Israeli and Jewish officials sharply denounced a Russian missile attack on a Ukrainian television transmitter in Kyiv that killed five people and also caused damage in the adjacent Babi Yar area on Tuesday. “As we view images emerging from Ukraine showing innocent civilians fleeing from their endangered homes and pictures of the deadly Russian attack on the vicinity of the Babi Yar Holocaust memorial site, Yad Vashem voices its vehement condemnation,” the Israeli Holocaust museum said in a statement. At least five people were killed and five more were injured in the missile strike, the Ukrainian emergencies service said. Images from the scene showed charred bodies and cars damaged in the apparent Russian attack.
Russian forces on Tuesday damaged Babi Yar, one of Europe’s most prominent Holocaust memorials, amid a brutal onslaught of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital. The damage by Putin quickly drew international condemnation.
Babi Yar or Babyn Yar (Ukrainian: Бабин Яр) is a ravine in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and a site of massacres carried out by Nazi Germany’s forces during its campaign against the Soviet Union in World War II. The first and best documented of the massacres took place on 29–30 September 1941, killing approximately 33,771 Jews. Yesterday, Vladimir Putin ordered a strike on the memorial erected there in a not so subtle message to the Jews and Israel.
Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands, and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.”Ezekiel 39:4,5 (KJB)
As of this writing, we don’t know if Putin is a type of Gog and Magog, or perhaps the real thing, only time will reveal that. But either way, his decision to bomb the Babi Yar Memorial, just days after announcing Russia no longer recognizes Jewish sovereignty over the Golan Heights and Jerusalem, leaps right off the pages of your King James Bible. Remember, it involves Bible prophecy when it involves the Jews and Israel, and we have seen repeated shots by Putin over the course of the past 7 days proving that very thing. History seems to be repeating itself in any event.
Babi Yar, Kyiv’s Holocaust memorial to victims of Nazis, damaged in Russian bombing attack
FROM USA TODAY: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his chief of staff said the Russian military had bombed a nearby radio tower that killed five people and damaged the memorial.
“TO THE WORLD: WHAT IS THE POINT OF SAYING ‘NEVER AGAIN’ FOR 80 YEARS, IF THE WORLD STAYS SILENT WHEN A BOMB DROPS ON THE SAME SITE OF BABYN YAR? AT LEAST 5 KILLED. HISTORY REPEATING…,” ZELENSKYY WROTE IN A TWEET.
“JUST NOW, A POWERFUL BARRAGE IS UNDERWAY. A MISSILE HIT THE PLACE WHERE BABYN YAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX IS LOCATED! ONCE AGAIN, THESE BARBARIANS ARE MURDERING THE VICTIMS OF (THE) HOLOCAUST,” ANDRIY YERMAK, ZELENSKYY’S CHIE
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The White House on Tuesday afternoon said President Joe Biden spoke with Zelenskyy about “Russia’s escalation of attacks on sites used by civilians in Ukraine, including today’s bombing near Babyn Yar Holocaust memorial.”
Babi Yar is the site of one of the worst mass killings during the Nazi occupation of Ukraine. In September 1941, Nazi forces killed more than 33,000 Jewish people — Kyiv’s Jewish population at the time — in one of the worst mass murders during the Holocaust and World War II.
The site of the killings in Kyiv is now a memorial to the victims and an international monument against such violence. The complex also holds memorials to others murdered by the Nazis, including Roma and Ukrainian resisters. Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine would lead to the “denazification” of the country and end a made-up “genocide” of Russian-speaking Ukrainians, which is not occurring, in the country’s east. Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s president, is both a native Russian speaker from Ukraine’s east and Jewish. READ MORE
The Babi Yar Massacre – 1941
Babi Yar was one of the greatest crimes of WWII. The Germans determined to ‘sanitise’ the site of the massacre by destroying all the buried bodies. For the concentration camp inmates forced to do this grim work, they faced a choice between being killed by the SS or staging a mass breakout in the hope that some could survive. This is their story.