No Ukrainian has the right to forget the Babi Yar massacre, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday evening at the official state ceremony to mark 75 years since the Babi Yar massacre.
"There have been those for which one felt shame. And this, too, cannot be erased from our collective memory," he said.
The event was the climax of a week full of dozens of events of various formats to commemorate the mass killings. This was by far the largest commemoration of Babi Yar in Ukrainian history, and stood in sharp contrast with the country's years under Soviet rule, in which the crimes against Jews on Ukrainian soil were deliberately buried.