A dozen of states at the level of parliaments recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the genocide of the Ukrainian people. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during a speech after a prayer for the memory of the victims of this tragedy, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
"This year, the Senate of the US Congress recognized the Holodomor as genocide. In total, a dozen and a half states at the level of parliaments qualified the famine of 1932-1933 as genocide," he noted.
In particular, the Holodomor was recognized as a state-level genocide by Estonia, Australia, Canada, Hungary, Lithuania, Georgia, Poland, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Latvia, Portugal, and the Vatican.
We recall that Ukraine recognized the Holodomor as genocide by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada in 2006.
At the same time, Poroshenko stressed that the historical responsibility for the Holodomor in Ukraine lies with the Russian Federation as the successor of the USSR, and this crime has no statute of limitations.
The President promised that there would be no more Holodomor, Great Terror or Russification on the Ukrainian soil.
‘This month we join Ukrainians around the world in marking the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor, when millions of innocent Ukrainians were deliberately starved to death by the regime of Josef Stalin. The Soviet Union’s barbaric seizure of Ukrainian land and crops was undertaken with the deliberate political goal of subjugating the Ukrainian people and nation. This catastrophic man-made famine was one of the most atrocious acts of the twentieth century and a brutal reminder of the crimes of communism,’ reads the message.