UKRAINIANS in Bradford will lay wreaths and candles in a memorial service marking the Holodomor famine. 

The famine, which is widely agreed to be man-made, resulted in the death of millions of Ukrainians between 1932 and 1933.

In July, the House of Commons voted to recognise the Holodomor as a genocide, with MPs arguing it was a purposeful attempt by the Soviet government to kill Ukrainians.

The Ukrainian community around the world marks the anniversary on the fourth Saturday of November every year.

There will be a commemoration today at 10 am by the Holodomor plaque in Memorial Gardens, Norfolk Gardens, near Bradford City Hall.

Guests will be joined by the Lord and Lady Mayoress.

The Holodomor plaque was unveiled 10 years ago in 2013.

The Ukrainian community in Bradford has since established a Campaign of HOPE – Help Other People Eat - in memory of the victims of the 1932-33 Holodomor. 

By making regular donations to food banks across Bradford district, the community hopes to keep the victims' memory alive.