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Luxembourg recognizes Holodomor as genocide against Ukrainians

by Kate Tsurkan June 13, 2023 11:55 PM 2 min read
The memorial to the victims of the Holodomor, a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians, in Kyiv on Nov. 27, 2022. (Photo: Andre Luis Alves/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies voted on a resolution on June 13 to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide against Ukrainians.

The Holodomor was a man-made famine that took place during Joseph Stalin's rule over the Soviet Union through forced collectivization and grain confiscation. Translated into English as "death by hunger," the Holodomor caused an estimated 3.5 to 5 million Ukrainian deaths. Some estimates suggest higher numbers.

"I commend Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies' historic vote to recognize Stalin's Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide against Ukrainians. This step honors millions of victims and restores historic justice. The international acknowledgment of the Holodomor genocide continues to rise," Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote.

The Ukrainian government has long made appeals to the international community to recognize it as a genocide.

As of now, 29 countries aside from Ukraine, as well as the European Parliament, have recognized the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.

The European Parliament also appealed to Russia as the main successor of the Soviet Union to officially issue an apology to Ukraine for the state-sponsored crimes inflicted by the Soviet regime upon Ukrainians.

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Editor’s Note: This is episode 3 of “Ukraine’s True History,” a video and story series by the Kyiv Independent. The series is funded by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting within the program “Ukraine Forward: Amplifying Analysis.” The program is financed by the MATRA Programme of the Embassy o…
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