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France recognizes the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people

Mar 29, 2023

On Tuesday, the French National Assembly, which is the lower house of the French parliament, adopted a resolution by a majority of 168 votes recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.

This was reported by Yevropeiska Pravda.

As emphasized in the resolution, the Holodomor was an artificially caused famine, which was distinguished by its scale compared to other regions of the Soviet Union, and took the lives of about four million Ukrainians, mostly peasants.

"This resolution is aimed at recognizing this forced famine of the Ukrainian population as genocide by the French authorities, as well as at condemning the actions committed, which were characterized by extermination and massive violations of human rights and freedoms," the document says.

The resolution, initiated by a group of deputies led by Anne Genet of the presidential party "Renaissance", was supported by 168 members of the French National Assembly against two.

Author - Olena Madiak, 29/03/2023

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