Israel President Isaac Herzog is expected to visit and speak in the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacre.

Herzog is one of the speakers at the commemoration ceremony on October 6, which comes 30 years after the first such ceremony was permitted.

The visit and speaking engagements are part of his three-day state visit to Ukraine starting next Tuesday.

Sources said the Babyn Yar massacre commemoration will take place at the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kyiv, which is currently under construction, under the chairmanship of former Israel government minister and former chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky, who was born in Ukraine.

Aside from Herzog, the other Israeli officials who will visit Ukraine are several members of Knesset, the most prominent of whom will be Minister for Jerusalem Affairs and Minister for Housing and Construction MK Ze’ev Elkin, who was also born in Ukraine and is currently the government liaison to Kyiv.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and German President Frank Walter Steinmeier are also expected to attend the commemoration ceremony.

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