On the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska together with Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium Alexander De Croo and Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania Ingrida Šimonytė took part in a ceremony to commemorate the victims of the famine in Ukraine.
The ceremony took place on the territory of the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide in Kyiv.
Volodymyr Zelensky and Olena Zelenska with the heads of foreign delegations walked through the central avenue of the memorial complex and set up arrangements of spikelets with lighted lamps in front of the sculpture "Bitter Memory of Childhood."
Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk, and Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal also honored the memory of the victims of the crime committed by the communist totalitarian regime.
Those present commemorated the victims of the Holodomors in a nationwide moment of silence, during which bells rang.
Volodymyr Zelensky and Olena Zelenska, together with foreign guests, also visited the National Museum of the Holodomor-Genocide, where they got acquainted with its exposition.
In particular, they visited the exhibition "Leica that saw the Holodomor" opened on November 23.
For the first time, visitors will be able to see the original album of photos with Kharkiv in 1933 and the Leica II camera by which they were taken. This camera belonged to Austrian engineer Alexander Wienerberger, who in 1932-1933 worked in Kharkiv and secretly took photos of the victims of the Holodomor, and in 1934 brought the film to Austria. The photos taken by him are extremely valuable evidence of the crime committed against the Ukrainian nation by the communist totalitarian regime.