UK Parliament recognizes Holodomor as Genocide of Ukrainian people
The House of Commons unanimously passed a decision to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide (Photo:Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Facebook)
The House of Commons has adopted a resolution recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide against the Ukrainian people, head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, said in a Telegram post on May 25.
“The Parliament of the United Kingdom has adopted a resolution recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide against the Ukrainian people,” said Yermak.
“Thank you. Historical justice is key to understanding who and what represents true evil.”
As reported by the Ukrainian Pravda, the House of Commons unanimously voted for the resolution.
Conservative MP Pauline Latham who tabled the motion, stressed that the famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s was man-made, resulting from the forced seizure of crops from Ukrainian peasants.
She also drew parallels with current events, where Russia is seizing Ukrainian grain in occupied Ukrainian territories.
“That's why we have to assure the Ukrainian authorities and international order that the United Kingdom – at least the UK Parliament – will not turn a blind eye to war crimes and crimes against humanity,” Latham stated.
2022 marks 90 years since 1932, when the Soviet regime deliberately began to confiscate grain and other foodstuffs from the residents of Ukraine, which led to the Holodomor famine – one of the greatest tragedies in Ukrainian history. Both in Ukraine and in many other countries, the Holodomor of 1932-1933 was subsequently recognized as a genocide against Ukrainians by Stalin’s regime.
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