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Ukraine Honors Thousands Of Victims Of Soviets

May 20, 2007 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko led the country in a minute's silence today to commemorate an estimated 80,000-120,000 victims of the communist regime who were killed by the Soviets between 1936 and 1941.

He said at a memorial in a forest outside Kyiv that "we are coming here in order not to forget this history, and not to forget means not to repeat."

Yushchenko also announced plans for an official day of remembrance every third Sunday in May.


World War II: 60 Years On

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