Many foreign guests to attend commemoration of Babyn Yar tragedy victims.

Many foreign guests will attend the high-level commemoration of the victims of the Babyn Yar tragedy in Kyiv on October 6.

"This year, a large-scale commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the tragedy in Babyn Yar will be held on October 6," President’s Spokesperson Serhiy Nykyforov said in a comment to Ukrinform.

According to him, many foreign guests are expected to arrive, including the leaders. Nykyforov noted, in particular, that German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier had already confirmed his participation in the events.

On September 29-30, the National Historical and Memorial Reserve "Babyn Yar", the Institute of History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance with the support of the Ukrainian World Congress organize a series of events to mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of mass shootings during the Nazi occupation of Kyiv.

During World War II, the German occupation forces used the Babyn Yar tract in the northwestern part of Kyiv as a place of mass executions of civilians, mainly Jews. On September 29, 1941, by order of the occupation administration, the entire Jewish population was obliged to appear in Babyn Yar. People were escorted in groups through the checkpoint, after which they were driven to the edge of the ravine and shot. On September 29-30, 33,771 people were killed.

The massacres in the tract lasted until the occupiers left the city. According to official figures, about a hundred thousand people were shot down there.

ol

UkrInform

Ukraine and world news. Ukrinform brings the latest news, daily news, political news, business news, social news, cultural news, sports news, international news

https://www.ukrinform.net/

Related news
Malta bans entry for travelers from Ukraine

Malta bans entry for travelers from Ukraine

The Government of Malta, judging by the updated list of countries whose citizens are banned from entering the country from this Thursday, has put Ukraine on the dark red list due to the epidemiological situation.

UkrInform

Russian poetess denied entry to Ukraine

Russian poetess denied entry to Ukraine

A Russian citizen who earlier visited temporarily occupied Crimea has not been allowed to enter Ukraine at Kyiv International Airport, the Ukrainian State Border Guard Service has reported.

UkrInform

Egyptians Try to Eat a One-Kilogram Burger

Egyptians Try to Eat a One-Kilogram Burger

Five contestants feast their eyes on a one-kilogram burger in a competition organized by a local eatery, awarding a $63 voucher to whoever can finish the mountain of meat. Dubbed 'The Four Seasons' competition, the burger is topped with a hefty am...

1

Watch Live: House votes on holding Steve Bannon in criminal contempt.

Watch Live: House votes on holding Steve Bannon in criminal contempt.

The House is voting Thursday at 4 p.m. ET on whether to hold top adviser to former President Trump Steve Bannon in criminal contempt after he defied a subpoena to appear and provide documents to the select committee investigating the January 6 att...

AG Garland grilled on Hunter Biden's art sales

AG Garland grilled on Hunter Biden's art sales

Rep. Ken Buck presses Attorney General Merrick Garland on the value of Hunter Biden's art, highlighting that one piece has sold for more than the average house in America. Buck then called for an investigation into the president's son. Subscribe t...

Assisted dying: What is the practice, and could it become legal in the UK?.

Assisted dying: What is the practice, and could it become legal in the UK?.

WARNING: This video contains a description of suicide which some viewers may find distressing. A bill on assisted dying is to return to parliament for the first time in six years, when attempts to legalise it in the UK failed. Since then, there ha...

ABC NEWS LIVE: House to vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt Wednesday.

ABC NEWS LIVE: House to vote to hold Steve Bannon in contempt Wednesday.

Plus, new developments in the manhunt for Brian Laundrie and the Biden administration is rolling out a multi-intel agency report on climate change. #abcnl #stevebannon #january6 #brianlaundrie #manhunt #climatechange

India Marks Milestone Hitting One Billion COVID Jabs.

India Marks Milestone Hitting One Billion COVID Jabs.

India’s progress is significant for countries across Asia and Africa as it enables the world’s largest vaccine maker to resume exports Originally published at -