Latvia joined the International Action "Let's Light a Candle of Memory!"

11 November 2018

On November 10, 2018, in the framework of the 85-day action “Let’s Light a Candle of Memory!”, dedicated to the commemoration of Holodomor victims of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, the commemorative events with the participation of the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia, Ukrainians, friends of Ukraine in Latvia and deputies of the Sejm of Latvia took place in Riga, the press service of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Latvia reports.

In the chapel of the Church of the Sorrowful Mother of God of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic parish in Riga, a memorial service was held for victims of the Holodomor, after which the participants walked on to the central monument – the Freedom Monument, where the participants honored the memory of the Holodomor victims with a minute of silence, and lit the candles of memory.

The Charge d’Affaires of Ukraine in Latvia, Alisa Podolak, in her speech thanked Latvia for recognizing the crime as the genocide of the Ukrainian people and read out the names of 85 children who became the victims of Holodomor in Odessa Region.

On September 1, the action “Let’s Light a Candle of Memory!” started at National Museum “Holodomor Victims Memorial”.

You can follow the 85-day campaign on the web-page “The 85th anniversary of Holodomor”.