Slovenia recognised the Holodomor as a genocide of Ukrainians

23 May 2023

The Parliament of Slovenia supported the declaration recognising the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.  24UR reported it.

“With 67 votes “for” and 8 “against”, the State Assembly on May 23, 2023 adopted a declaration of memory for the Holodomor – a mass famine in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. The declaration was supported by all parliamentary factions, except for the left. Together with it, Slovenia joined the group of more than 20 countries that have already recognised the famine as genocide,” the message reads.

Jani Prednik, leader of the Social Democrats and one of the supporters of the declaration, emphasised the importance of acknowledging the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, which he characterized as one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes and crimes against humanity in the 20th century.

“Due to this, 4.5 to 7 million people died, and the famine was a direct result of the deliberate confiscation of grain by the Soviet authorities,” he said, recalling that the Soviet authorities at the time denied the fact of the famine in the international arena and refused international aid, and Russia is spreading a lie today to gain support for its current aggression against Ukraine.

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky praised the Slovenian lawmakers for the adoption of the declaration.

“I am grateful to the parliamentarians of Slovenia for adopting a declaration that honours the memory of millions of Ukrainian victims of the Holodomor – genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933. The international coalition of states committed to the restoration of historical justice continues to strengthen. Together to the truth, and therefore to responsibility,” the head of state wrote on Twitter.