On November 26, 2022, Ukraine and the world will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor tragedy (1932-1933) – the genocide of the Ukrainian people, during which the Soviet totalitarian regime led by Joseph Stalin deliberately starved millions of Ukrainians to death.
In this regard, on November 16, 2022, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted a Resolution “On the Appeal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the International Organizations and Parliaments of the World’s States on the Recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as Genocide of the Ukrainian People” (see unofficial translation in pdf format) .
The Holodomor has been recognized as an act of genocide by the parliaments of 16 UN member states, namely: Estonia, Australia, Canada, Hungary, Lithuania, Georgia, Poland, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Latvia, Portugal, USA, the Czech Republic. Finland is not yet among those states.
Ukrainian Association in Finland follows the open appeals of the Parliament of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and calls on the Parliament of Finland to support Ukraine today by recognizing the Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainian people.
Recognition of Holodomor as the genocide is of crucial importance especially now when Russia is committing yet another genocide against Ukrainians. As before, the aggressor is using any methods available to cover up its crimes. Today as many years ago Ukraine needs the world to know the truth.