Embassy of Israel in Ukraine made unexpected criticism of the Verkhovna Rada, which at the plenary meeting on 3 December voted to honor the memory of a number of historical figures of Ukraine.
Representatives of the Embassy saw in the list the names of the “Nazi collaborators” Volodymyr Kubiiovych (scientist-cartographer. Ed.) Iron Maxim (Maxim Zheleznyak is one of the leaders of the rebellion of the Koliyivshchyna. Ed.) Basil Levkovich, Ulas Samchuk, Vasyl Sidor, of Cyril Osmak, Alexander Vishinsky, Basil Galas, Yaroslav Old, Andrew Miller, transmit the Facts.
“Given our good relations, we want to reconsider the inclusion of these controversial personalities in the list of persons which has officially revered in your country”, – reads the statement of the Embassy.
Simultaneously, the diplomats urged the Verkhovna Rada to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism of the International Alliance in memory of victims of the Holocaust.
The representative of Israel has caused a lot of emotion on the part of Ukrainians.
So, Andrei Kovalchuk urged the diplomats to provide evidence that UPA soldiers which were the part specified in the list of persons who fought on the side of the Nazis and participated in Holocaust.
“First, recognize the Holodomor as genocide and begin to understand that in Babi Yar were killed not only Jews”, – appealed to the Israelis to Sergey Suprun.
“And I, as a Jew, very interesting, when Israel recognizes the Holodomor? You worldwide require to take into account your views, but ignore the millions of Ukrainians who died as a result of actions of the Moscow authorities”, – said the Dmitry Kogan.