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 Poroshenko addressed Ukrainians on Babyn Yar tragedy anniversary

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko addressed the Ukrainian people on the 74th anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacre, conducted by the Nazi in the occupied Kyiv, and commemorated those killed in the mass execution.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing the head of state's press service, which published the address online on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

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The president reminded that over 100,000 civilians of various ethnicity, including Jews, Ukrainians, Gypsies, other nationalities, as well as POWs, members of the Ukrainian liberation movement, and Syrets concentration camp prisoners were killed and buried on Kyiv's soil.

"Unfortunately, there are so many places of grief and suffering caused by the war in Ukraine. Almost every regional archive stores documents confirming mass executions of local residents by the Nazi. All these crimes against humanity have been conducted by the regime with chauvinist ambitions of conquering the world," the president's address reads.

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Poroshenko stressed that the Ukrainian people have been conducting heroic warfare for its sovereignty and territorial integrity for the second year now. He called to do the best in the name of decent life and peaceful development of Ukraine in order to "stop the aggressor and not let the totalitarian crimes be repeated in the future."


 
 
 
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