The European Parliament recognized the Holodomor caused by the Soviet regime in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide. The relevant resolution was adopted on December 15.
Source: European Parliament.
“Members of the European Parliament strongly condemn these actions that led to the death of millions of Ukrainians and call on all countries and organizations that have not yet done so to follow their example and recognize it as genocide,” – the statement reads.
The resolution emphasizes that the whitewashing and glorification of the totalitarian Soviet regime and the revival of the cult of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin led to Russia today being a state sponsor of terrorism.
MEPs also condemn current horrendous Russian crimes that are again committed against the Ukrainian people, such as the deliberate destruction of Ukraine’s civilian energy infrastructure in winter.
The resolution accuses the current Russian regime of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, seeking to eliminate Ukraine as a nation-state and destroy the identity and culture of its people.
The European Parliament also condemns that the ongoing Russia’s war has created a global food crisis, with Russia killing and looting Ukrainian granaries and continuing to obstruct Ukrainian grain exports to the world’s poorest countries.
In addition, MEPs want the EU and third countries to raise awareness about the Holodomor and other crimes committed by the Soviet totalitarian regime.
Condemning the current Russian regime for manipulating historical memory for its survival, the Parliament calls on the Russian Federation, as the main successor of the Soviet Union, to apologize for these crimes.
547 votes adopted the resolution in favor, 12 – against, and 17 – abstentions.
On December 14, the Czech Senate recognized the Holodomor as a genocide of Ukrainians.
On November 24, the Upper House of the Irish Parliament and the Moldovan Parliament recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people, and the Romanian Parliament recognized the Holodomor as a crime against humanity and the Ukrainian people.
On November 30, the German Bundestag also voted for a resolution recognizing the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. In previous years, the German Foreign Ministry opposed the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide.
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