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Virginia recognizes Holodomor genocide of Ukrainian nation

19 U.S. states have recognized the man-made disatser as the genocide of Ukrainians so far
08:51, 8 November 2018

Ministry of Culture of Ukraine

The American state of Virginia recognized Holodomor of 1932-1933 the genocide of the Ukrainian nation, as the press office of Ukraine’s Embassy in the U.S. reported.

'Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his totalitarian regime committed an act of genocide through the implementation of an engineered famine by confiscating the land, grain, and animals from the Ukrainian people,' the message says.

Related: Memorial of Holodomor victims opened in Toronto

The document also establishes honoring of the 85th anniversary of Holodomor in the state.

The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations adopted a resolution, in which Holodomor of 1932-1933 is recognized a genocide of the Ukrainian nation.

Last month, a memorial of victims of the 1933 Holodomor in Ukraine appeared in Toronto. 'For many years, while the memory of Holodomor was concealed, Canada's Ukrainian community has been keeping it and managed to get it back to Ukraine. It is an extremely important contribution, and I'm especially thankful to the elderly members of our community who kept this memory,' Canada's Foreign Minister Christine Freeland said.

Related: Utah recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainian people

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