Recognition of Holodomor as genocide in the world

States that recognized Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people:

Estonia

Reiigicogu (Parliament) of Estonia, October, 20 1993.

Declaration on commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine condemns “the communist policy of genocide in Ukraine”.

 

Australia 

Senate of Australia, October, 28 1993.

Declaration on commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine “notes that this constitutes one of the most heinous acts of genocide in history”.

Senate of Australia, October, 31 2003.

Resolution #680 on the 70th anniversary of the Holodomor confirms that this tragedy was an act of genocide.

 

Canada

Senate of Canada, June 17, 2003.

The Senate calls upon the Government of Canada “to recognize the Ukrainian Famine/Genocide of 1932-1933 and to condemn any attempt to deny or distort this historical truth as being anything less than genocide”.

 

Hungary

State Assembly of the Republic of Hungary November 26, 2003.

Resolution on the 70th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine “…commemorating a terrible tragedy of the humankind and remembering the victims of the genocide in Ukraine”.

 

Vatican (official)

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church dated 02.04.2004

Attempts to eliminate entire national, ethnic, religious or linguistic groups are crimes against God and humanity itself, and those responsible for such crimes must answer for them before justice. The twentieth century bears the tragic mark of different genocides: from that of the Armenians to that of the Ukrainians, from that of the Cambodians to those perpetrated in Africa and in the Balkans. Among these, the Holocaust of the Jewish people, the Shoah, stands out.

 

Lithuania

The Seim (Parliament) of the Lithuanian Republic, November 24, 2005.

Statement on the commemoration of the victims of the political repressions and the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine, recognizing that “… in 1932-33 the Stalin Communist regime conducted a premeditated and thoroughly planned genocide of the Ukrainian People”.

 

Paraguay

Senate of the National Congress, October 25, 2007.

Declaration “On condemning the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people and on solidarity with its victims”.

 

Peru

Congress of the Republic of Peru, June 21, 2007.

Resolution on the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine expressing solidarity with the Ukrainian people in commemoration of the Holodomor and “…recognizing this fact as a genocide against Ukrainian people”.

 

Slovak Republic

National Counsel (Parliament) of Slovak Republic, December 12, 2007.

Declaration recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as an act of annihilation of the mankind by the Stalin totalitarian regime.

 

 

Georgia

The Parliament of Georgia, December 20, 2005.

Parliament recognized that in Ukraine in the period of 1932-1933 “the totalitarian bolsheviks’ regime conducted deliberate genocide against Ukrainian people”.

 

Argentina

The Chamber of deputies of the National Congress of Argentina, December 27, 2007.

Decreed to remember millions of men, women and children who lost their lives as a result of deliberate deprivation of food during the great famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

The Senate of National Congress of Argentina, November 7, 2007.

Decreed to remember millions of men, women and children who lost their lives as a result of deliberate deprivation of food during the great famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

 

Colombia

The House of Representatives of Colombia, December 10, 2007.

Resolution #079 condemns genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933, which became the cause of 7 million victims among children, women, men and elderly people.

 

Czech Republic

The Chamber of deputies of Czech Republic, November 30, 2007.

Expressed deep sympathy to relatives of millions of people who became victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-1993, which was specially planned by the Stalin regime.

 

Ecuador

National Congress of Ecuador, October 30, 2007.

Resolution expressing the solidarity with the Ukrainian people and commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 resolves “…to recognize this tragedy as act of genocide”.

 

Poland

Senate of Poland, March 16, 2008.

Commemorating the anniversary of the Great Famine/Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, the Senate of Poland “…expresses its solidarity with Ukraine on the necessity to recognize the Great Famine 1932-1933 in Ukraine as an act of genocide against Ukrainian people.”

 

Latvia

The Seim (Parliament) of the Latvian Republic, March 13, 2008.

Declaration “On the repression of the Ukrainian people in 1932-1933 in the USSR” supports the proposal to recognize the Holodomor in Ukraine as an act of deliberate genocide against Ukrainian people.

 

 

Mexico

House of Deputies of the National Congress of Mexico, February 19, 2008.

Resolution on the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine “…expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-33, classifying this tragic event as an act of genocide and calling for preventing such acts in the future.”

 

 

USA

The U.S. House of Representatives, October 21, 2003.

