Grod says Russia’s intent to destroy Ukraine “makes negotiations impossible”

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November 28,2023 682
Grod says Russia’s intent to destroy Ukraine “makes negotiations impossible”

It is impossible to come to an agreement with Russia – it is only necessary to defeat it, the President of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), Paul Grod, stated on the air of the parliamentary TV channel Rada during the visit to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

“We must show the world this is not a matter of territory or an agreement with Russia. We will never come to an agreement with Russia until we defeat it. We cannot negotiate with Russia because it wants to destroy us. The world must understand this. And they can understand this through the lens of the Holodomor,” the UWC President said.

Global Ukrainians have to get all countries, in particular Russia, to recognize the Holodomor as genocide, Paul Grod added.

“When Russia recognizes the Holodomor as genocide, then we will be able to live peacefully with our neighbor. Until then, we will not be able to live peacefully with this aggressor. Our role is to promote this issue so that the world understands, respects and recognizes the Holodomor as genocide. This is one of our key priorities,” the UWC President said.

Paul Grod thanked 29 countries of the world that have already recognized the Holodomor as genocide. The UWC President led the UWC delegation on the visit to the Ukrainian Parliament on November 25. 

That day, Ukraine’s allies, who had acknowledged the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide against the Ukrainian population, assembled at Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada. In particular, Stephanie D’Hose, President of the Belgian Senate, Miloš Vystrčil, President of the Senate of the Czech Republic, Markéta Pekarová Adamová, President of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Jussi Halla-aho, Speaker of the Parliament of Finland, Jerry Buttimer, Chairman of the Senate of Ireland, and Michal Scherba, the President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly joined the meeting.

The UWC expressed gratitude to the representatives of Ukraine’s Parliament for their productive collaboration. Both parties agreed to intensify their efforts to encourage more countries worldwide to recognize the Holodomor as genocide.

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