'holodomor' Famine Victims Remembered In Tokyo

'Holodomor' famine victims remembered in Tokyo

Dozens of people have attended a ceremony in Tokyo to remember the millions of Ukrainians who died in the 1932-33 famine, known as the "Holodomor."

Ukraine marks the Holodomor on the fourth Saturday of every November. The Ukrainian government says the famine was engineered by the government of the former Soviet Union.

About 70 participants took part in the Tokyo event on Saturday, including people who have evacuated to Japan since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began in February.

A priest offered a prayer as attendees mourned the victims of the Holodomor and those of the recent Russian invasion.

Ukraine's ambassador to Japan, Sergiy Korsunsky, said what happened 90 years ago is happening again with the invasion.

He added that Ukrainians must do their utmost until they win.

A former Ukrainian service member who came to Japan in May said that he attends Holodomor ceremonies every year and that this year, he prayed for Ukraine's victory.