Wales recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians

October 26,2023 464
Wales recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainians

The Parliament of Wales recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. The country’s parliament adopted the relevant statement on October 25.

It [Russia] tried to do it [kill Ukrainians] 90 years ago. It is trying to do the same today. Unless we understand and appreciate the historical context, we do not understand the significance of what is happening today. I know the Welsh Government will continue to show unwavering solidarity with the people of Ukraine in remembering this tragedy, and will continue to stand squarely behind Ukraine in its defence of its sovereignty and its people’s rights,” said Alun Davies, a member of Senedd.

The Holodomor was a pre-planned crime committed and led by Stalin and the Soviet government against the people of Ukraine, and the Holodomor was an act of genocide, the Welsh Parliament declared. In addition, Wales will continue to support the people of Ukraine, who oppose the illegal war unleashed by Putin, the parliamentarians emphasized. In their decision, the legislators also mentioned the role of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones in drawing the attention of the world community to the brutality of the Holodomor.

“We are grateful to Senedd for recognizing the 1932–1933 Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide committed against Ukrainians. It’s a significant milestone in restoring historical justice and raising awareness about the millions of innocent victims!” the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK wrote.

The Ukrainian World Congress expresses gratitude to the Ukrainian community in Wales for its consistent public activity and efforts towards recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of Ukrainians.

Currently, the 1932-1933 Holodomor of the Ukrainian people has been recognized as genocide by about thirty countries of the world, as well as the European Parliament and PACE.