UN / UKRAINE FAMINE

27-Nov-2007 00:01:16
Comments from Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev on 75th anniversary of the great famine, which took millions of lives due to forced collectivization policies of Joseph Stalin. UNTV / ARCHIVE

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DATELINE: 27 NOVEMBER 2007, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE – RECENT, UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior UN building

27 NOVEMBER 2007, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, walk-in of the Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev approaching microphone 3. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations:
"Nothing can be done as revenge, nothing to balance the score with the past. No. This is for the sake of millions who have died; this is for the sake of those who have died, for the sake of those who survived this horror. This is for the sake of future generations to understand what the face of totalitarian regime could be".
4. Wide shot, Sergeyev listening
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations:
"We are looking for the next year to adopt with the current or the next (GA) session a document which will clarify what the kind of tragedy it was under the international law which punishes the crimes against humanity".
6. Wide shot, Sergeyev listening
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Representative of Ukraine:
"What Ukraine is looking for? The moral and political recognition. This is our intention. We are not accusing nobody in the current world".
8. Wide shot, Sergeyev walking away from microphone

STORYLINE:

Ukrainians around the world are marking the 75th anniversary of the great famine, which took millions of lives due to forced collectivization policies of Joseph Stalin.

Ukrainian Ambassador Yuriy Sergeyev told reporters today at United Nations headquarters in New York that the crime of Holodomor (literally murder by hunger) should not be forgotten, urging the international community to avoid similar catastrophes in a future.

One of the darkest chapters in Ukraine's history remained largely unknown to the world until 16 years ago when Ukraine gained independence. Historians estimate that around seven million people died during 1932-1933 famine. Ukrainians say that the famine was deliberately started by Stalin.

Under the umbrella of collectivization, all production of the farmers of Ukraine – known as the bread basket for the whole former Soviet Union – was taken away, leaving people with no food to survive.

The Ukrainian Ambassador urged for moral and political recognition of what happened in 1932-1933 in Ukraine.
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