LET US REMEMBER THEM...

24.11.17


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This weekend sees Ukrainians in Ukraine and in the diaspora commence commemorations of the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor - the 1932-33 forced famine in which millions of Ukrainians were systematically starved to death.

The Holodomor was no accident. In 1929 the Kremlin implemented a ruthless programme of terror in Ukraine against prosperous Ukrainian farmers, academics, cultural and religious leaders and indeed anyone who opposed Moscow's diktats – all were either deported or liquidated en masse.  

By 1932 famine began to take hold in Ukraine. And then Stalin fully turned the screw...  The quota for basic grain procurement was increased by 44% - a target that was unashamedly unachieveble. However, Ukrainian peasants would be denied grain if they failed to meet the targetBorders were sealed and armed thugs were sent in moving from house to house confiscating all foodstuffs. There was nothing left to eat. Millions died... forcibly starved to death...

Let us remember them and pray for their souls this weekend.

Let us all light a candle in memory of the victims of the Holodomor.

May they all Rest in Peace!

Вічна Їм Пам'ять!



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