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EU leaders pledge support to Kyiv on anniversary of famine

We cannot be broken: Zelensky

26 November, 16:19
(ANSA-AFP) - KYIV, NOV 26 - European leaders renewed pledges of support to Ukraine on Saturday on the 90th anniversary of the start of the Holodomor famine that affected millions of Ukrainians under Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his country will continue to resist Russian attacks that have systematically targeted Ukraine's energy grid, causing power cuts as temperatures plunge with the onset of winter. "Ukrainians went through very terrible things... Once they wanted to destroy us with hunger, now -- with darkness and cold," Zelensky said in a video posted on social media. "We cannot be broken," he added. Several European leaders were in Kyiv on Saturday to commemorate the victims of the 1932-33 Holodomor -- Ukrainian for "death by starvation" -- which is regarded by Kyiv as a deliberate act of genocide by Stalin's regime. According to Polish and Lithuanian media, the prime ministers of these two EU countries were in Ukraine for talks that could in particular focus on a possible new wave of migration from Ukraine this winter. (ANSA-AFP).

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