Lithuania's FM urges not to forget about Holodomor in Ukraine during Stalin's reign
Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius has urged not to forget about the Holodomor, an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people during Joseph Stalin's reign.
"Honoring the victims of [the] Holodomor, a genocide of the Ukrainian people carried out by the brutal Stalin's regime 86 years ago. We must never forget crimes against humanity committed by the totalitarian regimes," he wrote on Twitter on November 22, 2019.
UNIAN memo. In Ukraine, the Holodomor of 1932-1933 is designated as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people, perpetrated by the USSR government by organizing an artificial large-scale famine, which led to millions of deaths in rural areas in the then Ukrainian Soviet Republic.
Holodomor Remembrance Day is annually marked on the fourth Saturday of November.