Parliament calls on democratic world to recognize Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians
"Today, Ukraine has once again become victim of Stalin's followers."
The Verkhovna Rada calls on the democratic states to recognize the Holodomor, the man-made famine of 1932-1933, as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.
The draft resolution №3525 was backed by 233 legislators at 226 minimum required.
"The criminal communist totalitarian regime by the confiscation of foodstuffs, the blockade of settlements, the prohibition to leave the areas hit by famine, and repressions has created conditions aimed to physically exterminate Ukrainian people," reads the resolution.
The Verkhovna Rada stresses that such a policy is a crime against humanity, according to the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted in 1948.
"Today, Ukraine has once again become a victim of aggression of Stalin's followers in the Kremlin. Ukraine is withstanding not only the aggression in the east, but also a massive invasion of the information, based on lies. The aggressor is once again building a wall of propaganda to hide its crimes," reads the resolution adopted by Ukrainian legislature.
President Petro Poroshenko has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to invigorate work on the international recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.