Germany to pass milestone Holodomor resolution next week, says Ukraine’s FM

25 November 2022, 03:44 PM
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Flag of Germany (Photo:tvjoern / pixabay)

All democratic German political parties have agreed on a milestone joint Holodomor resolution to be passed next week, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter on Nov. 25.

“Decided: The Bundestag sees it as a genocide,” he tweeted.

Kuleba also thanked Germany for honoring the Ukrainian people.

The Holodomor was Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s artificial famine of 1932-1933, in which millions of Ukrainians starved to death.

In the wake of Russia’s full-scale invasion and war of Ukraine, which has also seen actions by Kremlin forces that could fall under the internationally recognized definition of genocide, several countries have acknowledged the Holodomor as genocide.

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The parliament of Romania and the United Transitional Cabinet, an alternative government of Belarus, on Nov. 24 also recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

The upper house of the parliament of Ireland and the parliament of Moldova also passed the relevant decision.

In April 2022, the parliament of the Czech Republic unanimously recognised the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Before that, 15 countries together with Ukraine had recognized the Holodomor artificial famine as an act of genocide against Ukrainian people.

Ukraine commemorates the victims of the Holodomor on the fourth Saturday of November.

Ukraine went through three great famines in the 20th century: 1921-1922,1932-1933 and 1946-1947, with 1932-1933 being the worst. The number of victims is estimated at from seven million to 10 million, according to different sources.

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