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Holodomor-90: UWC calls for parliamentary hearings around the world

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November 16,2023 685
Holodomor-90: UWC calls for parliamentary hearings around the world

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) urges global Ukrainian communities to appeal to their governments to hold special parliamentary sessions or committee hearings to mark the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor genocide. This initiative aims to honor the millions of victims who suffered under the oppressive Stalinist regime. Additionally, the UWC encourages non-governmental organizations and activists from nations that haven’t acknowledged the Holodomor as genocide to appeal to their respective governments via formal letters and participate in a worldwide campaign commemorating the 90th anniversary of this tragedy perpetrated by the Stalinist regime.

As Stalin feared that Ukrainians could bring down the Soviet empire, Putin today fears that Ukraine’s success as an independent democracy that respects the freedom and dignity of its people will bring down his own regime, a murderous autocratic kleptocracy. In fact, Putin’s regime, as did Stalin’s, cynically denies the very existence of the Ukrainian nation and attempts to eliminate Ukrainian national identity through terrible war crimes, mass deportations, forcible transfer of Ukrainian children, and brutal assimilation in the Russian-occupied territories.  

Russia’s unilateral decision to suspend the Black Sea Grain Initiative and its blockade of Ukrainian seaports, which led to the disruption of global food supply chains, also clearly show that after 90 years, Moscow is once again weaponizing food and starvation,” read the appeal letters that the UWC proposes to send to the addresses of the governments of countries that have not yet recognized the Holodomor as genocide.

UWC thanks Ukraine’s partners for their systematic and unwavering support. In particular, to the governments that recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of Ukrainians. At the same time, the UWC calls on other countries to join the initiative to establish justice. 

We call upon countries to hold a special ceremonial parliamentary session or parliamentary committee hearings to honor the memory of those murdered by the horrendous Soviet regime. 

A letter to countries that have already recognized the Holodomor as genocide, with a call to hold a special ceremonial parliamentary session or parliamentary committee hearings for the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor genocide, can be found at the link. A letter for countries that have not yet recognized the Holodomor as genocide, with a call to make a decision, can be found at the link.

In addition, UWC calls on Ukrainian communities to join the global information campaign #Holodomor90 and the online #ShineALight – Light a candle. Take a pledge! The necessary materials can be found at the link.

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