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The Senate of Italy recognises the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people


On Wednesday, the Italian Senate voted to recognise the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. The resolution was supported by 130 members of the Senate, no one spoke against it, and four abstained from voting.

The Italian senators noted that the USSR under the leadership of Joseph Stalin deliberately provoked a famine that led to millions of deaths, mostly among peasants and small landowners, in the civilian population of Ukraine.

The Holodomor and Soviet crimes against the Ukrainian people are becoming even more important in light of the Russian invasion and attempts to erase the Ukrainian national identity, the resolution emphasises.

The adopted resolution obliges the Italian Senate to recognise the Holodomor as genocide and to support any further initiative in consultation with the Chamber of Deputies, the government, European and international institutions.

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, noted this step by the Italian senators as important for restoring historical justice, honouring the millions of victims and warning future generations against genocide.

The Holodomor was the result of the Stalinist regime and forced collectivisation, which involved the confiscation of private property and the organisation of collective farms. As a result of these events, between four and six million Ukrainians died from lack of food, most of them living in rural areas.

Today, the Holodomor is recognised as genocide of the Ukrainian people in the parliaments of about three dozen countries, as well as by the European Parliament.

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