Bulgaria Recognizes Holodomor as Genocide

by Roman Cheplyk
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Bulgaria Recognizes Holodomor as Genocide

On February 1, the Bulgarian parliament recognized the Russian artificial famine as genocide against Ukraine

Today, the National assembly of Bulgaria voted to recognize the Soviet artificial famine at the direction of the Kremlin in 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. During the famine, millions of Ukrainians died of starvation. Today, the people's assembly has decided to honour the memory of tens of millions of people tortured by hunger throughout the Soviet Union every last Saturday of November. The proposal was unanimously supported by 6 parties of parliament, 1 party did not participate in the vote, 1 person was against.

"As in the case of the supply of weapons to Ukraine, in this case, our country was one of the last to take a stand on this case. Since 2006, the Holodomor has been recognized by the Ukrainian parliament as a genocide. In November 2022, the same decision was made by Germany, Ireland, Moldova, Romania. In the US, 22 states have done so. Other countries that have recognized the famine as genocide include Argentina, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, and the Holy See in the Vatican," reports Bulgarian media Сега.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the citizens of Bulgaria for this important step, which honours the memory of those killed by hunger and restores historical justice.

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