Unian News Agency | 18Jun2009 | Unian
More than million people currently living in Ukraine suffered from
More than a million people currently living in Ukraine suffered from
Holodomor [Ukraine’s Great Famine] in 1932-33.
Ihor Yukhnovskiy, head of the Ukrainian Institute for National Memory,
said this to UNIAN.
According to him, the information about victims is collected and worked
out by local state administrations. Later the information will be
passed to regional state archives. According to the information of
I.Yukhnovskiy, as of today, 210 thousand testimonies of Holodomor
victims have been recorded.
Commenting on the decree of President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko of
June 12, 2009, on honoring the memory of Holodomor victims and granting them
with aid, I.Yukhnovskiy noted that the matter concerns people born
before 1932-33, whose age is over 70 at present, so the top-priority
task is to provide them with medical and social aid.