The Parliament of Wales recognises the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people

25 October 2023

On the 25th of October, the Parliament of Wales recognised the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people, the press service of the Embassy of Ukraine in Great Britain reports.

The website of the Welsh Parliament states that “The Holodomor was a predetermined crime committed and led by Stalin and the Soviet Government against the people of Ukraine.”

“Wales regards the Holodomor as an act of genocide and continues to stand with the people of the Ukraine as they face Putin’s illegal war,” the statement added. The document also mentions “the crucial role of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones in bringing the cruelty of the Holodomor to the attention of the world.” Gareth Jones, as a reminder, was born in the city of Barry in the south of Wales.

“We are grateful to the Parliament of Wales and the Minister of the Constitution of Wales Mick Antoniw for recognising the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as a genocide against Ukrainians,” the message reads.

The embassy noted that this is a crucial milestone in restoring historical justice and raising awareness of the millions of innocent victims.