The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

  back    
MOSCOW REJECTS PLEAS FOR COMPENSATION FOR
UKRAINE's VICTIMS OF STALINISM
  

Interfax news agency, Moscow
Published by BBC Monitoring Service
United Kingdom
November 29, 2002

 

Moscow, 29 November: The Russian Foreign Ministry regards demands [not stated by whom] that Russia pay compensation to Ukrainians who fell victim to the 1932-1933 famine and Stalin-time purges as "not constructive".

"Attempts to use the tragic facts of our common history in present-day Russian-Ukrainian relations, which we are successfully building and developing in the spirit of neighbourliness and strategic partnership, are counterproductive, politically motivated and even harmful," the ministry information department said.

"One can hardly say who suffered more from the totalitarian regime or who suffered less. Everyone suffered," diplomats stressed.


BBC Monitoring: Source: Interfax news agency, Moscow, in English
 
 

  back