Today, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Marko Mihkelson is in Kyiv and attends the memorial events to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor.
Mihkelson said that the victims of the Great Ukrainian Famine were commemorated when Russia was continuing the war of aggression against Ukraine. “In 1993, Estonia was the first country to declare the great famine of 1932–1933 a genocide against the Ukrainian people. Last year, the Riigikogu recognised the actions committed by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the military aggression against Ukraine as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian nation,” he stated.
Today, Mihkelson will participate in a joint prayer service on the occasion of the Holodomor Memorial Day and the ceremony of lighting of candles at the Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor. Together with the heads of international delegations, Mihkelson will also meet with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and visit the Verkhovna Rada, where he will attend the sitting of the Parliament and meet Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk and Chairman of the Committee on Matters of Foreign Policy and Inter-parliamentary Cooperation Oleksandr Merezhko.