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Council of Europe invited by Ukraine to attend 80th anniversary Commemoration of the Babyn Yar

Strasbourg 11 October 2021
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Council of Europe invited by Ukraine to attend 80th anniversary Commemoration of the Babyn Yar

By invitation of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, I was honoured to represent the Council of Europe, on 6 October, at the 80th anniversary Commemoration of the Babyn Yar Massacre.

Marking 80 years since the Babyn Yar massacre in Kyiv, Ukraine, on September 29-30, 1941, speeches were held by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Israel’s President Isaac Herzog and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and other leaders.

In the context of the commemoration I had meetings with Ruslan Kavatsisuk of BabynYar, Anton Drobovych, Director of Ukraine’s Institute of National Memory and Bogdan Olena, Head of the State Service on ethnopolitics and freedom of conscience.

I would like to thank Babyn Yar and the Ukrainian authorities for the invitation to this highly moving and memorable event.


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