The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recognised the 1932-1933 Holodomor as genocide against the Ukrainian people. The decision was supported by 73 MEPs.
“I thank PACE for recognising Stalin’s 1932–1933 Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. It is also important that PACE encouraged 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,” Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said.
As a reminder, in the Unlock Ukraine episode with Belgian MP Georges Dallemagne, Promote Ukraine founder Marta Barandiy discussed the need for a resolution of the European Parliament to recognise the Holodomor as a crime against humanity and potentially genocide.
Barandiy emphasised, “What is happening in Ukraine now is actually a repetition of the crime of genocide or crime against humanity. That is why PACE’s recognition of the 1932-1933 Holodomor is an extremely important establishment of historical truth.”
In turn, Dallemagne noted, “When Putin says that the Ukrainian nation must disappear, that the Ukrainian identity must disappear, these are indeed signs of genocide. Genocide is the intention to allow a people, a nation, to disappear and lose its identity. Deportation of children, of course, is also a very sad example of that.”
Full episode of Unlock Ukraine with Belgian MP Georges Dallemagne