Ukrainian News, Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, August 27, 2003
KYIV.......Ukraine has no intention to demand that Russia as a successor
of USSR bring apologies for the famine in 1932-1933, Ukrainian Foreign
Minister Anatolii Zlenko told journalists.
"We do not want to put more strain on our relations and to shift the
responsibility or to raise the question about apology," he said.
Zlenko added that Ukraine and Russian are now having consultations on
the famine. "Russia is ready to discuss this problem at scientific seminars
and conferences," the minister said.
The Ukraine's position is that the 1932-1933 famine be acknowledged
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, Russia stated intention to bring no
apology to Ukraine for the famine in 1932-1933.
The Verkhovna Rada in the middle of May declared the 1932-1933
famine as an act of genocide.
Ukraine is presently drafting a resolution to claim that the UN acknowledge
the famine as an act of genocide against Ukrainian people.
Based on various estimates, from 3 to 7 million people died as a result of
the famine in 1932-1933.
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