The U.S. House of Representatives resolution incorporated the findings of the U.S. Government Commission on the Ukraine Famine established on December 13, 1985 which concluded that “Joseph Stalin and those around him committed genocide against Ukrainians in 1932-33” and resolved to solemnly remember and honor the 70th anniversary of this “man-made famine” and “deliberate act of terror and mass murder”.

 

The U.S. Senate resolution 202, April 18, 2004

The U.S. Senate passed the resolution recognizing that “the man-made Ukraine famine of 1932-33 was an act of genocide as defined by the United Nations Genocide Convention”.

 

On November 16, 2005 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the resolution allocating to the Government of Ukraine a plot of land in Washington, D.C. for erecting a monument to the victims of the Holodomor, which was supported by the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2006 and signed into law by the U.S. President on October 12, 2006.

 

On August 18, 2016 – The California State Assembly adopted a resolution in memory of the millions of victims of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. In addition, the Holodomor Victims Remembrance Day was declared by the California State Assembly on November 26, 2016.

On March 2, 2017 – The Oregon State Senate adopted a resolution on the commemoration of the Holodomor Victims Remembrance Day on November 25, 2017, and the condemnation of the artificial famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

On May 22, 2017 –The Washington State Senate adopted the Resolution No. 8,663 on commemorating the Holodomor victims of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, which recognized the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian nation.

On November 15, 2017 – The Resolution No. 244 by Pennsylvania State Senate, in which November is declared as the moon of Holodomor victims. In the resolution, the Senate recognizes that «85 years ago, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his totalitarian regime committed an act of genocide by organizing an artificial famine through the confiscation of land, grain, and cattle, which killed 10 million innocent people».

On November 22, 2017 – The Governor of the State of Wisconsin has signed proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide against Ukrainian people.

On November, 2017 – The Resolution No. 201 by the Michigan House of Representatives, which recognizes the Holodomor as genocide. The resolution to declare November 25, 2017, as Holodomor Memorial Day in the state of Michigan.

On March, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Massachusetts has signed proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On April 3, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Proclamation of the Missouri Governor has signed proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On May, 2018 – The Senate and the Assembly of the State of New York have recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as genocide against the Ukrainian people.

On May 7, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Kansas has signed the proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On May 19, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Illinois has signed the proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On June 27, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Ohio has signed the proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On October 10, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Utah has signed the Declaration on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On October 12, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Minnesota has signed the proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On November, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Virginia has signed the proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On November, 2018 – The Governor of the State of North Carolina has signed the proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On November, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Connecticut has signed the proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide.

On November 19, 2018 – The Governor of the State of Alabama has signed proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide against Ukrainian people.

On November 26, 2017 – The Governor of the State of Rhode Island has signed proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide against Ukrainian people.

On January 23, 2019 року – The Governor of the State of Louisiana has signed proclamation on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide against Ukrainian people.

 

On October 4, 2018 – US Senate resolution 

 

“Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin ordered the borders of Ukraine sealed to prevent anyone from escaping the manmade starvation and to prevent the delivery of any international food aid that would provide relief to the starving.”

 

 

Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 was recognized as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people in resolutions and declarations of the following local legislative bodies: Regional Assembly of Sicilia, Mayor of the City of New York, Chamber of Deputies of Province of Chaco (Argentine), the House of Representatives of the Province of Missioness, the Parliament of Catalonia (Spain), the Municipality of Apostoles (Argentine), the Municipality of Rome (Italy) and others.

 

On November 24, 2007 the Baltic Assembly recognized the genocide committed in 1932-1933 in Ukraine and expressed the deepest sympathy to the victims of that genocide.

 

The European Parliament in a resolution from 2008  “recognises the Holodomor (the artificial famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine) as an appalling crime against the Ukrainian people, and against humanity.”

The United Nations in a joint statement from 2003 refers to Holodomor as a “national tragedy of the Ukrainian people.”

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in a resolution from 2010 “strongly condemns the cruel policies pursued by the Stalinist regime, which resulted in the death of millions of innocent people, as a crime against humanity.”

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in a resolution from 2008 states that Holodomor was a “mass starvation brought about by the cruel deliberate actions and policies of totalitarian Stalinist regime.”

