11:16 May. 15, 2016
At least 2.8 million Ukrainians were affected by Soviet regime
On May 15, Ukraine commemorated with a moment of silence the victims of political repressions. President Petro Poroshenko, and government officials are expected to participate in a ceremony to honour memory of millions affected during the Communist regime in Ukraine.
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The event will be held at the Bykivnya Graves National Historical Memorial Reserve, which was one of the unmarked sites of mass burial of 'enemies of the Soviet state' executed by the Soviet secret police.
According to official data, at least 2.8 million Ukrainians were victims of political repression.