Heroism of Umud and Sabir Shirinov brothers living in the Nikolaev city was greeted with applause at the event dedicated to Holocaust victims in Ukraine.
The Kiev City State Administration hosted a ceremony called "Six million heart" dedicated to the International Memorial Holocaust Remembrance Day. Heads of foreign diplomatic corps, representatives of international organizations, members of the Verkhovna Rada and well-known public and political figures of Ukraine attended the event, organized by the Embassy of Israel to Ukraine, the Jewish Forum of Ukraine and the Ukrainian National Assembly.
Rovshan Tagiyev, chairman of Ukrainian National Assembly and chairman of the United Ukrainian Azerbaijanis Congress (UUAC), compared Holocaust genocide with Khojaly genocide in his speech. He said that in order to prevent such genocides in history, the world community must fight against such cases. Then, Rovshan Tagiyev introduced Umud and Sabir Shirinov brothers who rescued the Ukrainian family from death in Nikolaev to the audience. Participants of the event greeted their heroism with applause. Then, a letter of gratitude from the Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nushchuk , the honorary diplomas and gifts of the Rovshan Tagiyev, chairman of Ukrainian National Assembly and chairman of UUAC were presented to the Shirinov brothers. Umud and Sabir Shirinov brothers risked their lives and saved a little baby, a woman and a man from a flaming car.