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