Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko took part in the opening of the International Forum devoted to the 85th anniversary of 1932-1933 Holodomor "Ukraine remembers – the World Acknowledges".
The Vice Prime Minister thanked foreign guests who came to Ukraine to participate in the forum as well as the Ukrainian diaspora for friendly and strong support. He emphasized that the common memory of the Holodomor makes people stronger, helps to confront Russia’s aggression and encourages freedom and gives the future.
"These days we pay tribute to terrible events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. Of course, this was a planned political action, the truth about which has been found only recently. But we want the international community to know that Ukraine, despite all the tragedy, is becoming stronger in countering Russian aggression, defending its sovereignty and territorial integrity. By the efforts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine we also defend the Western countries from Kremlin’s invasion. That is why we gathered in Kyiv, and we will further deepen our research of historical truth that is connected with the genocide of the Ukrainian people, which is named the Holodomor," Viacheslav Kyrylenko stressed in his speech.
It should be noted that forum will be held on November 22-24 in Kyiv, in the framework of which a scientific symposium, artistic actions, a memorial meeting of the Verkhovna Rada and nationwide events with participation of the President of Ukraine and heads of other states are scheduled. Foreign scholars studying the Holodomor, representatives of educational, museum and cultural institutions have arrived to participate in the International Forum. The event will be attended by leaders of governments and parliaments, leaders of international organizations.
Vice Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko on the instructions of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman chaired a working group on the preparation and holding of the International Forum devoted to the 85th anniversary of 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine "Ukraine remembers – the World Acknowledges".