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Damage to Babi Yar memorial appears to be limited to buildings near cemetery

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

Ukrainian firefighters work to put out a blaze in a building in the Jewish cemetery located in Kyiv's Babyn Yar Holocaust memorial site, on March 1, 2022. (State Emergency Service of Ukraine)
Ukrainian firefighters work to put out a blaze in a building in the Jewish cemetery located in Kyiv's Babyn Yar Holocaust memorial site, on March 1, 2022. (State Emergency Service of Ukraine)

Photographs from the Babi Yar Holocaust memorial site, which was hit in a Russian strike on a nearby television broadcast tower, show that the majority of the damage to the site was in a series of buildings located in a Jewish cemetery that is part of the complex.

Ukrainian firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that broke out after the buildings were hit by a Russian missile.

There does not appear to be any direct damage to the Babi Yar monument itself, a spokesperson for the site says.

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