Holocaust survivor killed by Russian shelling

Kyiv: A Ukrainian man who survived the Nazi Holocaust during World War II has been killed during a Russian attack on the eastern city of Kharkiv. Boris Romantschenko, 96, died during Russian shelling of his apartment block last Friday, relatives said.

Russian forces have been relentlessly shelling Kharkiv, which lies just 30 miles (50km) from the border, for over three weeks.

At least 500 civilians have now been killed there, Ukrainian officials say. The Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora Memorials Foundation said it was “deeply disturbed” by Romantschenko’s death.

The organization, of which Romantschenko was vice-president, announced the news after being informed by his family and said he had “worked intensely on the memory of Nazi crimes”. “We mourn the loss of a close friend. We wish his son and granddaughter, who brought us the sad news, a lot of strength in these difficult times,” the foundation’s statement added.

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