Zelensky with wife paid tribute to victims of Holodomor

 Presidential couple honored memory of victims with minute of silence
11:24, 23 November 2019

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President of Ukraine Vlolodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena commemorated the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. President’s Office on Facebook reports.

"The presidential couple put commemorative spikelets of sorrow to the sign of the victims of the Holodomor on Mikhailivska Square in Kyiv," noted in the message.

The memory of the victims was honored with a moment of silence.

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As we reported, the Annual Day of Remembrance of Holodomor Victims falls on the fourth Saturday of November.

Traditionally, on this day, Ukrainians go to commemorative church service and put symbolic pots with wheat and candles to the memorials to the victims of Holodomor.

The main commemorative event is held near the Memorial sign 'The Candle of Remembrance in Kyiv.' Leaders of the country, foreign politicians, representatives of different organizations and religious denominations take part in it.

A national minute of silence is announced at 4 p.m., and after that, people all over Ukraine start bringing candles to the memorial to the victims as part of the action 'Light the Candle.' One can also light the candle in the window of the house.

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