"The head of state, together with representatives of the Council of the Federation of Jewish Communities [of Ukraine], lit lamps near the Menorah - a monument to the executed Jews on the territory of the Babyn Yar National Historical Memorial Preserve," the report reads.
The rabbis also recited a prayer for the victims of the tragedy and the attendees paid their respects with a moment of silence.
On September 29-30, 1941, more than 33,000 Jews were shot dead by the Nazis in Babi Yar. In total, over 100,000 people were killed there - mass executions continued until the liberation of Kyiv.
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