Weeping survivors clutching red carnations paid tribute to Jews massacred by the Nazis 64 years ago at a Kiev ravine known as Babi Yar.
About 200 people bowed their heads and laid flowers at a bronze monument. Jewish community leaders bemoaned the fact that some of Ukraine’s most senior leaders were unable to attend.
In September 1941, Nazi forces marched Jews to the brink of the ravine and shot them, killing more than 33,700 in a few days. They also executed Red Army prisoners of war and resistance fighters. The final death toll is believed to have been higher than 100,000.