28. 09. 2016
September 27th, President of Israel Reuven Rivlin has arrived in the capital of Ukraine with the official visit. His coming was connected with the 75th anniversary of the massacre at Babi Yar.
An open-armed welcome was accorded to Rivlin. Petro Poroshenko and the first lady of Ukraine have met The Israeli President. A salute has been thundered for the honored guests.
The number of activities was planned during the visit of R. Rivlin. An appearance of the Israeli President in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is one of them.
During the speech, unexpectedly for all people, Rivlin has accused Ukrainians, and especially the members of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, of involvement in the murder of more than a million Jews during World War II.
The President of Israel also has noted that some Ukrainians helped Jews, but they were few.
Some Ukrainian politicians expressed an indignation on their web pages in occasion of Reuven Rivlin’s speech. They consider that the President of Israel has distorted the historical facts.