“This month we remember and honor the millions of Ukrainians who were starved to death in the early 1930s as a result of the brutal Soviet-era policies under Stalin. The barbaric seizure of Ukrainian land and crops leading to the Holodomor, or “death by hunger,” was one of the most atrocious acts of the twentieth century and turned Europe’s breadbasket into a land of immense human suffering,” the statement reads.
It goes on to condemn the efforts to undermine the tragedy and its terrible consequences.
“The United States stands with the people of Ukraine as we commemorate this Soviet-manufactured tragedy and condemn efforts to deny it as a historical fact. We also reaffirm our commitment to a secure and prosperous Ukraine, free from external aggression and occupation, and able to choose its own future”.
In spring 2017, Washington State Senate adopted the resolution stating that Holodomor was a genocide committed by Joseph Stalin and the Soviet regime against the people of Ukraine.