President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged to adopt the declaration on the recognition of Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainians during his speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.
"I would like us to emphasize the anniversary of this tragic event by the adoption of the proper declaration," Poroshenko.
Due to the fact that more than 850 million people are starving, Ukraine welcomes the initiatives on the decrease of starvation in the world: "My country cannot be outside because we can help in the solution of the problem."
The president reminded that Ukraine like nobody else faced the starvation as more than 70 years ago one of the worst tragedies of humanity, Holodomor, took place and it claims lives of more than 7 million of Ukrainians.
The Holodomor lasted for 17 months – from April 1932 to November 1933. The researchers have not defined the number of victims yet. They name the numbers from 1,8 million to 10 million. Most of the experts believe that the number of victims is from 3 to 3,5 million.
Many countries, including some states in the U.S. and governments of particular cities recognized Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the act of genocide of the Ukrainian nation.