Ukrainians in Ethiopia commemorate Holodomor victims. Photos

Ukrainians in Ethiopia commemorate Holodomor victims. Photos

Representatives of the Ukrainian community in the capital of Ethiopia joined the international action “Light a candle of remembrance!” dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine.

The commemorative event took place on November 4, the Embassy of Ukraine in Ethiopia posted on Facebook.

“The event, dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, was held at the St. Frumentius Orthodox Greek Church. During the liturgy, the Reverend Father Christosimus Barberis read the prayer for all who died during 1932-1933. After the liturgy, community lit a candle of memory and commemorated the victims of this tragedy,” the statement reads.

Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine Mykhailo Kyrychenko in his speech to the Ukrainian community underscored the terrible scale of the Holodomor – man-made famine – that had taken place in Ukraine. "We must always remember and honor the history of our people," he said.

All the participants in the action also received the information brochures about one of the most terrible crimes of the communist regime in the 20th century.

As reported, the global action "Light a candle of remembrance!" started on September 1. It is held daily by the embassies and general consulates of Ukraine in different countries of the world, will last for 85 days and end in Kyiv on November 24.


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