Monday, April 9, 2018

Another US State recognizes the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide

On Thursday, March 29, the US state of Massachusetts announced through its Ukrainian Embassy the state’s decision to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

“Another American state joined the recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as a genocide against the Ukrainian people,” Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker stated in a corresponding proclamation.

Currently, the Holodomor in Ukraine is recognized as genocide in the US states of Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and now Massachusetts.

In a recent work-related visit to Vienna, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the Austrian parliament to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

The Holodomor was a man-made famine of Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s that claimed the lives of millions of Ukrainians.

In November 2015, the Ukrainian Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences released data showing that Ukraine lost 3.9 million or 13 percent of its entire population due to high mortality rate in 1932-1934 as a result of Holodomor (famine).

Source: https://uawire.org/another-us-state-recognizes-the-holodomor-in-ukraine-as-genocide