Not here, not anywhere: Zelensky says Ukraine not to allow another famine

Not here, not anywhere: Zelensky says Ukraine not to allow another famine

Russia launched a full-scale war against the Ukrainian people, leaving thousands without food, but Ukraine will not allow millions across the world to face hunger.

This was stated by President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine during the International Summit of the Grain from Ukraine initiative, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

The head of state recalled that on the last Saturday of November, Ukraine commemorates the victims of the famines of 1921-1922, 1946-1947 and 1932-1933 is commemorated. Today is the 90th anniversary of the genocide committed against Ukrainians by the totalitarian Stalin regime. According to various estimates, from 4 to 8 million Ukrainians died during that artificial famine.

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"We remember what it's like when someone wants to destroy your people. We remember how everything is taken away, how someone can be shot for bowl of grain they hid, how a big family shares a loaf of bread for a week, and also how tortured people die and fall right on the road, how whole families and whole villages were dying... We remember this and we see what is happening today in the world, in Ukraine. They want to destroy us again with bombs, bullets, cold, and hunger, again," said the president.

He emphasized that on February 24, Russia launched a full-scale war against the Ukrainian people. The occupation and blockade left thousands of people without food and water from the very beginning.

"We will not allow millions of people in the world to be left without food and water. We remember how it was once, we know how it is happening today. We will not allow it to happen tomorrow – neither in our country nor in any country in the world,” said the president of Ukraine.

He emphasized that the Ukrainian land has always born generous fruit, which the country has always shared with the whole world.

As reported, Ukraine is launching the Grain from Ukraine initiative, within the framework of which, by the middle of next year, nearly 60 ships with Ukrainian grain are set to deliver food to the poorest countries in Africa.

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