On Thursday, the lower house of the British Parliament, the House of Commons, unanimously decided to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
This is reported by the European Truth.
Conservative Party MP Pauline Latham, who presented the relevant resolution in the House of Commons, stressed that the famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s was artificial, caused by the forced confiscation of crops from Ukrainian peasants.
She also drew parallels with the current events, when Russia is stealing Ukrainian grain from the occupied Ukrainian territories.
"That is why we must reassure the Ukrainian authorities and the international legal order that the UK - at least the British Parliament - will not ignore war crimes and crimes against humanity," said Latham.
Other MPs who spoke in support of the decision called the need to recognize the Holodomor as genocide an expression of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and a signal that famine cannot be used as a means of warfare.
In total, the Holodomor has already been recognized as genocide of the Ukrainian people by the parliaments of almost three dozen countries, including Europe.
Author - Olena Madiak, 26/05/2023