France recognizes Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainian people

The French Parliament voted to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people, according to the message on the website of the French legislature.

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The National Assembly adopted on March 28 a proposal to recognize as genocide and condemn the great famine of 1932-1933, known as the Holodomor. The decision was supported by 168 parliamentarians out of 170, two voted against.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that France's recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people is an important and significant event. He thanked France for " a strong contribution to exposing the crimes of totalitarian Russia — past and present."

The head of the President's Office Andriy Yermak called the decision of the French parliament a clear signal to the Russian terrorist state — "never again."

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba called the vote historic and emphasized that it was a clear, strong message that such crimes will never be forgotten and must never be repeated.

On December 15, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on recognition of The Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.

Also, after the beginning of the full-scale war of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the Holodomor was recognized as genocide by the parliaments of the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Belgium.