12:32 14.11.2009

Remembrance of Holodomor in Ukraine will help prevent such tragedy in future, says Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama has said that the remembrance of Holodomor will help prevent such tragedy in the future.

On the Ukrainian Holodomor Remembrance Day, Ukrainian-Americans and all Americans will join together to commemorate these tragic events and to honor the many victims, Obama said in a statement published on the Web site of the White House.

"Seventy six years ago, millions of innocent Ukrainians – men, women, and children – starved to death as a result of the deliberate policies of the regime of Joseph Stalin," the statement reads.

The Ukrainian people suffered horribly during in 1932-1933 due to the Stalin regime's seizure of crops and farms across Ukraine, the U.S. president said.

In his words, remembering the victims of the man-made catastrophe of Holodomor provides us an opportunity to reflect upon the plight of all those who have suffered the consequences of extremism and tyranny around the world.

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