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture in a resolution from 2007 recognizes Holodomor as the “national tragedy of the Ukrainian people, caused by the cruel actions and policies of the totalitarian regime.”

Address by Pope John Paul II to Ukrainians on 23 November 2003, on the 70th commemoration of the Holodomor: “These are the sentiments that the 70th anniversary of the consequences of the Holodomor tragedy awakens in my heart: millions of people suffered an atrocious death due to the nefarious success of an ideology that caused suffering and bereavement in many parts of the world throughout the 20th century. It is for this reason, Venerable Brothers, that I want to be present in spirit at the celebrations to commemorate the countless victims of the great famine instigated in Ukraine by the Communist regime. It was an inhuman scheme put into effect in cold blood by those in power at the time.”

 

Portugal

Resolution of the Portuguese Republic Assembly (Parliament) from 03.03.2017

“To express solidarity with the people of Ukraine and to acknowledge (Holodomor – ed.) genocide, that led to the deaths of approximately 7 million of Ukrainians in 1932-1933 in Ukraine” … “” to condemn all forms of totalitarianism and crimes against humanity, such as those which happened in the thirties in Ukraine”.

 

At the regional and municipal levels

Basque country (Spain)

The non-legislative proposal of the Parliament dated 10.2003

New South Wales (Australia)

Resolution of the Legislative Council dated 20.11.2003

The violent hunger in Ukraine was caused by deliberate actions of the Communist regime of the USSR … according to estimates, 7 million Ukrainians died of famine as a result of Stalin’s policy in 1932-1933. … This phenomenon has become one of the most terrible manifestations of the genocide in the world history.

State of Parana (Brazil)

Legislative Assembly Decree dated 05.06.2007

Catalonia (Spain)

Institutional Declaration dated 13.06.2007

Parliament of Catalonia condemns genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933 by the totalitarian regime of Stalin, known as the Holodomor.

Resolution of the Federation of Municipalities of Catalonia dated 09.12.2008

Considering the sensitivity of Spain to the restoration of historical memory, which for many years was a victim of the Franco dictatorship and repression, we express our solidarity with the Ukrainian people. The Federation decided to condemn the genocide in Ukraine of 1932-1933 organized by the totalitarian regime of Stalin, known as the Holodomor, which killed more than 10 million people.

Esplugues de Llobregat  (Spain)

Resolution of the City Council of 18.07.2007

To condemn the genocide in Ukraine of 1932-1933 organized by the totalitarian regime of Stalin, known as the Holodomor, … which caused the deaths of more than 10 million people.

Misiones Province (Argentina)

Declaration of the House of Representatives dated September 27, 2007

To express solidarity with the Law of Ukraine “On the Holodomor in Ukraine, 1932-1933”, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on November 28, 2006.

To support Ukraine’s proposal to the UN General Assembly about recognition the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Chaco Province (Argentina)

Resolution of the Chamber of Deputies dated 02.10.2007

Official support to the Law of Ukraine “On the Holodomor in Ukraine 1932-1933”, adopted on November 28, 2006, by the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine according to the submission of the President Mr. Victor Yushchenko.

Berisso (Argentina)

Resolution of the City Council dated 17.10.2007

Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Declaration of the Parliament of the capital’s district dated 01.11.2007

Apostoles (Argentina)

Declaration of the City Council dated 15.11.2007

To express solidarity with the Law of Ukraine “On the Holodomor in Ukraine, 1932-1933” adopted on November 28, 2006, by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in which Holodomor was recognized as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

Rome (Italy)

Municipal resolution dated 19.11.2007

The municipality of Rome … obliges the Mayor and the heads of the departments of the Rome’s City Council: to promote the multiculturalism of the city of Rome by spreading information and preserving the memory of numerous human tragedies such as the Holodomor from which the various nations have suffered, as we have in Rome evidence from immigrants. It is, therefore, important to include in the program … initiatives to commemorate the Holodomor and other genocides experienced by other immigrant communities living in Rome.

Sicily (Italy)

Resolution of the Regional Assembly dated 21.11.2007

The 20th century was a theatre of genocides, mass deportations, extermination on ethnic, social, national, religious grounds, etc .; among these events, we should remember about the Holodomor as one of the most brutal crime; … The Regional Assembly … obliges the President of the Region to appeal to the competent authorities to recognize the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people;

Province of Manitoba (Canada)

Law of the Legislative Assembly dated 22.11.2007

To establish the fourth Saturday of November as the annual Day of Remembrance of Ukrainian Famine and Genocide.

