"We are united with Ukraine": Biden honored the memory of Ukrainians killed during the Holodomor, mentioning Putin's crimes
On November 25, U.S. President Joe Biden honored the memory of the Ukrainians who died during the Holodomor. On the 90th anniversary of the tragedy, he mentioned the crimes of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.
The head of the White House emphasized that America is united with Ukraine. Biden's statement was published on the website of the US presidential administration.
"We mark the solemn anniversary of the Holodomor as the brave people of Ukraine continue to defend their freedom and sovereignty against Russia's brutal war of aggression. Ninety years ago, the inhumane policies of Joseph Stalin and the Soviet regime created a 'starvation death.' Millions of Ukrainians - men, women, and children - suffered and died of starvation in 1932-1933 due to man-made famine. Stalin and his regime systematically seized Ukrainian grain and farms and transported Ukrainian grain to other parts of the U.S.S.R. to suppress Ukrainian national identity," Biden said.
He added that Ukraine's agricultural infrastructure is once again being targeted by Russian aggression today.
"This time Vladimir Putin does it as part of his strive for conquest and power. Russian forces are seeking to destroy Ukraine's economy and independence by deliberately damaging fields and destroying Ukrainian grain storage facilities and ports. This is not just an attack on Ukraine's economic security, it is a cynical attack on food security everywhere. Putin is harming the world's most vulnerable communities for Russia's profit," the US President emphasized.
According to him, on this anniversary, the world remembers and honors all those who have survived such hardships and who continue to fight against tyranny.
"We also recommit ourselves to preventing suffering, protecting fundamental freedoms, and responding to human rights violations whenever and wherever they occur. We stand united with Ukraine," the White House chief summarized.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- On Saturday, November 25, Ukraine honored the memory of the victims of the Holodomor and political repressions. This year, our country marks the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933. Millions of Ukrainian civilians died as a result of this crime.
- On the Holodomor Remembrance Day, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine would not lose its strength and freedom. According to the head of state, Ukrainians are defending not only the whole of Europe but also humanity from Russian aggression, helping the world not to fall into the trap that Moscow is trying to create.
- Every year in November, Ukraine commemorates the Holodomor Victims' Memorial Day. At 16:00, a nationwide minute of silence is declared.
- The declaration condemning the Holodomor in Ukraine was signed by 55 UN countries. It was initiated by the Ukrainian delegation on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the tragedy.