PACE recognised the Holodomor as a genocide of Ukrainian people

On October 12, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution recognising the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.

PACE adopted two resolutions at once – to support Ukraine and to recognise the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. Ukrinform reports that both were adopted by an absolute majority of votes (70 in favour, 1 against and 73 in favour, 1 against).

Read more about the Holodomor genocide in our article: The Holodomor, a genocide in 1930ss, and Russia’s attempt to genocide Ukrainians now

PACE also condemned Russia’s ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine, stressing the importance of upholding Council of Europe standards and calling for “a united front to stop the aggression and win a peace which is comprehensive, just and lasting, ensuring that the rule of law prevails over the rule of force.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the PACE on social media.

“I am grateful to the PACE for recognising the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. Restoring historical justice and honouring the memory of the Holodomor victims sends a clear message: a fair punishment for all past and present crimes of Moscow is inevitable,” he wrote.

The Parliamentary Assembly also decided to maintain dialogue and co-operation with democratic opposition forces in Russia and Belarus “which respect Council of Europe values, support the victory of Ukraine, respect the territorial integrity of Council of Europe member States and publicly condemn Russian aggression.”

Other countries that have recognised the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people include Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, France, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Estonia, Ireland, Italy, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, the United States, the Czech Republic, Iceland, Slovakia, the European Parliament and the Baltic Assembly.

The European Parliament recognised the Holodomor caused by the Soviet regime in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide. The relevant resolution was adopted on December 15, 2022. The resolution emphasises 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.

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