Biden: We remember Holodomor victims and pay tribute to resilience of Ukrainian people

Biden: We remember Holodomor victims and pay tribute to resilience of Ukrainian people

On the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine, the United States honors the memory of the victims and pays tribute to the resilience and bravery of the Ukrainian people.

President Joe Biden said this in a statement published on the website of the White House, Ukrinform reports.

"We commemorate all the lives lost in this senseless tragedy, and we pay tribute to the resilience of the Ukrainian people who endured devastation and tyranny to ultimately create a free and democratic society," the statement said.

The White House noted that during his regime, Joseph Stalin imposed harsh and repressive policies on Ukraine, including creating a deliberate famine in 1932-33 that caused millions of innocent Ukrainian women, men, and children to perish.

"This November marks the anniversary of the Holodomor — 'death by hunger.' […] Even as the brave Ukrainian people continue to defend their democracy and freedom from Russia's brutal aggression, we pause to also honor the victims of past injustices and horrors inflicted on Ukraine," Biden said.

"This month, we remember the victims of the Holodomor. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. And we honor the brave Ukrainian people who continue to courageously resist Russia's assault on their democracy," the statement said.

Today, Ukraine called on the world to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 organized by Stalin's totalitarian communist regime as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

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