A Counsellor-Minister of the Russian Embassy in Ukraine will
be invited to the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine in view of a riot in Moscow
during an exhibition devoted to the memory of victims of Holodomor
(Famine) 1932-1933 in Ukraine, and in connection with response of the Russian
Foreign Ministry on the note of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to the effect. This
was disclosed by Deputy Foreign Ministry Volodymyr Ohryzko. According to him, "statements of the Russian
Foreign Ministry Information and Press Department do not correspond to reality
manifestly and conflict with elementary historical knowledge".
part, press secretary Andriy Dedyshcha
of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry considers the statement of the Russian
Ministry of Foreign Affairs as tactless response on the November 17 statement
of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry in view of the developments occurred in
Moscow at the Ukrainian Cultural Center during the exhibition devoted to the
memory of victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine.
to him, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will not send another note
to Moscow. In Ukraine, the Holodomor was declared as
act of genocide, while Russian diplomats should study up history, Dedyshcha advised.
Ministry expressed a categorical protest against the actions of the Eurasian
Union of Youth representatives who on November 17 had desecrated the exhibition
dedicated to victims of Holodomor 1932-1933 in
Ukraine staged at the Cultural Center of Ukraine in Moscow.
Ministry regarded these actions as unlawful, provocative, and anti-Ukrainian
and had sent a note to the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation demanding
a speedy completion of the investigation and bringing the culprits to justice.
part, on November 19, the Russian Foreign Ministry Information and Press
Department disseminated a commentary indicating that "the topic of 30s in
the USSR, victims of which were people of many nationalities, including
Ukrainians, Russians, Kazakhs, and other nations of the USSR, has increasingly
become subject to speculations on the part of some political circles in
to the Russian Foreign Ministry, "declaration of tragic events of that
time as act of genocide of the Ukrainian nation is unilateral misinterpretation
of history in favour of modern conformist