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US recognizes 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine as mass murder
October 22, 2003
Glavred

Posted by HW on August 23, 2019

Resolution
The US House of Representatives has adopted a resolution recognizing the 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine as an act of mass murder, according to Ukrainian News.

Deliberate act of terror
"This man-made famine was designed and implemented by the Soviet regime as a deliberate act of terror and mass murder against the Ukrainian people," the resolution states. Moreover, in line with the resolution, the decision of the Ukrainian government and the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) to give official recognition to the famine and its victims, as well as their efforts to secure greater international awareness and understanding of the famine, should be supported.

National identity
"The official recognition of the famine by the government of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada represents a significant step in the reestablishment of Ukraine's national identity, elimination of the legacy of the Soviet dictatorship, and progress in establising a democratic and free Ukraine fully integrated into the Western community of nations," the resolution further states.

Genocide
According to earlier reports, the Ukrainian parliament declared the 1932-1933 famine as an act of genocide in mid-May. The parliaments of Canada and Argentina have also condemned the famine. The US Senate intends to recognize the famine as an act of genocide soon.

Russian objections
However, Russia, assignee of the Soviet Union, refuses to acknowledge the famine as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people pretending that the soviet regime annihilated millions of people regardless of their nationality. Between 3 million and 7 million Ukrainians died as a result of artificially-created famine in 1932-1933.
 
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