Balearic Islands (Spain)

The non-legislative proposal of the Parliament dated 11.12.2007

State of Victoria (Australia)

Parliament’s resolution dated 27.02.2008

Province of Saskatchewan (Canada)

Law of the Legislative Assembly dated 07.05.2008

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

The Resolution of the Municipal Council of 03.06.2008

Maringa (Brazil)

The Resolution of the Municipal Council of 24.08.2017

Curitiba (Brazil)

The Resolution of the Municipal Council dated 11.06.2008

Grandola (Portugal)

Resolution of the Municipal Assembly dated June 14, 2008

Prudentopolis (Brazil)

The resolution of the Municipal Council of 16.06.2008

Kihley (United Kingdom)

The resolution of the City Council dated 04.09.2008

Alberta (Canada)

Law of the Legislative Assembly of 30.10.2008

To set the Day of Remembrance of the Famine and the Holodomor (1932-1933) in Ukraine on the fourth Saturday of November of each year.

Tarragona (Spain)

Resolution of the City Council dated 15.12.2008

To condemn the genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine organized by the totalitarian regime of Stalin, known as the Holodomor, which caused the death of more than 10 million people.

Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

The statement issued by the City Council dated 18.12.2008

In order to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Council is invited to draw attention to the events of the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-1933 (known as the Holodomor). … There are different estimates of the number of people killed as a result of this famine, but the most constrained researches indicate that the number of victims is millions. Moreover, there is a reasoned opinion that the events of the Holodomor occurred as a result of deliberate policy of the regime of Stalin.

For reference: The draft of resolution contained the words “Holodomor can be considered as an act of genocide”.

Abrantes (Portugal)

Resolution of the Municipal Assembly dated 02.22.2009

… The genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, which caused the deaths of millions of Ukrainians, was aimed at destroying entire social groups that played a major role in the culture and the existence of the Ukrainian nation.

Braga (Portugal)

The resolution of the municipality dated 07.14.2018

Ontario (Canada)

Law of the Legislative Assembly dated 09.04.2009

… The Holodomor is the name given to genocide by famine that lasted from 1932 to 1933 in Ukraine. Approximately, 10 million Ukrainians were the victims of an artificial famine during the Stalinist regime, when 25,000 people died per day at the height of the famine.

Quebec (Canada) 

The deputies of the National Assembly of Quebec on June 3, 2010, unanimously adopted a bill to recognize the Holodomor 1932-1933 pp. as a genocide of the Ukrainian people and proclaimed the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Holodomor.

 

British Columbia (Canada)

Law of the Legislative Assembly of 29.10.2019

The Holodomor refers to an act of genocide and a campaign of deliberate starvation against the Ukrainian people committed by the Soviet state in 1932 and 1933…

 

Valencian Community (Spain)

Decree of the Cortes Valencia “On raising the awareness of and condemning the great crimes of the twentieth century, such as the Holodomor of 1932-1933” (December 4, 2019).

“…the knowledge and condemnation of the Holodomor – along with the great crimes of the twentieth century, dictatorships, forms of repression and destruction of human lives so that the memory of these events could serve as a reminder for present and future generations of Valencians.”

 

Constantinople

The Letter of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I dated 20.11.2008

Preserved historical documents of the former Soviet Union are replete with information about the nationality of the repressed people. The vast majority of exterminated, imprisoned or evicted people are Ukrainians, moreover, nationally conscious or hostile to the Soviet authorities. … World history did not have such a tragedy for the whole time of existence of mankind when, in one peaceful year, more people of one nation would be destroyed than was destroyed during several years of the war. It doesn’t matter how and who trying to diminish evil, it is an obvious sign of genocide.

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, PACE

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in paragraphs 10 to 11 of resolution  №1723, ”Honoring the memory of the victims of the Great Famine (Holodomor) on the territory of the former USSR” (April 28, 2010), recognized the Holodomor as “a crime organized by the Soviet regime against its own people” and a crime against humanity. The European Committee on Legal Co-operation in its resolution of  March 9,  2010 (at the initiative of the representative of the United Kingdom Mr.Paul Rowen) proposed to add to the Resolution №1723 an addendum “These tragic events in Ukraine, called the Holodomor (politically motivated hunger), should be recognized as a crime of genocide”.

