Belgium recognizes 1932-33 Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainian people
Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the decision of the Belgian parliament historic (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
Belgium’s Chamber of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the 1932-33 Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people, Belgian broadcaster RTBF reported on March 9.
The Belgium’s Workers’ Party abstained from the vote.
Belgium’s parliamentarians honored the memory of Holodomor victims and condemned the “manipulation of historical memory by the Russian regime, whose goal is to ensure its own survival.”
Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelenskyy thanked Belgium on their important decision, calling it a “deeply symbolic step today.”
“Belgium’s recognition of the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people is crucial in restoring historical justice, especially now during Russia’s genocidal war against Ukraine,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter on March 10.
On Dec. 15, 2022, the European Parliament recognized Soviet starvation of Ukrainians in 1932-1933 as genocide.
2022 marked 90 years since the Soviet authorities imposed an artificial famine in Ukraine through the brutal confiscation of grain and other foods, starving millions of Ukrainian to death.
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