The Great Famine-Genocide in Soviet Ukraine (Holodomor)

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UKRAINE TO ASK UNITED NATIONS TO DECLARE 1932-1933
FAMINE AN ACT OF GENOCIDE
  

Ukrainian News, Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 24, 2003

 

Organization to declare the famine that occurred in Ukraine during the 1932-1933 period as an act of genocide.

Markiian Lubkivskyi, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Ministry's press service, announced this to journalists.

We are presently holding the relevant bilateral consultations with other countries in order to draft the relevant resolution, which is planned to be presented for consideration at the fifty-eighth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization," Lubkivskyi said.

He noted that the session will open in New York in September.

He also noted that the Ukrainian parliament has held two special sessions on the 1932-1933 famine.

"The recommendations of the Ukrainian parliament include that the Foreign Ministry hold international events aimed at securing recognition of the famine in Ukraine as an act of political genocide against the Ukrainian people," Lubkivskyi said.

Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Affairs Minister Askar Aitmatov said on Monday that Kyrgyzstan would support such a United Nations Organization resolution.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Ukrainian parliament declared the 1932-1933 famine as an act of genocide in mid-May.

According to various estimates, between 3 million and 7 million people died as a result of the famine.


Ukrainian News Agency, Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 24, 2003
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