Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel / Flash 90
Israeli president Reuven Rivlin gives a brief statement about former President Shimon Peres at a ceremony where he received the report on eradicating racism against Ethiopians, from Justice Ministry director-general Emi Palmor (unseen), at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem.

President Reuven Rivlin is set to travel to Ukraine for a state visit Monday evening with the First Lady to participate in the 75th anniversary commemoration of the Babi Yar Massacre.

The president is scheduled to lay a wreath on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Kiev, and at the memorial to the Holodomor, the mass starvation in the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33.

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Rivlin will also meet with his Ukraine counterpart, President Poroshenko, and will also address a special plenary session of the Ukraine Parliament.

Later in the week, Rivlin will meet with Jewish community leaders in Kiev at the Intercontinental Hotel. He will also meet with Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman at the prime minister’s office.

Rivlin will join other world leaders and other officials who are expected to attend a ceremony on Thursday commemorating 75 years since the Babi Yar Massacre.

The First Couple are scheduled to return to Israel on Friday morning, ahead of the Sabbath.

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