Russia removes Holodomor memorial in Mariupol

19 October 2022, 07:47 PM
Russians dismantle Holodomor memorial in Mariupol (Photo:Andriushchenko Time / Telegram)

Russians dismantle Holodomor memorial in Mariupol (Photo:Andriushchenko Time / Telegram)

Russian occupation “authorities” in Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, have removed Holodomor terror famine memorial, Mariupol mayoral adviser Petro Andriushchenko said in a Telegram post on Oct. 19.

Russian state news agency RIA Novosti published video footage of the monument’s removal, claiming it “was a symbol of political misinformation,” and saying the granite block will be “made into construction materials.”

“This (act) signifies that the current Russian regime is a true successor to the one guilty of crimes against humanity and the Ukrainian people,” Ukrainian Culture Minister Oleksandr Tkachenko said.

Video of day

“Holodomor (tactics) are once again being used against Ukrainians in (Russia-) occupied territories.”

The memorial was erected in 2004, commemorating the Soviet-engineered Holodomor terror famine of 1932-1933, which claimed the lives of several million Ukrainians.

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