President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych took part in measures on honoring memory of the victims of Holodomor 1932-1933.
Viktor Yanukovych headed the sorrowful procession along the central alley of the National Museum “Memorial to Victims of Holodomor in Ukraine”.
Participants of the procession placed a symbolic composition of flowers and wheat ears to the sculpture “Bitter childhood memories”.
The President addressed the participants of the ceremony.
“Today, we bow our heads to honor memory of our deceased compatriots. We express condolences to the peoples of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and other countries of the former USSR who were affected by those years,” Viktor Yanukovych said.
“Ukrainians in many countries of the world honor memory of Holodomor victims today,” the Head of State noted.
“Our goal is to preserve memory of everything happened at our land – heroic and tragic. Common memory and history must unite us and make us stronger. It is the foundation of our future,” the President emphasized.
After the speech, the participants honored memory of Holodomor victims with a moment of silence.
After that, the President put a lighted lamp to the “Candle of Memory”.
The ceremony was attended by Presidents of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk, Leonid Kuchma, Viktor Yushchenko, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Rybak, government officials and public representatives.