Poroshenko honors memory of Holodomor victims: Crimes against humanity not subject to statute of limitations

14:40, 25 November 2017
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko laid a composition of spikelets and viburnum to the Memorial Cross commemorating the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 at Kyiv’s Mikhailivska Square, the press service of the head of state reports.

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Poroshenko honored the memory of the dead by kneeling and announcing a minute of silence.

"Today, on the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Holodomors, events will also be held near the memorial sign "Memory Candle" at the National Museum Memorial to the Victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine," the report said.

Petro Poroshenko has written on Facebook that crimes against humanity  are not subject to a statute of limitations.

Read alsoUkraine remembers victims of Holodomor (1932-1933)"Crimes against humanity are not subject to a statute of limitations. Never forget the terrible crime of those who organized the Holodomor. Ukraine remembers..." wrote Poroshenko.

Also at 16:00, an all-Ukrainian "Light a Candle" initiative will be held.

*** Today Ukraine remembers the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933.

In the 20th century, the Ukrainians experienced three famines: 1921-1923, 1932-1933, and the famine of 1946-1947. However, the one that brought most losses was the Holodomor of 1932-1933 - the genocide of the Ukrainian people carried out by the totalitarian Communist regime of the Soviet Union.

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