In Ukraine held a prayer service and action «light candle of memory» in memory of victims of Holodomor

In Ukraine in memory of victims of Holodomor of 1932-1933 after a national moment of silence began public action «light candle of memory».

Annually at 16.00 citizens light candles and place them on window sills or on balconies to honor thus the memory of millions of Ukrainians who were killed.

Poroshenko: the Soviet Empire wanted to destroy the national self-determination of Ukraine
Poroshenko instructed to continue the international community’s recognition of the Holodomor as genocide
Poroshenko plans to create a Museum of memory of victims of Holodomor
The United States expressed solidarity with the Ukrainians

According to an UNIAN correspondent, in Kiev, near the National Museum «memorial to victims of Holodomor» was made by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

In front of him to the participants of the meeting appealed to the witness of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 Nikolay Onishchenko.

Citizens who came to the memorial, held in the hands of the cones and lamps with lit candles.

The head of state after the performance started the action «light candle of memory» by putting the memorial candle at the Memorial to Holodomor victims. Then the candle put the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko and a witness of the Holodomor Onishchenko.

After the official delegations memory candles put members of the public who came to the ceremonies at the Memorial.

Also near the National Museum «memorial to victims of Holodomor» priests of different religious denominations sent to the memorial service for the victims of this genocide. The funeral service began immediately after arrival to the Museum the country’s top leadership, Cabinet members, MPs and representatives of the diplomatic corps.

An interfaith service was held with the participation of the Patriarch of Kyiv and all Rus-Ukraine Filaret. Also at the memorial service was attended by the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Svyatoslav Shevchuk, the priests of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church and others.

Choir said a prayer in memory of «hunger moraine» and the remission of their sins.

As you know, during the famine of 1932-1933, according to various estimates, killed between 4 and 7 million Ukrainians.

Poroshenko: the Soviet Empire wanted to destroy the national self-determination of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the planned famine of 1932-33, the Soviet authorities wanted to destroy any opportunity for national self-determination of Ukraine.

He said this during the commemoration of victims of Holodomor in Kiev.

«Collectivization and suppression of the resistance of the peasantry, destruction of the Ukrainian intelligentsia and the liquidation of the Ukrainian Churches have not produced the result they expected in Moscow. And then the totalitarian regime planned the Holodomor and put it on the scale of genocide», — said Poroshenko.

«The purpose of the Empire was the destruction of all possibilities for national self-determination of Ukraine. Implementation of this goal included the elimination of nationally conscious part of contemporary society, especially peasants and intellectuals», — the President added.

Also Poroshenko said that the famine 30-ies is a direct consequence of the loss of Ukraine’s statehood in the twentieth.

«Genocide of the thirties – is a direct result of the loss of statehood in the twenties. The occupation of Ukraine by Soviet Russia became possible due to separation and infighting of the political forces of the young Ukrainian state. They were in and out of coalitions; rocked the street, weaving against each other khutoryanskaya intrigue, and even rebelled. They naively believed that the ataman is the best form of democracy,» he said.

«As if laid; as if they were jinxed… Passionate about the internal war of all against all, they pretended not to notice the black clouds that had entered Ukraine from the North, East and South. Never heard thunder and never saw the deadly lightning, while it did not kill,» added the President.

Poroshenko stressed that the famine is impossible to erase from history, no matter how much «cleaned out» from books about this tragedy the Library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow.

«Advocates denial of the Holodomor-genocide live mainly in one geographical point. They hide from the scientists, the archival documents and the relevant court banned the works of Ukrainian authors,» he said.

«You can, of course, to clean up from books about the famine suffering, the Library of Ukrainian literature in Moscow. But the history of the famine to strike is impossible», — the President added.

Poroshenko also expressed confidence that the organizers of the Holodomor already burning in hell fire.

«Crimes against humanity have no Statute of limitations. For objective reasons the organizers of the Holodomor cannot be punished, but I believe that they are already burning in hell fire. We must perform the sacred duty before the memory of millions of starved Ukrainians – we have to keep Ukraine United, independent, Catholic,» he said.

«As President, I feel responsible for the preservation of our independence and unity of not only the current generation but also to those millions who look at us from this now cold sky. The key to our victory can only be unshakable unity of the Ukrainian people», — the President added.

Poroshenko instructed to continue the international community’s recognition of the Holodomor as genocide

President Poroshenko said that he had instructed the foreign Ministry to continue work on recognition by the international community, foreign States and international organizations of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

«The day marks exactly ten years, when the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law, which the Holodomor of 1932-1933 is recognized as genocide… This assessment of the tragic events supports the vast majority of Ukrainians. As a member of Parliament also voted for this law. Dozens of countries qualify the crime of the totalitarian regime as a genocide», — said Poroshenko.

«I just signed the decree «On measures in connection with the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine – genocide of the Ukrainian people», which, in particular, has instructed the foreign Ministry to continue work on recognition by the international community, foreign States and international organizations of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people», — the President added.

As reported, on November 28, 2006 the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law «On the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine», which the Holodomor recognized as genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Officially recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people in over 20 countries.

Poroshenko plans to create a Museum of memory of victims of Holodomor

Poroshenko said about the necessity of a Museum of memory of victims of Holodomor.

«In 2007 this place (Kiev, St. Lavra, 3 – ed) created a memorial complex (national Museum «memorial to victims of Holodomor» — ed), which became a place of pilgrimage for many Ukrainians. But the Museum part, which would correspond to the best world samples memorial Museum of art, is still not built,» he said.

He expressed the belief that it is necessary to start working with the goal of creating a «Museum worthy».

«This case needs to connect also non-governmental stakeholders: representatives of Ukrainian business, Ukrainian and world community», — the President added.

The United States expressed solidarity with the Ukrainians

The United States expressed their solidarity with the Ukrainians commemorate the Holodomor victims.

This is stated in the message of Embassy of the USA in Ukraine in Twitter.

«The United States stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people throughout the world in memory of the victims of the Holodomor» — said in the message.

As reported earlier, the White house issued a statement in which the United States also expressed words of support to Ukrainians commemorate the Holodomor victims.




In Ukraine held a prayer service and action «light candle of memory» in memory of victims of Holodomor 26.11.2016

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