PACE recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians

October 13,2023 1447
PACE recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. The decision was adopted with 73 votes in favor and one against. The resolution also expresses support for Ukraine and its victory in the war with Russia.

“PACE today condemned Russia’s ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine, stressing the importance of upholding Council of Europe standards and calling for “a united front to stop the aggression and win a peace which is comprehensive, just and lasting, ensuring that the rule of law prevails over the rule of force,” the PACE said.

The President of Ukraine thanked the European parliamentarians for the decision. “Restoring historical justice and paying tribute to Holodomor victims sends a message that justice is inevitable for all past and present Moscow’s crimes,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine also reacted to the PACE decision to recognize the Stalinist Holodomor of 1932-1933 as an act of genocide. “It is important that PACE also called on all parliaments of the Council of Europe member states and other parliaments to follow suit. This is a morally, historically, and politically right thing to do,” said Dmytro Kuleba. 

The Ukrainian World Congress expresses gratitude to Ukrainian communities abroad for their consistent public engagement and efforts contributing to recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of Ukrainians.

As of today, the Holodomor of 1932-1933 of the Ukrainian people has been recognized as genocide by about thirty countries, as well as by the European Parliament. In July, the Italian Senate adopted the decision.