On November 18, America’s religious leaders prayed for the victims of the Holodomor and political repressions in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. U.S. President George Bush sent a letter to the participants of the event to express his solidarity with Americans and other nations of the world, according to the President`s press-office.
In October, George Bush signed a legislation to give the Ukrainian government a plot to build a Holodomor memorial in Washington. The U.S. President said the move symbolized the recognition of “the bloody crime committed against Ukrainians in 1932-1933.”
“This memorial in the American capital will honor the victims of communist oppression and remind us that the desire for freedom defeats the power of tyranny,” he said, supporting democratic processes in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S. O. Shamshur thanked Americans for their respect. He said the Holodomor had been engineered to exterminate Ukrainians.