Every year on the fourth Saturday of November, Ukraine commemorates the victims of the Holodomor of 1932–1933 and the mass artificial famines of 1921–1923 and 1946–1947. This year, the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the famine falls on November 26.
Ukraine lost millions of human lives as a result of the Holodomor and massive artificial famines. In 2006, the Law of Ukraine recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. This year, we will honor the victims of the Stalinist genocide in the conditions of Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine, which is accompanied by genocidal practices against Ukrainians. Tragic events and crimes unfolding before our eyes clearly demonstrate: living memory is extremely important; those who commit crimes against humanity must be condemned by the world community and the victims honored.
In the conditions of a full-scale war, one of the key ways to honor the memory of those killed by hunger is to join the “Light a candle” campaign and call on Ukrainians and people around the world to light a candle in every home as an expression of grief for the dead, faith in Ukraine’s victory and willingness to make efforts. so that genocides are not repeated.