The officials Washington expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian people on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor caused by Stalin’s regime, emphasizing that the Kremlin is still trying to destroy the aspirations of Ukrainians to get their self-identity.
This is stated in an official statement of the US Department of State.
“This month we join Ukrainians around the world in commemorating the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, when millions of innocent Ukrainians were deliberately starved by the regime of Joseph Stalin,” the document states.
The State Department of Internal Affairs stressed that the Soviet Union’s barbaric seizure of Ukrainian land and crops was undertaken with the deliberate political goal of subjugating the Ukrainian people and nation.
“This catastrophic man-made famine was one of the most atrocious acts of the twentieth century and a brutal reminder of the crimes of communism. Today, Ukrainians are once again dying as a result of Russia attempts to destroy the identity and Western aspirations of the people of Ukraine,” is written in the statement.
The current aggression of the RF in the east of Ukraine led to the death of more than 10 thousand people. “However, Russia will not vanquish the resilient Ukrainian spirit, nor dampen Ukrainians’ desire for a better future.”
“As we remember the Holodomor’s millions of innocent victims, we reaffirm our unwavering support for Ukraine’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the Ukrainian people’s right to chart their own course,” the State Department noted.