Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree allowing Ukraine to provide humanitarian assistance to Yemen, Sudan and the Republic of Congo in memory of the victims of the Holodomor. The presidential press service reported that Poroshenko spoke about the aid to these countries during his speech at the International forum “Ukraine remembers- the world recognizes!” commemorating 85 years since the Holodomor.
“Let us support those who need our help today. This is presently our atonement for those whom we could not save in the past,” said Poroshenko.
“And, as a symbol of the commemoration of the victims of Holodomor, I supported the initiative to provide humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Yemen, the Republic of Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The corresponding decree has already been signed,” the President said.
According to the latest research by the Ukrainian Institute of Demography and Social Studies named after M.V. Ptoukha, during the Holodomor, from 1932-1934, Ukraine lost 3.9 million people, 93% of them were rural residents. The Memorial Day for the victims of the Holodomor is remembered annually on the fourth Saturday of November.