In a video message Wednesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a direct appeal to Jewish people around the world.
"Shout out against the killing of civilians," Zelenskyy said in a post on Facebook.
Zelenskyy insisted that Jews won't remain silent because "Nazism was born in silence."
The Ukrainian president's message came after he says a Russian missile hit the Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial outside of Kyiv.
According to The Associated Press, shelling has also hit the town of Uman, which is a significant pilgrimage site for Hasidic Jews.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed the invasion of Ukraine is a "denazification" attempt. The claim has been called "absurd."
In contrast, Zelenskyy, who is Jewish, warned that Russia is trying to erase Ukraine's history, specifically that of Jews, according to The Jerusalem Post.