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Croatia Recognizes the Holodomor as Genocide against the Ukrainian People

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Photo: Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković
Photo: Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković

The Croatian government has supported the initiative of the Croatian Parliament to recognize the Holodomor as a genocide against the Ukrainian people. 

This was reported by the publication Nova.

"We support the initiative put forth by the parties in the Croatian Parliament," said Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, during an open session of the government.

Zdenko Lučić, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Croatia, stated that the proposed declaration by the Croatian Parliament acknowledges the Holodomor as a man-made famine deliberately organized by the communist Stalinist regime in Ukraine during the years 1932-1933. Lučić added that this was a crime of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

It should be recalled that in 1932-1933, through the creation of an artificial mass famine, a genocide against the Ukrainian people was committed, organized by the leadership of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) and the Soviet government. The planned confiscation of grain and all other food products from peasants by representatives of the Soviet authorities during the Holodomor of 1932-1933 directly led to the starvation and death of millions of peasants. Meanwhile, the Soviet government had significant grain reserves and continued to export it abroad during the Holodomor, while prohibiting and blocking the departure of starving people from Ukraine and refusing to accept aid for the starving from abroad.

Despite the fact that the actions of representatives of the Stalinist regime, which resulted in the deaths of people from hunger, were classified as murder according to the norms of the Soviet criminal law of the time, the causes of this mass crime were never investigated in the USSR, and none of the authorities involved in the crime were held accountable, even though the highest leadership of the Soviet Union was aware of the facts of the famine deaths.

For decades, the mass killing of people through artificial famine was not only deliberately concealed by the Soviet authorities but also forbidden to be mentioned anywhere.

On November 28, 2006, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law "On the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine," which interprets the events of 1932-1933 as a genocide against the Ukrainian people.

More than 20 countries worldwide have recognized the Holodomor as a genocide against the Ukrainian people. These include the parliaments of Slovenia, Belgium, Ireland, Romania, Moldova, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, France, and Bulgaria.

As reported by The Gaze, the British Parliament's All-Party Parliamentary Group unanimously recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide against the Ukrainian people, deliberate extermination of Ukrainians organized by the Kremlin dictator Stalin.

Furthermore, the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg has passed a resolution recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide against the Ukrainian people.

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