Ukraine releases KGB documents pertaining to famine in 1932-1933 known as Holodomor

On Saturday, November 26, Soviet KGB document on repressions during the famine of 1932-1933, known as Holodomor, were made public in Ukraine, and released in an electronic archive. Mainly, these are demonstrative documents: indictments, pictures and protocols that previously were unavailable to the public. According to the Director of the State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine Andriy Kohut, search and systematization of the documents that shed light on this tragic page of Ukrainian history are currently in progress.

Meanwhile, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country to continue to work towards recognition by the international community of the fact that Holodomor resulted in the genocide of the Ukrainian people. He said this at a mourning ceremony dedicated to the Day of Memory of Holodomor victims.

Since 1998, the Holodomor Remembrance Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday of November. In 2006, the Verkhovna Rada officially recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide against the Ukrainian people.

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