Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in his speech in the Ukrainian Parliament repeated the Soviet myth about the involvement of the OUN in the Holocaust of the Jews. About this in his Facebook said the head of the Institute of National remembrance Vladimir viatrovych.
“Unfortunately the President of Israel in his speech in the Ukrainian Parliament repeated the Soviet myth about the participation of the OUN in the Holocaust. The tributes to the victims of Babi Yar would be more sincere without the use of myths of those who erased their memory,” – said vyatrovich.
Yesterday, 27 September, speaking in the Parliament at the parliamentary hearings dedicated to the 75-th anniversary of tragedy in Babi Yar, the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin said that the Ukrainians (in particular, OUN) implicated in the mass murder of Jews during the Second world war.
“About half a million Jews were killed on the territory of modern Ukraine during world war II at Babi Yar and many other places. They were shot in the forests, ravines and ditches, pushed into mass graves. Many accomplices of crimes were Ukrainians. And among them particularly distinguished fighters of the OUN, who mocked the Jews, killed them, and in many cases given to the Germans,” said Rivlin.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (photo facebook.com/volodymyr.viatrovych)
During the Second world war the tract Babi Yar in Kiev became the place of mass executions of civilians, mainly Jews, Roma and Kiev Karaites. For in 1941-1943 years at Babi Yar were shot, according to various estimates, from 100 to 200 thousand people.