Slovakia Recognises Holodomor as Genocide

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Slovakia Recognises Holodomor as Genocide

On June 20, the state parliament recognised the famine of 1932-33 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people

Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Twitter thanked the Slovakian parliament for making an essential decision for Ukraine: recognising the famine that the Kremlin used to kill the Ukrainian people in 1932-33 as genocide. Now there are 32 such countries. 

"I am grateful to the parliament of Slovakia for recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. A timely decision, a significant contribution to restoring historical justice and honouring millions of innocent victims," Zelenskyy.

The Holodomor is the method by which the Soviet government, under the leadership of Stalin, tried to erase the Ukrainian nation. First, Stalin used collectivization against the Ukrainians — the forced implementation of the grain procurement plan, which the Soviet government took away. In response to collectivization, 1.2 million Ukrainians went on the streets in more than 4.000 mass protests. Fearing to lose Ukraine as a resource, Stalin decided to teach the Ukrainians a lesson and starve them to death. Under the guise of a new plan for bread production, there was a scenario to take everything from the Ukrainians to the last spikelet and starve them to death. And already in 1933, the word "Holodomor" was first used in a Czech magazine in the article Hladomor v SSSR. The article was written by a Czech journalist who arrived in Ukraine and saw millions of people dying of starvation in Ukraine.

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