The action "Let`s Light a Candle of Memory!" in Azerbaijan

9 September 2018

On September 9, the Embassy of Ukraine in Azerbaijan, together with the diaspora Organizations “Ukrainian Congress of Azerbaijan” led by the Chairman of the Board Y. Osadchenko and “Ivan Franko Ukrainian community in the city of Sumqayit”, headed by Chairman T. Museyeva, held an event for the commemoration of the 85th anniversary of Holodomor, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informs.

The event was held within the international action “Let’s light a candle of memory!” in the center of Baku near the monument to T. Shevchenko.

In his speech, Ambassador of Ukraine O. Mischenko drew attention to the millions of Ukrainians who died because of the criminal policy of the communist regime, which led to the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

“Despite the terrible consequences of the crime, for a long time the Soviet regime concealed the truth about the events of the Holodomor and did everything possible to destroy any evidence of this crime against the Ukrainian people. A similar position on concealing the truth about the Holodomor in Ukraine has the leadership of the Russian Federation today”.

We also feel the consequences of this criminal activity now, because objective data on the number of deaths from the Holodomor, due to the hard work of Ukrainian and foreign scholars, is increasing every year. Each year we discover new facts of the tragedy that Ukraine has experienced. In this context, in Ukraine, the Resolution of the Court of Appeal of Kyiv dated 13.10.2010 concerning the criminal case No. 1-33 / 2010, initiated by the Security Service of Ukraine on the fact of genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933, was adopted.

Particular attention of the audience was drawn to the dead children who could not survive these tragic events, and whose memory is dedicated to this year’s action “-is told in a message.

The moral duty of each of us is to honor the memory of millions of Holodomor victims and to bring the truth about the genocide against the Ukrainian people to the world community.

Representatives of the I. Franko Ukrainian Community in Sumqayit L. Ismayilova and V. Polladova read the memoirs of eyewitnesses of the tragic events of 1932-1933, as well as a poem devoted to the memory of the Holodomor victims. At the end of the action, the member of the Ukrainian Congress of Azerbaijan, D. Zaribekov-Shevchenko announced the names of 85 children who died from the Holodomor, after which the guests lit candles and commemorated the victims of Holodomor by a minute of silence.

To recall, on September 8 the action was held in Australia, Belarus and Senegal.

On September 7 action “Let`s light a Candle of memory!” was held in Armenia and Mozambique.

Also, the action was held in Beijing.

The Ukrainian community in Jordan honored the victims of the Holodomor-Genocide.

On September 2, 2018, the International action “Let`s Light a Candle of Memory!” was held in Turkey.

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

You can follow the action during 85 days on the web-page “The 85th anniversary of Holodomor”.