The upper chamber of the Italian parliament – the Senate of the Republic – has voted to recognize Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said in a Twitter post on July 26.
“I’m grateful to the Italian Senate for recognizing the 1932-1933 Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people,” said Kuleba.
“This important step restores historical justice, honors millions of victims, and warns future generations against the crime of genocide. Grazie mille.”
Head of the President’s Office, Andriy Yermak, also commented on the decision of the Italian Senate on Telegram.
"I welcome the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide by the Italian Senate; calling things by their names is the key that will prevent the repetition of horrific crimes," Yermak wrote.
Yermak added that Ukraine is grateful to Italy for its substantial and multifaceted support in fighting against Russian aggression.
Since Russia’s full-scale invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, a number of countries recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people: the UK, Slovenia, Belgium, Ireland, Romania, Moldova, the Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, France, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, and Croatia.
The European Parliament passed a similar resolution on Dec. 15, 2022.
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