Ukraine defends not only its own freedom, but also the future of democratic Europe
The Platform of European Memory and Conscience expressed support for the people of Ukraine in connection with Russian aggression. A letter from the organization, which was sent to the Holodomor Museum, states this.
“Since February 24, our thoughts have been with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Russia sent tanks and air force against people who just want to live in freedom and to decide their own fate. Every day we observe new reports of Russian crimes against the Ukrainian people, on defenseless civilians, including children,” the letter states. “Since the very first hours of Russian aggression the Platform of European Memory and Conscience as one of the first international civil organizations took a stand against the war and called for support for Ukraine.”
The Platform’s members help Ukraine because they understand the importance of this struggle. “Platform’s members continue to prove solidarity and help to Ukraine. We know that today Ukraine defends not only its own freedom, but also the future of democratic Europe,” the letter states.
At the same time, the President of the Platform, Mark Mutor, called on all its members to join in helping Ukraine. “I encourage all of you to join these actions, donate and show your support. As the Executive Board of the Platform, we will support and coordinate this actions and inform you about them,” he added.
The Platform of European Memory and Conscience is an international project designed to study the activities and crimes of totalitarian regimes in Europe in the twentieth century and prevent the resumption of totalitarianism in Europe. The project was created on October 14, 2011, in Prague during the Visegrad Prime Ministers’ Summit.
The National Museum of the Holodomor Genocide has been a member of the Platform of European Remembrance and Conscience since 2015.
Also, the Platform’s members from Ukraine are the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, the Center for the Study of the Liberation Movement, the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, and the Maidan History Preservation Foundation.