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Another U.S. state recognizes Holodomor as genocide

Rhode Island became the 22nd the U.S. state, which decided to do so
11:02, 1 December 2018

Ukrainian Ministry of Culture

State of Rhode Island recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-1933 as the genocide of the Ukrainian people, reports Facebook page of the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States 

Hence, Rhode Island became the 22nd state of the United States of America, which recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine as the act of genocide. 

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA Facebook

Related: American state Alabama recognizes Holodomor as genocide

Earlier, Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna paid tribute to the victims of Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine, the press office of the Presidential Administration reported.  

‘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 the memorial sign ‘Candle of Memory’ of the National Museum 'Memorial to Holodomor victims’. The nationwide action ‘Light the candle’ was held at 4 p.m.  

Related: 15 states recognized Holodomor genocide of Ukrainian people, - Poroshenko

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 

Related: U.S. expresses solidarity with Ukraine on occasion of Holodomor Remembrance Day

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