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Lithuania stands in solidarity with Ukraine commemorating the Holodomor

Monday, November 30, Vilnius - On the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Great Famine (Holodomor) in Ukraine, President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė wrote a letter to the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, to express respect, support and solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

"The Holodomor Memorial Park left an indelible impression in my heart during my visit to Kiev this past week," President Dalia Grybauskaitė writes in the letter and underlines that having suffered from oppression itself, Lithuania truly understands the grief and suffering caused by inhuman totalitarian regimes.

In the letter, the President of Lithuania also expressed belief that the shared painful history would give the two nations strength and that the international community would evaluate properly the regimes which had committed crimes against humanity.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2009.11.30 14:03