Israel sharply criticized the decision of the Lviv regional Council to declare 2019 the year of Stepan Bandera. This was stated by the Ambassador of Israel in Ukraine Yoel lion, the press service of the diplomatic Department on their page Facebookв Thursday, December 13.
Yoel Lyon / Facebook
“I was shocked after hearing about the decision of the Lviv regional Council to proclaim the year 2019 – the year of Stepan Bandera. I can’t understand how the glorification of those who directly participated in the terrible anti-Semitic crimes and helps to fight anti-Semitism and xenophobia”, – reads the statement of the Ambassador.
Yoel Lyon also urged Ukraine not to forget the crimes committed against Ukrainian Jews, and “no way to reward them through the veneration of their performers,” according buzina.org.