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Number of Ukrainians who recognize Holodomor as genocide increase in 2017, - poll
14:22, 20 November 2017
Number of Ukrainians who recognize Holodomor as genocide increase in 2017, - poll

However, the number is smaller than in 2015

14:22, 20 November 2017

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In Ukraine, the number of those who recognize Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people has increased. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted by the Sociological Group “Rating", the press-service of the organization reports.

According to the results, the majority of the respondents (77%) agreed with the statement that the Holodomor of 1932-1933 was a genocide of the Ukrainian people, 13% disagreed, and 11% could not state any variant.

It is noted that compared to last year the number of people who agree with this increased (from 72% to 77%), but at the same time it is less than in 2015 (80%). In addition, the poll showed that the opinion on the Holodomor is shared by the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants of Western Ukraine (91%), Central Ukraine (84%), two thirds of the southern region (65%) and more than half of eastern Ukraine (56%).

The poll was held on September 20-29, 2017. Two thousand respondents aged 18 and above were questioned. Experts have used the method of formalized interviews. Error in the representativeness of the research is no more than 2.2%.

Related: Time for U.S. to officially recognize Holodomor genocide of Ukrainians, - Chaly

The Holodomor in Ukraine was organized by the leadership of the Bolsheviks’ Party and the USSR government in 1932-1933 by creating artificial mass famine. This has led to multi-million losses among Ukrainian people, especially in rural areas, on the territory of Ukraine.

This policy was designed to suppress the national liberation movement.

As it was reported earlier the events dedicated to the Day of Remembrance for the victims of the famine will take place in Kyiv on November 25-26 as the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration reported. The events will be held at Maidan Nezalezhnosti and Khreshchatyk Street.

The Day of Remembrance for the victims of the famine is the yearly national memorable day in Ukraine that occurs the fourth Saturday of November. It was established by a decree of Leonid Kuchma, the former president of Ukraine on November 26, 1998, as ‘Day of Remembrance of Holodomor Victims’.

Related: US Department of State commemorates 84th anniversary of Holodomor

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