European Parliament

Resolution of 23 October 2008 on the commemoration of the Holodomor, the Ukraine artificial famine (1932-1933) (official)

The European Parliament … whereas the UN Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, …whereas the Holodomor famine of 1932-1933, which caused the deaths of millions of Ukrainians, was cynically and cruelly planned by Stalin’s regime in order to force through the Soviet Union’s policy of collectivisation of agriculture against the will of the rural population in Ukraine,
recognises the Holodomor (the artificial famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine) as an appalling crime against the Ukrainian people, and against humanity;
 strongly condemns these acts, directed against the Ukrainian peasantry, and marked by mass annihilation and violations of human rights and freedoms; …
calls on the countries which emerged following the break-up of the Soviet Union to open up their archives on the Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-1933 to comprehensive scrutiny so that all the causes and consequences can be revealed and fully investigated.

At the interstate level

The United Nations  

Joint statement by the Delegations of the United Nations of 07.11.2003 (official)

The Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine (Holodomor), which took from 7 million to 10 million innocent lives and became a national tragedy for the Ukrainian people. Honouring the seventieth anniversary of the Ukrainian tragedy, we also commemorate the memory of millions of Russians, Kazakhs and representatives of other nationalities who died of starvation in the Volga River region, Northern Caucasus, Kazakhstan and in other parts of the former Soviet Union, as a result of civil war and forced collectivization, leaving deep scars in the consciousness of future generations.

For reference: Joint statement by the delegations of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Egypt, Georgia, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Nauru, Pakistan, Qatar, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America. The total statement was supported by 65 states.

Declaration (the official document of the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly)

 

At the initiative of Ukraine, the Declaration on the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine (1932-1933) was opened for signature, with the co-authors of 32 countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Albania, Belgium, Great Britain, Georgia, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland , Israel, Spain, Iceland, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Norway, Germany, Poland, Saint Lucia, USA, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, France, Czech Republic, and Croatia.

UNESCO

Resolution of the General Conference adopted unanimously on 01.11.2007 (official)

The General Conference, Remembering the Great Famine (Holodomor), that took the lives of millions of innocent Ukrainians in 1932- 1933, equally commemorating the memory of millions of Russians, Kazakhs and representatives of other nationalities who died of starvation in 1932-1933 in the Volga River region, Northern Caucasus, Kazakhstan and in other parts of the former Soviet Union.

For reference: The resolution was submitted  by Ukraine in co-authorship with 45 countries: Azerbaijan, Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Venezuela, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Georgia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast , Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mauritius, Madagascar, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Swaziland, Senegal, USA, Suriname, Tajikistan, Uruguay, the Philippines, France and the Czech Republic. The resolution was adopted unanimously by 193 countries of the UNESCO General Conference.

OSCE (official)

Joint statement of 30.11.2007

Holodomor … took innocent lives of millions of Ukrainians as a result of the mass starvation brought about by the cruel actions and policies of the totalitarian Stalinist regime. We pay tribute to the memory of the victims of this national tragedy of the Ukrainian people.

Statement  by the delegation of Ukraine (also on behalf of Germany, The United States of America, Andorra, Austria,  Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Georgia, The United Kingdom, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Norway, Poland, The Holy See, Slovakia, Sweden and the Czech Republic).

Statement by the Delegation of the Russian Federation: Russia’s position on the Holodomor issue remains unchanged. Millions of citizens of many different nationalities have fallen victim to truly tragic events of 1932-1933 and, accordingly, it would be unfair to talk about the destruction of only ethnically Ukrainian citizens. The famine in the USSR in the 1930’s was a consequence of the Soviet policy, the collectivization of agriculture, and the “dekulakization” of the peasantry that was carried out during that period.

Statement by the Delegation of Turkey: We, along with the authorities and the people of Ukraine, are paying homage to the humanitarian catastrophe, which is also a tragic episode in their history. Given the humanitarian impact of this tragedy, our state [as the member of OSCE] cannot distance itself from the statement made by Ukraine. … It seems that the Ukrainian authorities are trying to add the humanitarian importance of this sad event to the desire for political recognition. … When it comes to dealing with such an important issue in the political context, the highest and unchanging principle of Turkey’s policy is that the assessment of historical events should remain the exclusive competence of historians.

