Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust during an official ceremony at the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem.
The event marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by Allied forces in 1945.
Zelensky expressed his gratitude to survivors of the Holocaust and all those who risked their lives to save Jews, who were persecuted by the Nazis in World War II.
He also sent a message of hope and sympathy to the victims, who suffered “a terrible genocide, which has no equals in human history.”
The President stressed the importance of remembering this tragedy in order to prevent similar events from occurring in the future.
He also denounced the anti-Semitism and racism present in Ukraine and around the world.
The event, which also included member states of the European Union, was held under tight security due to the tense environment in Jerusalem, with human rights activists denouncing the ongoing occupation of Palestinian territories.
Zelensky also visited the headquarters of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and met with victims of the Holocaust.
The Ukrainian President has been known for his strong stance against anti-Semitism since he assumed office in 2019.
He has been praised by Jewish and Israeli groups for his commitment to tackle the issues of racism and anti-Semitism.