EP recognizes the Holodomor as genocide

December 15,2022 693
EP recognizes the Holodomor as genocide

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the “famine inflicted by the Soviet regime on Ukraine in 1932-1933 – known as the Holodomor – as genocide,” according to a press release on the EP website.

Members of the European Parliament “strongly condemn these acts, which resulted in the deaths of millions of Ukrainians, and call on all countries and organizations that have not yet done so to follow suit and recognize it as genocide,” the press release reads.

The resolution, which will be available here, was adopted by 507 votes in favor, 12 against with 17 abstentions.

MEPs also deplore that, 90 years after the Holodomor, Russia is again committing horrific crimes in Ukraine.

“Parliament states that the whitewashing and glorification of the totalitarian Soviet regime and the revival of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s cult has led to Russia being today a state sponsor of terrorism. MEPs also condemn the horrific Russian crimes being carried out once again against the Ukrainian people, such as the targeted destruction of Ukraine’s civilian energy infrastructure during winter,” according to the press release.

In a Facebook post, the Ukrainian World Congress thanked the MEPs, friends of Ukraine, and everyone who “brought this milestone closer.”

“We appeal to our communities – we must continue the fight! We believe that in the near future, all European countries will make the same decisions at the national level,” the post reads. “Behind us are the voices of millions who have been killed by artificial hunger, and they demand historical justice.”