MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren had expressed support for Moscow's participation in renovation of Sobibor death camp memorial in Poland following Warsaw's refusal to allow Russia to continue taking part in project, the Israeli embassy told Sputnik on Thursday.
"At the meeting, the ambassador confirmed that the support for the participation of Russia in the international managing committee for the restoration of the museum of the former Nazi death camp Sobibor has been and remains the official position of the Israeli Foreign Ministry," the embassy representative told Sputnik.
According to the embassy, Koren said at the meeting that Israel would always remember the heroism of Soviet-Jewish officer Alexander Pechersky, who led the uprising of the camp prisoners. The ambassador also stressed the importance of Russia's contribution to commemorating the Holocaust victims.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has expressed its disappointment with this decision.