BRITISH PM SENDS MESSAGE OF DEEPEST SYMPATHIES

20.11.08


In a historic message, the UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has extended his deepest sympathies on the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor.  In his brief but very sincere message the Prime Minister said that he hopes that the worldwide Holodomor commemorations will pay fitting tribute to the victims of the horrors of 1932-33 and that these will help to ensure that such events can never be repeated.

Earlier this year the Prime Minister subscribed to two highly important joints statements with the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, in which (among other issues) Mr Brown confirmed his agreement to raise awareness about the Holodomor in the United Kingdom.

The President of the AUGB, Zenko Lastowiecki, welcomed the PM's message. "It is a highly important document because it emphasises that the leadership of this great country is not afraid to speak out about such crimes against humanity, no matter where or when they took place.  The Prime Minister is absolutely right in saying that by raising awareness and commemorating the horrors of 1932-33, we may all help to ensure that truth prevails and that similar attrocities never happen again."

Click here for the full text of the Prime Minister's message.



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