On November 28, 2015, the Embassy’s staff and their family members, along with representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora, gathered near the Holodomor Memorial to honor the memory of millions of Ukrainians who died during a man-made Famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933, engineered and implemented by Stalin's totalitarian regime.
The event started with the memorial service performed by the clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox and Catholic churches.
In his speech, Ambassador of Ukraine Valeriy Chaly emphasized that the Great Famine in Ukraine was a deliberate act of Genocide directed against the Ukrainian people. He pointed out that the Holodomor Memorial unveiling in Washington, DC will help to spread the truth about Holodomor throughout the world.
Michael Sawkiw, Chairman of the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness 1932-1933, also addressed the audience.
The participants of the commemorative event lit candles in remembrance of the Holodomor victims.