The russians announced the shelling of Babi Yar in advance: they threatened to disable a critical infrastructure facility - as a result, the missiles damaged the memorial to the victims of Babi Yar and the old Jewish cemetery. 5 people were killed, wrote JCU President Boris Lozhkin on Facebook.
This happened on March 1, 2022, the sixth day of russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine and more than 80 years after the Nazi massacre of about 200,000 people at Babi Yar.
After that there were shelling of Drobitsky Yar, Jewish cemeteries in Glukhov, Berkovtsy, Belaya Tserkov, destruction of most synagogues at the occupied territories. The handwriting of the Nazis of the 20th and 21st centuries turned out to be the same - to fight against the unarmed civilians and destroy the memory.
After the russian bombing, Babi Yar became a symbol of the repetition of the genocide and a reminder that 81 years were not enough for everyone to learn the lessons of history.