Belgium recognizes the Holodomor as a genocide

March 10,2023 801
Belgium recognizes the Holodomor as a genocide

On Thursday, the Belgian federal parliament’s Chamber of Representatives adopted a resolution recognizing the 1932-33 famine in Ukrainian, known as the Holodomor and caused by the Stalin regime, as genocide, 7 sur 7 reported. The text received nearly unanimous support – except for the radical left PTB-PVDA faction, which abstained.

“This text comes to repair a silence, an oversight,” underlined Georges Dallemagne, one of the MPs who initiated the resolution adoption. According to him, the genocidal character of this famine, still little known until recently, has been established since 1953 by the Polish jurist Rafaël Lemkin. “It is the omerta around these crimes that allows Putin’s crimes today,” added Dallemagne, who has recently visited Ukraine on a humanitarian mission.

“Historic vote in the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium: one more state has recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide against the Ukrainian people,” President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reacted on Twitter. “I thank Belgium for this decision, which is important for every Ukrainian, for this step, which is today deeply symbolic.”

Says Stefan Romaniw, UWC First Vice President and Co-Chair of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organizations:

The Ukrainian World Congress welcomes Belgium’s Federal Parliament Chamber of Representatives in its significant adoption of a resolution recognizing the 1932-33 Holodomor as a genocide.

This is a significant step in European politics and should be applauded. Millions perished and died of starvation due to Stalin’s genocidal policies.

As we approach the 90th Anniversary of the Holodomor, the modern-day genocide of the Ukrainian Nation continues with Putin’s genocidal attacks on Ukraine.

Then and now

There are many parallels between now and then – namely, the process of eradicating a nation.

Stalin did not do it then, and then Putin will not do it now. They will never eradicate the burning passion of the Ukrainian nation to resist and grow.

Belgium can now lead the way for other European countries.

Recently we saw Germany pass a similar resolution. The UWC calls on governments who have not done so to pass similar resolutions and applauds those governments that have

At that time, no International Criminal Court was investigating the murder of millions. In this modern day, there is an ICC and Russia, and Putin should be tried as war criminals.

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