Swedish parliamentarians honoured victims of the Holodomor

29 November 2017

On 29 November 2017, victims of 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine were honoured in the Swedish Riksdag for the first time in its history, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reports.


According to the report, speaker of the Riksdag Mr.Urban Ahlin, First Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag Ms. Ewa Thalén Finné, Chairman of the Swedish-Ukrainian Friendship Group Mr.Krister Hammarbergh, members of the Riksdag, representatives of diplomatic corps and Ukrainian community in Sweden took part in the ceremony.  


Honouring the victims of Holodomor – the Great famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933 was held on behalf of the Swedish – Ukrainian Friendship Group in the Swedish Parliament and Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.


Speaker of the Parliament of the Kingdom Sweden Mr.Urban Ahlin, H.E.Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Sweden Mr.Ihor Sagach, and Chairman of the Swedish – Ukrainian Friendship Group Mr. Krister Hammarbergh addressed the audience.


Photos from Gordiy Pschenychny Central State Cinema and Photo Archives, eye witnesses testimonies of those tragic events of 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine, information of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance were demonstrated.


 Musical piece “Melody” written by Ukrainian composer Myroslav Skoryk was performed by well-known Ukrainian-Swedish pianist, director of the Ukrainian Institute in Sweden Ms.Natalya Pasichnyk and famous Swedish violinist Mr.Christian Svarfvar.