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Yulia Tymoshenko honors Holodomor victims in Washington

11:16 07.12.2018

Batkivshchyna Party leader Yulia Tymoshenko honored the victims of the Holodomor and laid flowers at the Memorial to the victims of the Ukrainian genocide by famine.

“In Washington we commemorated the Holodomor victims. Together with colleagues we laid flowers at the Memorial to the victims of the Ukrainian genocide. We remember …,” Yulia Tymoshenko wrote.

The Holodomor Memorial to Victims of the Ukrainian Famine-Genocide of 1932–1933 was opened on November 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. The US Senate unanimously adopted a bipartisan resolution, which became the first ever legal act of the US Congress recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. The resolution also condemns the systematic violations of human rights, including the right to self-determination and freedom of speech, committed by the Soviet government against the Ukrainian people.

“This is a very important and very timely solution. The history of Ukraine is large and glorious, but it is also tragic. The Holodomor is one of its darkest pages and it will never be forgotten,” Yulia Tymoshenko said, commenting on the decision of the US Senate.