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UK expects court judgment to recognize Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide
21:03, 8 November 2017
UK expects court judgment to recognize Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide

Ambassador of Ukraine expressed disappointment on the attitude of the UK government

21:03, 8 November 2017

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The government of the United Kingdom thinks that the term ‘genocide’ concerning the Holodomor in Ukraine firstly should be confirmed by the court. It is claimed at the statement of the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK at Facebook.

‘Natalia Galibarenko, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK noted after the debates that took place on November 7 that she joins the British parliamentarians that expressed their disappointment on the current attitude of the UK government that is not ready to recognize the Holodomor as genocide referring to the court judgment’, the message said.

Related: US Congress submits draft resolution on Holodomor in Ukraine

Alistair Burt, the Minister of State for International Development explained that the term ‘genocide’ is the law-term that determines the crime and it should be established in the result of the legal proceeding.

The official noted that the multimillion victims of the Stalin’s regime in Ukraine are the consequence of the crime of the Soviet government that is condemned by the UK and the government of the UK is ready to use the term ‘genocide’ if any British court will judge so.

Related: Kyiv city hall approves measures for honoring 1933 Holodomor victims

Pauline Latham, the MP that initiated the debates expressed the disappointment due to the fact that the government is not ready to find the way to officially recognize the Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine as the genocide as 17 countries including Australia, the US and Canada already did.

Related: Ukrainian diaspora in Canada to put up a memorial to Holodomor victims in Ontario

Earlier it was reported that the Senate of the Washington state adopted the resolution on the commemoration of the victims of the Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine at the end of spring 2017.

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