Leading representatives of the Ukrainian intelligentsia disagree with the position of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev on Holodomor in Ukraine.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Mykola Zhuravskiy, director of the Institute for Literature at the National Shevchenko University, claimed this to a press conference in UNIAN.

“Tomorrow the Ukrainian intelligentia will publicize its statement, in which we will express a categorical position, a categorical disagreement with the position voiced by Dmitriy Medvedev”, he said.

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At the same time, M.Zhulynskiy stressed that, in his opinion, “the Russian President, as Russia considers itself the successor of USSR, could at least bow his head respectfully before memory of Holodomot victims, because they were citizens of USSR, and, by doing so, to show his friendly attitude to us”.

M.Zhulynskiy stressed that, among representatives of the Ukrainian intelligentsia, who will sign the statement to D.Medvedev, will be Ukrainian Intelligentsia Congress chairman Ivan Drach, academician Ivan Dzyuba, Borys Oliynyk, Nina Matviyenko, and others.

M.Zhulynskiy invited other Ukrainian intellectuals to join the move.