On Thursday, the Croatian government expressed support for the parliamentary initiative to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
HRT reports this.
As Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced at a government meeting, "We support the initiative launched by groups of the Croatian parliament".
State Secretary of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zdenko Lucic said that the parliamentary initiative provides for the recognition of the Holodomor as a crime of genocide against the Ukrainian people.
It is currently unclear when the Croatian parliament will consider the relevant declaration.
The Holodomor was a famine artificially created by the Stalinist repressive regime in 1932-1933 during the heyday of collectivization, i.e., the forced confiscation of private property and the organization of collective farms.
As a result of those events, an estimated four to six million Ukrainians, mostly in rural areas, died from a lack of food.
Author - Olena Madiak, 15/06/2023