CNN journalists visited the Holodomor Museum

31 January 2023

On Tuesday, January 31, a crew from one of the largest international television and radio companies, CNN, visited the Holodomor Museum. Media representatives were interested in the parallels between the history of the Holodomor and the current genocide committed by the Russian regime and the army in Ukraine. The camera crew was headed by a leading international CNN correspondent Sam Kiley.

The head of the information and publishing department of the museum, Mykhailo Kostiv, gave the guests a tour of the history of the Holodomor and gave a comment where he noted that Putin’s Russia often uses the harshest methods typical of the crime of genocide, in particular those that were used in the 1930s.

In particular, Mykhailo Kostiv emphasized the lying, cynical propaganda that accompanied the genocide both in 1932-1933 and in modern times. In 2022-2023, the Putin regime again uses food as a weapon. Blocking Ukrainian ports, stealing grain from the occupied territories, blackmailing not only Ukraine but also the world with hunger — all this has become one of the crucial elements of the war that Russia is waging against Ukraine.

During the Holodomor, the regime actively used the practice of “black boards”, which actually meant blocking settlements and seizing all food products from the population of these villages. In 2022-2023, the Putin regime is also creating conditions incompatible with life, blocking populated areas and carrying out systematic bombing and missile attacks on civilian infrastructure and residential buildings in Ukrainian cities and villages.

It should be recalled, on December 15, 2022, the crew of the South Korean public broadcaster KBS visited the Holodomor Museum as part of the filming of a documentary film about Ukraine.