: Ukraine remembers victims of political repressions

11:16 May. 15, 2016

Ukraine remembers victims of political repressions

Ukraine honours memory of victims of political repressions. (UNIAN Photo)

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.

Watch also Ukraine Today's Viewpoint with Roman Verytelnyk, Ukrainian professor of literature at Kyiv Mohyla Academy: 'Remembering Vasyl Stus: Ukraine's symbol against Soviet repression'

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.

Read also Russian human rights group pays tribute to victims of Soviet repressions

According to official data, at least 2.8 million Ukrainians were victims of political repression.

Read also Kremlin repeats Soviet repressions, genocide of Crimean Tatars in Crimea – MFA Ukraine

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