The world must unite and condemn the crimes of the past and stop the current crimes, Russian evil was not stopped before, now it is stopped by the Ukrainians. About it told president Vladimir Zelensky in an address on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance of Holodomor Victims.
“They tried to humble us, muzzle us, exterminate us. They couldn’t. They wanted to hide the truth from us and silence terrible crimes. They couldn’t. They wanted to confuse us, deceive us, make us not believe, not remember, and therefore forgive us.” Failed. And today, with deep sadness and respect, we honor the memory of millions of our people – millions of victims of the famine,” he wrote.
The President noted that Ukrainians thank all states that officially recognized the Holodomor as a crime against people, against Ukraine: “To everyone who calls a spade a spade.”
Zelensky noted that the world must unite and condemn the crimes of the past and stop current crimes.
“The evil was not stopped, it was not redeemed. Now we are stopping it. Ukraine will survive. Ukraine will not fade away. Ukraine will preserve itself and the truth,” he concluded.
The president voiced his full address in a video.
REFERENCE. Traditionally, at 16:00, the memory of those killed during the genocide of the Ukrainian people is honored with a minute of silence and a lit candle is placed on the windowsill.
Currently, 30 countries have recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
- Read large text on LIGA.net: memory of the family, what the old people told their children and grandchildren about the artificial famine of 1932-33 – and why they were mostly silent in Soviet times.
- On LIGA.net there is an interview with Acting General Director of the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide Lesya Gasidzhak.
- On October 12, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution according to which it recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people and noted that peace negotiations in the war can only be on Ukraine’s terms.
Read also: Italy recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people
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