The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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UKRAINE BELIEVES IT INAPPROPRIATE TO DEMAND APOLOGY FROM RUSSIA FOR 1932-1933 FAMINE
  

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 worldwide.

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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