Today an event to honor the memory of people killed in Mariupol where russia committed barbarism that Europe has not known since World War II took place in Budapest.
This was announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba.
The event took place near the memorial "Shoes on the Danube Bank," which honors the memory of Hungarian Jews ruthlessly murdered by the Nazis. Before being murdered, they were forced to take off their shoes.
"Today, 300 pairs of worn shoes appeared next to the bronze sculpture. In memory of at least 300 women, children and elders who were killed by a russian aerial bomb dropped by inhumans on the shelter at the Dramatic Theatre in the center of Mariupol," - said Kuleba.
Activists were inspired by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's speech - a few days ago he mentioned this special place in his message to the EU summit. He urged to realize that the atrocities of russians in Mariupol now, in the 21st century, are no different from the atrocities of the Nazis in Budapest in 1944-1945.
"This appeal echoed not only in the hearts of Ukrainians but many Europeans as well, including Hungarians. The message of Ukraine is simple. European leaders repeat "Never Again" year after year. But the history is already repeating, right now, before our eyes. Sympathy is not enough now, you need to prove "Never again" with actions,” - the message says.
Kuleba thanked the Ukrainian Association "Unity," our embassy, the entire Ukrainian community, and organizers for this important event.