Ukraine president’s chief of staff says Russia 'will pay' for Soviet-era famine


KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Russia will pay for a Soviet-era famine that left millions of Ukrainians dead during the winter of 1932-33 and for its actions in the current war in Ukraine, the head of Ukraine's presidential administration said on Saturday.

"The Russians will pay for all of the victims of the Holodomor and answer for today's crimes," Andriy Yermak wrote on Telegram, using the Ukrainian name for the disaster.

Ukraine's annual memorial day for the victims of Holodomor takes place this year on Saturday.

In November 1932, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin dispatched police to seize all grain and livestock from newly collectivised Ukrainian farms, including the seed needed to plant the next crop.

Millions of Ukrainian peasants starved to death in the following months from what Yale University historian Timothy Snyder calls "clearly premeditated mass murder".

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Stuart Shore

Ukraine needs justice for Holmodor! Its incredible how stupid these comments are to think the Ukrains should just roll over it the sins of the Russian people.

Roll Tide!!!!

I'm telling you that after all the suffering Russia has imposed on Ukraine today and all throughout history,that I'm betting the Ukrainian people would rather fight to the last man than sign a piece of paper with Russia. Especially when knowing that in a few years Russia will only take that paper and wipe their butts with it and throw it away. I know I would rather give my life than to stand by and let this happen to me and my country which is exactly why i joined the army shortly after 9/11. Ukraine are the only ones who should be able to decide their fate,no other country has the right to force them into negotiations with a liar like the Russian government has become.

Harley Davidson

🇺🇸🗽I'm working on going to 🇺🇦. . . to serve in International legion. or if not accepted. I'm still OMW to 🇺🇦. to hunt Russians on the front. I'm 🇺🇸it's USA culture 🇺🇸🗽


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