Responsibility for the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine lies with Russia. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this during events dedicated to the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Holodomor in Kyiv.
'The historical responsibility for the Holodomor lies with the Russian Federation, as it is the successor of the USSR. And this crime has no statute of limitations. Russia again, like 100 years ago, launched the aggression against Ukraine to bring it back to the empire. The Kremlin again hates and fears the free European Ukraine. But I know for sure: they will not be able to turn back the wheel of history. Ukraine confidently goes its own way. We remember,' said Poroshenko.
‘Petro and Maryna Poroshenko laid spikelet compositions to the memorial sign to the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine on Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv and honored the memory of the victims of the Holodomor,’ reads the message.
Yet the Presidential Administration claimed that there would be events near memorial sign ‘Candle of Memory’ of the National Museum 'Memorial to Holodomor victims’. Nationwide action ‘Light the candle’ is to be held at 4 p.m.
Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko called Ukrainians to take part in scheduled events dedicated to the Holodomor Remembrance Day.
Learn more about the Holodomor in Ukraine here.