SBU warns officials about provocations and possible use of Babyn Yar to discredit Ukraine
The Security Service of Ukraine informed the Cabinet of Ministers about the risks posed by the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center and the possibility of using this project to discredit Ukraine.
This is stated in the response of the SBU to the request of the Censor.net.
"Last year, the Security Service of Ukraine informed Prime Minister D. Shmygal on the potential risks associated with the activities of the representatives of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Charitable Foundation, in particular, attention was focused on a possible attempt by foreign governmental and non-governmental associations, in particular the Russian Federation, to use this issue to discredit Ukraine in the international arena and accuse it of violating the rights and freedoms of national minorities, "the document says.
The Cabinet of Ministers was recommended to support the domestic project of Babyn Yar memorialization.
It is reported that the competent division of the SBU also submitted information to the Ministry of culture and Information Policy about the potential danger and prerequisites for the emergence of interethnic and interfaith hostility due to the intentions of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Charitable Foundation to build a religious building on the territory of the former cemetery in Babyn Yar.
As RISU has reported, Iosif Zisels, co-chairman of the Association of Jewish organizations and communities of Ukraine (VAAD), called the construction of a temporary memorial synagogue in Babyn Yar on the site of the St. Cyril Orthodox cemetery another attempt by Russia to provoke a conflict between National Minorities of Ukraine.
Iosif Zisels said that Viktor Medvedchuk's Party "Opposition Platform – For Life" transferred money to "right-wing radical organizations" to organize provocations in Kyiv on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is celebrated on January 27.