The European Parliament has adopted a resolution that recognizes the genocide inflicted on Ukraine by the Soviet regime in 1932-1933. This is known as the Holodomor. These acts led to the deaths of millions of Ukrainians. MEPs strongly condemned them and called on all countries and organizations that haven’t yet to do so to recognize it as genocide.
Links to the past
The Russian state sponsors terrorism is today, Parliament says. This has been due to the whitewashing of the Soviet totalitarian regime and revival of Joseph Stalin’s cult. MEPs condemn the Russian crimes against the Ukrainian people as well as the targeted destruction and winterization of Ukraine’s civil energy infrastructure.
The resolution draws connections to Soviet times and accuses Russia of trying to destroy Ukraine’s identity and culture, and of violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The resolution also condemned the fact that Russia continues to destroy and loot Ukraine’s grain stocks and make it difficult for Ukraine to export grain to the poorest countries around the globe.
MEPs also want the EU to make it more clear that the Holodomor events as well as other crimes committed under the Soviet totalitarian regime are unacceptable. The current Russian regime is being condemned for manipulating historical memories for its own survival. However, Parliament asks the Russian Federation to apologize for these crimes as it is the primary successor to the Soviet Union.
The resolution will be made available here. It was approved by 507 votes, 12 against and 17 abstentions.
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