This year Ukraine
marks the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor of
1932-1933 and holding of all planned
events dedicated to this date
at the highest
level should become a matter of honour. This
was stated by Prime Minister
of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the meeting
of the organizing
committee for the preparation and commemoration of the Holodomor.
The attendees of the meeting
were Ihor Rainin, Head of
the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, representatives of the Ministry
of Culture of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute of
National Memory, historians and experts.
of national memory is a grave
question, and these are not
empty words, it's something that should be
in the heart.
And this day (commemoration) is not just
a date, but a time when we
honour the memory of the
fallen and we make (historical)
conclusions", the Head of Government
The Prime Minister
emphasized a wide range of commemorative
events is being planned.
activities encapsulate the intensification of cooperation with the international
community on the recognition of the Holodomor
of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the
Ukrainian people, large exhibitions and meetings in
order to bring the world
to the scale
of the tragedy,
and also in November this
year, the international forum dedicated to
the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor
is being planned. The forum
preparation group, on the proposal
of Volodymyr Groysman, will be headed by Vice Prime
Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko.
Moreover, the Head of Government backed the idea
of creating a film dedicated to the Holodomor, and he emphasized the importance of commemorating the Holodomor researchers,
most notably James Mace, American
research scientist of the Holodomor.
we need to
restore comprehensive (research) work to perpetuate the
memory of millions. Unfortunately, the research work
was actually stopped in 2010. I was surprised ... At such a pace, in
three to five years, we
will not restart anything. But nobody has
the right to forget and
diminish the number of people,
and especially the children who
died. So, I urge everyone to
conduct systematic work," Volodymyr Groysman claimed.
In this context,
the Head of Government stressed
the completion of the second
stage of construction of the National Museum
“Holodomor Victims Memorial” in Kyiv
is also a matter of honor.
The state budget for 2018 envisages allocation of UAH 320 million for construction work. According to him, additional
funds can be attracted from
"We are kicking off work
in February. We have to
deliver this project within 24 months. I will commission Vice Prime Minister Volodymyr Kistion to guide the
project (completion)... At present, the
objective is to determine the
effective use of funds," underscored the Prime Minister.
In November, 2017, the Prime Minister
visited the National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial” in Kyiv
and he confirmed
plans to allocate funding for the completion
of the construction
of the Museum
as it is
a matter of honor as well as the restoration of historical justice
for millions of innocent victims.
According to the plans of architects,
the second stage of construction
will be "hidden" in the Dnipro slope,
which is now being fortified.
It will not
change the landscape and will
preserve the idea of the
museum - as candles of memory.
The project has been approved
As the Head
of Government stressed, history and truth must