Victor Yushchenko has written a letter to U.S. President George Bush to thank him for signing a decree to give Ukraine’s government a plot in Washington to erect a Holodmor monument, according to the President`s press-office.

“I thank you for honoring millions of innocent people that put their lives on the dreadful altar of the totalitarian Soviet regime. A monument in the heart of the free world, Washington, will remind us that freedom and democracy can guarantee no repeat of such terrible tragedies,” he wrote.

The President also sent letters to U.S. Senator Carl Levin and U.S. Representative Sandy Levin to thank them for helping pass this bill in the Senate and the House.