Ukraine seeks UN recognition of 1932-33 Famine Genocide
Ukraine plans to prepare a document towards 2007 that the United Nations
will adopt, which will recognize the Famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as
an act of genocide.
Ukraine's Permanent Representative at the UN, Valerii Kuchynskyi,
disclosed this to journalists while responding to a question of
Ukrainian News. In his words, Ukraine is preparing such document and
would like for it to be adopted by the 75th anniversary of the Famine.
As Ukrainian News reported previously, the Hungarian National Assembly
(parliament) passed a resolution in 2003, in which it recognized the
Famine in 1932-1933 in Ukraine as something that was planned in advance
and orchestrated by the Stalinist Soviet system.
Twenty-five UN member states had earlier prepared a joint statement, in
which they referred to the Famine in Ukraine as the result of the policy
of a totalitarian regime.
The Australian Senate (upper chamber of parliament) passed a resolution
in late October 2003, in which it recognized the Famine as one of the
manifestations of genocide in human history.
Prior to this, the House of Representatives of the US Congress (lower
chamber of parliament) declared the Famine as mass murder.
Earlier, the parliaments of Canada and Argentina had condemned the
Famine. The Verkhovna Rada declared the Famine in 2003 as an act of
genocide. According to various estimates, from 3 to 7 million people
died as a result.