The world community must do its utmost to prevent such tragedies as the Holodomor of 1932-1933 and help those who are suffering under the yolk of tyranny today.
That’s according to a statement by U.S. President Joe Biden, released by the White House, in honor of the memory of the Holodomor (artificial famine) victims.
“Each November we solemnly honor and pay tribute to the millions of innocent Ukrainians who suffered and perished during the Holodomor – ‘death by hunger’ – in 1932 and 1933,” the statement reads. “The men, women, and children who lost their lives during this famine were victims of the brutal policies and deliberate acts of the regime of Joseph Stalin.”
Commemorating the victims of the Soviet regime, Biden has called on the international community to “recommit ourselves to the constant work of preventing such tragedies in the future.”
“The Ukrainian people overcame the horror of the Holodomor, demonstrating their spirit and resilience, and eventually creating a free and democratic society,” President Biden underlined.
Remembering the pain and the victims of the Holodomor, the United States also reaffirms “our commitment to the people of Ukraine today and our unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine,” according to the statement.
In Ukraine, Holodomor victims are remembered annually on the fourth Saturday of November. This year, it’s November 27.
At 16:00 on November 27, a traditional flashmob, Light a Candle, will take place across the country. At this time, the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 are commemorated with a moment of silence as citizens light a candle and put it out on a windowsill.
According to various sources, 4-7 million Ukrainians fell victim to the Holodomor of 1932-1933.
By systematically confiscating grain crops and all other foodstuffs, the Soviet government sought to destroy Ukrainian peasants and suppress the Ukrainian national liberation movement.