President Petro Poroshenko expressed hope that sooner or later Russia would repent for the Holodomor or recognize it as genocide. The head of state took part in the mourning events timed to the Day of Remembrance of Holodomor Victims. The broadcast was conducted by 112 Ukraine.
Poroshenko said that positive changes chould take place in Russia for the recognition of Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainian people.
"It would be better if we, rather than our children, will wait and see the improbable - that Russia undergo such changes, after which Russian new elite would also recognize the Holodomor as genocide, or at least repent for it, because the Russian Federation has written itself down as legal heir of the Soviet Union, and therefore, whether it wants it or not, has taken on not only the assets of the Soviet Union, but also responsibility for the crimes of the Soviet regime."Unfortunately, they justify these crimes," Petro Poroshenko said.
This day is commemorated on the fourth Saturday of November (this year it’s November 25). It was introduced by President Kuchma on Nov. 26, 1998, as the Day of Remembrance of Holodomor Victims. Later on, it was renamed into Day of Remembrance of Holodomor and political repression victims. On May 21, 2007, the original name was returned.