Ukraine's Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk urged the Bundestag to recognize Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainians as Lb.ua reported.
“We urge the lawmakers of the Bundestag, from the coalition factions and from the opposition, to highly responsibly and prudently approach the consideration of the recognition of Holodomor. This consideration, obviously, will take not a week, not a month,” the ambassador said.
He noted that the decision on Holodomor will be made not by the government by the Bundestag and the parliamentary hearings on this issue are the “great diplomatic victory”.
The petition for recognition of 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine as the genocide appeared on the Bundestag website in May 2019 and gained over 56.000 signatures.
On October 21, the document was discussed at the open session of the Bundestag’s petition committee consisting of 28 MPs from different factions.
Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth stated that the petition should be declined as the artificial famine created by Kremlin also led to other victims in Russia.
One of the petition committee’s members Arnold Vaatz reported that the Bundestag will make the decision concerning the petition until the end of 2019.
As it was reported earlier, the House of Representatives of U.S. Congress recognized the 1933 Holodomor the act of genocide of Ukrainians. The document contains the recognition of conclusions of the U.S. Governmental Commission for the Famine in Ukraine, stipulating that 'Stalin and his sidekicks committed genocide against Ukrainians'.