A Holocaust memorial in the city of Kryvyi Rih, in Ukraine, was desecrated over the weekend.
The damage, a mess of orange-colored spray paint slathered over the engraving on the monument, was discovered on Sunday, just a few days before the president of the country is due to travel to Israel to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
— Admas Kodesh (@AdmasKodesh) January 19, 2020
Israel’s Ambassador to Kyiv, Joel Lion, noted in a tweet that the monument is located “not far from President Zelensky’s parents’ home,” and added, “I hope that justice will prevail.”
Days before the commemoration of the International #HolocaustRemembranceDay the monument to the victims of the #Shoa in Kirvyi Rih, not far from President's @ZelenskyyUa parents Home, was vandalized. I hope that justice eill prevail. #UnitedinMemory75 #NeverAgain pic.twitter.com/fHUAoZ6DAg
— Joel Lion (@ambassadorlion) January 19, 2020