Leader “Radical party” Oleg Lyashko was so hurt the words of the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin about the involvement of Ukrainian nationalists to the genocide of Jews during the Second world war. According to him, the Israeli leader for his statements insulted the people of Ukraine.
“Israeli President Rivlin from the rostrum of the Ukrainian Parliament said that among the supporters of the Nazi crimes were a lot of Ukrainians”, — he wrote in Facebook. The leader of the “radicals” noted that all those present at the meeting and the President, and the Ministers deputies – just silent.
According to Lyashko, the words of the President of Israel has humiliated Ukrainians”, so he needs to apologize to “our state and our nation.” At the same time, the politician noted, the Israeli Parliament to recognize the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
In turn, the leader of the banned in Russia as extremist organization of Ukrainian nationalists (OUN) Bogdan Chervak called the speech Rivlin in the Verkhovna Rada “a spit in the soul of Ukrainians.” “Before him, none of the participants of the hearings does not allow this”, – said the Ukrainian nationalist in his Facebook.
Earlier, the head of Israel Reuven Rivlin, speaking in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, recalled the participation of Ukrainians in the Holocaust. “About 1.5 million Jews were killed on the territory of modern Ukraine during world war II at Babi Yar and many other places. They were shot in the forests, near ravines and ditches, pushed into mass graves. Many of the accomplices of the crime were Ukrainians,” Rivlin said at the parliamentary hearings.