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Kyiv, Ukraine, December 2, 2003
The Hungarian Parliament has passed a resolution in connection with the
seventieth anniversary of the 1932-1933 Holodomor Manmade Famine in
Ukraine, referring to these events as "a horrible tragedy in human history,"
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Special Commissioner Natalia Zarudna said at
The Hungarian lawmakers express their solidarity with famine survivors and
descendents of its victims. "It is important that Hungary also has
commemorated this tragedy, one of the most horrible in world history. Our
common duty is to remember so that such dreadful crimes never happen again
anywhere," the decision reads.
Ms. Zarudna said that the Hungarian Parliament passed the decision on the
petition of Hungary's Ukrainian self-government, an official organ of
She added that on November 23, Pope John Paul II also signed an address to
the Ukrainian people dedicated to the seventieth anniversary of the
"Millions of people have died a horrible death because of the criminal
actions of ideologies, which during the whole twentieth century caused woe
and suffering in many parts of the world," the address says. The Pontiff
called upon all countries to commemorate the anniversary of the Manmade
Famine, Ms. Zarunda told the journalists.
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