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Congressman Boyle Commemorates 85th Anniversary of Holodomor

November 24, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) solemnly commemorated today’s Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holodomor, which occurred 85 years ago. Holodomor was a brutal famine purposefully inflicted onto the Ukrainian people by the Soviet Union that resulted in seven to ten million deaths. Congressman Boyle issued the following statement on the Day of Remembrance:

“Today, we honor the millions of Ukrainians who lost their lives at the hands of the brutal Soviet regime 85 years ago. Holodomor, the Soviets’ forced starvation of the Ukrainian people, was a crime against humanity so atrocious it has few parallels in modern history. We must also honor those who survived the famine, for they have shown unmatched resiliency in the face of immense tragedy. The Soviet Union attempted to destroy the Ukrainian people’s identity, but because of these brave survivors, they failed. Sharing their story is the best means to preventing the mistakes of our past from reoccurring.”

Earlier this year, Congressman Boyle cosponsored H.Res.931 to honor the anniversary of the famine-genocide, and serve as a reminder of the repressive Soviet policies against the people of Ukraine. Congressman Boyle is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.