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Draft resolution on recognition of Holodomor as genocide presented in U.S. Congress

According to the Embassy, 11 American states recognized Holodomor as a genocide
10:07, 9 June 2018

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A resolution which recognizes Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian nation was presented at the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress, as the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reports.

A group of congressmen from the Democratic and Republican parties lead by the co-chairmen of the friendship with Ukraine group in the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress – Sander Levin, Marcy Kaptur, Patrick Fitzpatrick and Andy Harrison presented the draft resolution dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine.

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The document is a reflecting version of the resolution presented in the Senate in March this year. The document says that the events of 1932-1933 in Ukraine were a prepared action of Stalin’s totalitarian regime aimed against Ukrainians and was a genocide.

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In particular, the documents comprises the recognition of the conclusions of the U.S. Commission on Holodomor in Ukraine (as of April 22, 1988) that “Stalin and his surrounding committed genocide against Ukrainians in 1932-1933”.

The draft resolution condemns the constant violation of human rights, including the right for self-determination and liberty of speech, committed by the Soviet Government against the Ukrainian nation.

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Deepest condolences to the victims of Holodomor and to their families are expressed. The resolutions also calls for spreading the information to raise awareness of the artificial nature of this tragedy in the world.

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