On Saturday evening, November 26, the Hungarian Parliament turned off the facade lighting for an hour to honor the memory of the Holodomor victims.
At this time, a candle was placed in the window of the building – a symbol of remembrance of the victims of artificial famine created by the Moscow Soviet authorities against Ukraine.
Budapest joined the global action to commemorate the Holodomor victims
Thus, Budapest joined the global action to commemorate the victims of the Holodomor of 1932-33, a mass famine artificially created by the leadership of the Soviet Union.
The commemorations of the Holodomor, the genocide of the Ukrainian people, were held in 70 cities around the world, from Australia to the United States, thanks to the efforts of the Ukrainian diasporas and with the support of the organization “Army of Communities of Ukraine.”
In Budapest, more than a hundred people – representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora and local activists – came to light candles to commemorate the victims of the Holodomor.
At 17:30 local time, several hundred Ukrainians gathered in front of the Hungarian Parliament and on the Danube stairs. They lit candles to honor the memory of millions of Ukrainians killed by the Soviet regime through artificially created famines.
Ukrainian diaspora organized the commemoration
“Come! It is about support. It is about memory, and it is about the value of life! It is about our readiness to go and support Ukraine to victory – the victory of light over darkness, life over death, and good over evil,” the organizer of the event in Budapest, Liliana Grexa, the spokesperson of the Ukrainian national minority in the Hungarian Parliament addressed the Ukrainians in Hungary.
At the request of the spokesperson of the Ukrainian community, Liliana Grexa, the Hungarian authorities agreed to join the commemoration and turn off the lighting of the Parliament building in Budapest.
Stance of the Prime Minister differs from the people’s views
Even though Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is often accused of a pro-Russian position and attempts to block EU sanctions against Moscow for its war, Hungarians and representatives of the Hungarian authorities support Ukraine.
By the way, the Hungarian Parliament was among the first in November 2003 to unanimously condemn the Stalinist genocide of the Ukrainian people, the artificial Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-33.
The Ukrainian diaspora in Hungary has been honoring the memory of the victims of the genocide of the Ukrainian people for many years by participating in the international action “Let’s Light a Candle of Memory.”