Australian Senate Acknowledges the International Day of Remembrance of the Ukrainian Famine

Nov 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Australia, Holodomor (Great Famine), News, Ukrainians Worldwide

Monday 26 Australian Senate agreed on a motion of Senator Bilyk on Ukrainian Famine. The part of transcript of hearings as follows:

Ukrainian Famine

Senator McEWEN: On behalf of Senator Bilyk, I move:

That the Senate—

(a) urges the Australian people to remember those who perished and suffered as a result of the Ukrainian Famine 1932 33 (Holodomor), as a reminder that we should always respect the freedoms bestowed upon us; and

(b) joins with the Ukrainian World Congress and the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations in calling on Australians to acknowledge the International Day of Remembrance on the last Saturday of November, gazetted by the Ukrainian Government in respect of those who suffered and perished in the great famine of 1932 33.

Question agreed to.


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