During his working visit to Canada, President of Ukraine held a meeting with Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne. During the meeting, Poroshenko announced the province’s intention to put up a memorial to Holodomor victims next year, according to the website of Ukraine’s President.
“The Head of State noted an important role of Ukrainians in facilitating the development of Canada. In her turn, Premier Kathleen Wynne noted that the Ukrainian community plays an important role for Ontario as well, because they make up 8% of the province's population,” the statement says.
Kathleen Wynne also told about the process of informing the population of the province about the Holodomor in Ukraine.
As it was reported earlier, Poroshenko, during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, called on nations to recognize Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainian people.
The Holodomor was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed an officially estimated 7 million to 10 million people. It is emphasized that there was no natural reason for the starvation.
During the Holodomor, millions of inhabitants of Ukraine, the majority of whom were ethnic Ukrainians, died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine. Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by Ukraine and 15 other countries as a genocide of the Ukrainian people carried out by the Soviet government.