The UK Parliament unanimously supported recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
“[By voting to recognize the Holodomor as genocide], we can send a clear message to Putin, and to the world, that the UK Parliament stands with Ukraine and that war crimes, either historical or current, will not be tolerated,” MP Pauline Latham, who tabled the relevant motion to the House of Commons, stated.
Latham emphasized that the famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine was artificially created by the forced seizure of crops from Ukrainian farmers. Currently, Russia also uses grain terror by destroying Ukraine’s agricultural industry and stealing grain from the occupied territories, the deputy added.
“Through his illegal war and propaganda, we have seen Putin try again to stop Ukraine feeding the world, which has caused hunger in other countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, by obstructing grain exports. Of course, he then blamed Ukraine for people not getting the food they need,” Latham said.
British parliamentarians expressed their belief that recognizing the Holodomor would be a manifestation of solidarity with the Ukrainian people. In addition, it will once again remind Russia of the impossibility of using hunger as a means of waging war.
On May 23, the Parliament of Slovenia adopted a declaration recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-33 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.