Slovenia recognizes Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people
The Holodomor of 1932-1933 is recognized by many countries as genocide of Ukrainians by the Stalinist regime (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)
The Slovenian parliament has passed a declaration recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people, Slovenian newspaper Večer reported on May 23.
According to the report, the declaration was supported by all parliamentary parties except for the left – 67 votes in favor and 8 against. The leader of the parliamentary group of social democrats, Jani Prednik, stated that Holodomor was one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes and crimes against humanity in the 20th century.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude on Twitter: “Grateful to the Slovenian parliamentarians for adopting a declaration honoring the memory of millions of victims of the Holodomor genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933.”
“The international coalition of countries committed to historical justice continues to grow. Together – towards truth and responsibility!” the president added.
On May 17, the upper house of the French parliament – the Senate – recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
In March, France’s National Assembly passed a similar resolution, recognizing the Soviet-engineered famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as genocide.
The resolution stated that several agricultural regions of the USSR, including Kazakhstan, the North Caucasus, and Ukraine, experienced a famine in the years 1930-1933, which led to the deaths of 7-8 million people.
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