OSCE PA (Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe)

Resolution dated 03.07.2008

The OSCE PA paid tribute to the innocent lives of millions of Ukrainians who died during the Holodomor (1932-1933) as a result of the mass starvation caused by intentional actions and policies of the totalitarian Stalinist regime … Welcomes the recognition of the Holodomor by the UN, UNESCO and national Parliaments of the members of OSCE … supports the initiative of Ukraine to uncover the whole truth of this tragedy of the Ukrainian people … Strongly invites all Parliaments to take measures for recognition of the Holodomor.

At the state level

Argentina

Declaration of the Senate dated 23.09.2003

The Holodomor … was organized in Ukraine by the totalitarian Soviet regime in 1932-1933.

Resolution of the Senate dated 07.11.2007

To honor the memory of millions of children, women and men who lost their lives as a result of deliberate deprivation of food, which caused a massive hunger in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

Decree of the Chamber of Deputies dated 26.12.2007

To commemorate the millions of men, women and children who lost their lives as a result of deprivation of food, which caused massive famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

Spain

The proposition of the non-legislative nature of the Congress dated 30.05.2007

The Congress … recalls the totalitarian rudeness of the Stalinist regime, which despised human rights and led to millions of victims.

For reference: The Statement on the recognition of the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people was excluded from the draft proposal on the initiative of the faction of the ruling Spanish Socialist Labor Party.

Chile

Declaration of the Chamber of Deputies dated 13.11.2007

In 2007, the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor in Ukraine, the disaster that caused the deaths of millions of innocent men, women and children, is honored. 

Czech Republic

Resolution of the Chamber of Deputies dated 30.11.2007

The Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the CR … pays tribute with deep condolences to the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine, which was organized by the totalitarian regime in 1932-1933 in order to break the resistance of the Ukrainian people against violent collectivization and destroy its national dignity;

Expressed deep sympathy to relatives of millions of people who became victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-1993, which was specially planned by the Stalin regime.  

Slovak Republic

Declaration of the National Counsel (Parliament) of Slovak Republic dated 12.12.2007

The National Counsel… considers the Holodomor in the former Soviet Union, and especially in Ukraine in 1932-1933, an act of annihilation of the mankind by the Stalin totalitarian regime in relation to many peoples and groups of victims of which millions of innocent citizens have become. The National Counsel… expresses its gratitude to the victims of the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, the North Caucasus and other territories of the former Soviet Union.

Russian Federation

Statement of the State Duma dated 02.04.2008

The regions of the USSR (the Volga region, the Central Black Earth Region, the North Caucasus, the Urals, the Crimea, part of Western Siberia), Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and Belarus have suffered from the result of the famine caused by forced collectivization. About 7 million people were killed by hunger and illnesses associated with malnutrition in 1932-1933.

This tragedy does not have and cannot have internationally established signs of genocide and should not be the subject of contemporary political speculation.

Deputies of the State Duma, honoring the victims of the 1930s famine on the territory of the USSR, strongly condemn the regime that has neglected the lives of people for the achievement of economic and political goals, and proclaim the inadmissibility of the revival in the formerly included in the Soviet Union, totalitarian regimes that neglected the rights and lives of their citizens.

Mexico

Resolution of the Senate of the National Congress dated 11.11.2008

The Senate … shows solidarity with the people of Ukraine on the 75th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as an extraordinary event that left a deep impression in Ukrainian society, and calls for such tragic phenomena never to be found on the pages of history humanity.

At the regional and municipal levels

Coronel du Grate (Argentina)

Resolution of the City Council of 14.11.2007

Order of  May 11, 2007

The Pope  John Paul II 

The message to Cardinal Lubomyr Husar from the Pope John Paul II dated 23.11.2003 (official)

It was an inhuman scheme put into effect in cold blood by those in power at the time… Today the experience of the tragedy must guide the feelings and actions of the Ukrainian people towards prospects of concord and cooperation. … I hope that the Ukrainian people will be able to look back at the events of history with reconciled hearts.

Message from Pope Benedict XVI dated 21.11.2007