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Israeli envoy asks Kyiv mayor to rename streets for Ukrainians who saved Jews in Holocaust

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Kyiv's mayor Vitali Klitschko next to a five-story residential building that partially collapsed after a shelling in Kyiv, on March 18, 2022 (Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)
Kyiv's mayor Vitali Klitschko next to a five-story residential building that partially collapsed after a shelling in Kyiv, on March 18, 2022 (Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)

Michael Brodsky, Israel’s envoy to Ukraine, asks Kyiv’s mayor to consider renaming streets and public spaces in the capital after Ukrainians who saved Jews in the Holocaust.

Mayor Vitali Klitschko, a retired heavyweight champion boxer, announced Monday that he would be renaming Kyiv streets and sites linked to Russia and Belarus. Citizens can submit suggestions through the end of the month.

Brodsky, who is stationed in Poland along with the rest of the embassy staff, sends his letter on the eve of Yom Hashoah, Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, that many Jews worldwide observe.

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