‘On October 10, in Salt Lake City in the presence of the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly and Honorary Consul of Ukraine to the State of Utah Jonathan Friedman, the Governor of the State of Utah Harry Herbert signed the Declaration of honor to the memory of the victims of the Holodomor-genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine,’ reads the message.
It is noted that Valeriy Chaly and Harry Herbert focused on the issue of increasing trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and the State of Utah.
Reportedly, The Senate of the U.S. has recognized the Holodomor 1932-1933 as the genocide of the Ukrainian people.
It is noted that the Senate included the conclusion of the government commission of the U.S. on the famine in Ukraine dated April 22, 1988, to the document. It states that "Stalin and his environment committed genocide against the Ukrainians."
Thus, the resolution condemns the systematic violations of the human rights, including the rights for the self-determination and freedom of speech committed by the Soviet government against the Ukrainian people, expresses the condolences to the victims and their families as well as contains the urge to spread the information to raise awareness in the world about the artificial nature of this tragedy.
Earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the UN to recognize Holodomor as genocide during his speech at the UNGA.
The Holodomor lasted for 17 months – from April 1932 to November 1933. The researchers have not defined the number of victims yet. They name the numbers from 1,8 million to 10 million. Most of the experts believe that the number of victims is from 3 to 3,5 million.
Many countries, including some states in the U.S. and governments of particular cities, recognized Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the act of genocide of the Ukrainian nation.