Governor of the State of Wisconsin Scott Walker signed the proclamation recognizing Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainian people, the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA informed.
“Embassy of Ukraine in the U.S. expresses its gratitude to the U.S. States's authorities for support and restoration of historical justice in the memory of those Ukrainians who lost their lives during that tragedy caused by the Soviet regime,” the Embassy wrote.
So far, seven States recognized Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians: Washington, Wisconsin, Oregon, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
Holodomor was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed an officially estimated 7 million to 10 million people. It is emphasized that there was no natural reason for the starvation.
During the Holodomor, millions of inhabitants of Ukraine, the majority of whom were ethnic Ukrainians, died of starvation in a peacetime catastrophe unprecedented in the history of Ukraine. Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by Ukraine and 15 other countries as a genocide of the Ukrainian people carried out by the Soviet government.