Holodomor: European Parliament recognises Soviet starvation of Ukrainians as genocide
December 15, 2022

Holodomor: European Parliament recognises Soviet starvation of Ukrainians as genocide


In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament recognised the famine inflicted by the Soviet regime on Ukraine in 1932-1933 – known as the Holodomor – as genocide. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) strongly condemn these acts, which resulted in the deaths of millions of Ukrainians, and called on all countries and organisations that have not yet done so to follow suit and recognise the Holodomor as genocide.

Parliament states that the whitewashing and glorification of the totalitarian Soviet regime and the revival of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s cult has led to Russia today being a state sponsor of terrorism. Earlier, the European Parliament recognised Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.

MEPs also condemn the horrific Russian crimes being carried out once again against the Ukrainian people, such as the targeted destruction of Ukraine’s civilian energy infrastructure during winter.

In addition, MEPs call on the EU and third countries to raise awareness about the Holodomor events and other crimes committed by the Soviet totalitarian regime. Parliament also calls on the Russian Federation, as the primary successor of the Soviet Union, to apologise for those crimes.

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