Luxembourg recognizes the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide
The Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg has adopted a decree recognizing the 1932-1933 famine in Ukraine artificially created by the Soviet authorities as genocide against Ukrainians.
This was posted on Twitter by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba.
“I commend Luxembourg's Chamber of Deputies' historic vote to recognise Stalin's Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide against Ukrainians. This step honors millions of victims and restores historic justice. The international acknowledgment of the Holodomor genocide continues to rise,” the Minister wrote.
Meanwhile, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi expressed special gratitude to Luxembourg for its support, emphasizing that "the world will never put up with the crimes of the Kremlin regime - neither past nor present."
The crimes of genocide that Russia is currently committing on the territory of Ukraine have prompted the parliaments of many European countries, including Slovenia, Belgium, Ireland, Romania, Moldova, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, France, Bulgaria, to reconsider the long history of the Kremlin's genocidal policy towards Ukrainians and, in particular, to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide.
Earlier, the man-made famine organized by Moscow - the Holodomor - was recognized as genocide by the UK. Last month, the House of Commons of the British Parliament unanimously voted for granting the Holodomor of 1932-33 the status of genocide, thus honoring the memory of millions of dead Ukrainians.
At the same time, late last year, members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution recognizing the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide. The resolution was supported by 507 deputies.
The adopted document directly condemns the actions of the Soviet regime, which resulted in the deaths of an estimated 6 to 10 million Ukrainians from starvation and related factors, and calls on those governments and organizations that have not yet recognized the Holodomor of 1932-33 as genocide to do so.
“The whitewashing and glorification of the totalitarian Soviet regime and the revival of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s cult has led to Russia being today a state sponsor of terrorism. MEPs also condemn the horrific Russian crimes being carried out once again against the Ukrainian people, such as the targeted destruction of Ukraine’s civilian energy infrastructure during winter,” the European Parliament emphasized in an official statement.
The EU and 28 other countries, including the United States, Canada, and Australia, have recognized the Holodomor of 1932-33 in Ukraine as a genocide.
Russia's actions on the territory of Ukraine after the 2014 invasion also bear numerous signs of genocide. On April 14, 2022, the Verkhovna Rada recognized Russia's actions in Ukraine as genocide against the Ukrainian people later joined by Poland, Canada, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Latvia. The US Senate Committee approved a resolution recognizing Russia's actions as genocide.