nazi terror during World War II,”
This year’s Holocaust Rememmorance Day, Ukrainians are uniting to honor the victims of a more recent tragedy, as Russia continues to occupy the country and ignite tensions in the region. All citizens of Ukraine, have a moral obligation to take a stand and pledge to never forget the innocent victims of the Holocaust nor the current conflicts occurring in their country today.
By: Cassia Pollio – 01.27.2023