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Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has pledged to create a Babyn Yar (Babi Yar) Holocaust memorial complex in the Ukrainian capital.

"The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kyiv should be at the same level as Yad Vashem [World Holocaust Remembrance Center] in Jerusalem and the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.," Klitschko said at an official event in Kyiv.

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On September 30, residents of Kyiv are honoring the memory of victims of massacres perpetrated by German Nazis forces in Kyiv's Babyn Yar ravine on September 29-30, 1941.

Klitschko called on Ukrainians not to forget the tragedy and to tell the world about it.

"I, as mayor of Kyiv, will do my best to implement this [memorial complex] project. I'm sure that as many people as possible should join in," he said.