The British Parliament recognised the Holodomor as a genocide of Ukrainians

26 May 2023

Еhe House of Commons, the lower house of the UK parliament, adopted a resolution recogniыing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. The relevant decision was unanimously adopted in London on Thursday, May 25.

“Today the British Parliament rightly took the decision to recognise the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide. We hope this goes some way to remember and commemorate the millions of Ukrainians who were starved to death,” a member of parliament,  Alicia Kearns said on Twitter.

The author of the resolution, conservative Pauline Latham, considers this decision as a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “The Soviet Union killed millions of Ukrainians with the policy of forced starvation and forced migration. And this is reminiscent of what is happening now in Ukraine. As with Stalin in the 1930s, Putin’s goal today is to destroy the Ukrainian nation and the concept of Ukrainian identity,” she emphasised.

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ruslan Stefanchuk, thanked Pauline Latham and another author of the resolution, Stuart McDonald. “This is a decision to restore historical justice and remind the world that such crimes must never happen again,” he said.