December 8, the United Nations held an event dedicated to the Holodomor, the artificial famine in Ukraine of 1932-1933. The event was organized by the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations, according to the Director General of the information agency "Crimean news" Gayana Yuksel.
The side event was attended by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Vladimir Yelchenko, former US Ambassador to Ukraine Sarah Mendelson, Professor Valery Kulchinskaya, representative of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in the United States Ayla Bakkali. The guests of the event were the foreign missions officials, diplomats, representatives of Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar diaspora who are currently living in the United States. Among them was Ibrahim-aga who remembers the deportation well since he survived it as a child.
Each of the speakers pointed out that such a tragedy of the twentieth century as the Holodomor should not be repeated. Every day during the Holodomor 28 thousand Ukrainians died. Millions of people became the victims of the barbaric policy of the Soviet regime.
The audience was presented a fifteen-minute film about the Holodomor, in which the historians, experts, witnesses of the events disclose the barbaric Russian policy against Ukraine.
And now the Russian aggression continues: Ukrainians, and citizens of Ukraine are suppressed only for the intention to live freely. The film showed the footage of events in south-eastern Ukraine, the area of current hostilities.
Representative of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in the United States Ayla Bakkali made a particular note to the agenda of the side-Invent, speaking about the horrors of famine and deportation.
“Who could understand the Ukrainians who have suffered the Holodomor of the 1930s, better than the Crimean Tatars. These are two indigenous people of Ukraine who have endured the tragedies: Holodomor and the deportation of 1944,” Ayla Bakkali said.
Previously, in early October, the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea launched an investigation into the deportation of Crimean Tatars in 1944.
PHOTO, VIDEO: Facebook page Gayana Yuksel