Croatian politician Marko Milanovic Liter spoke from the rostrum of the cathedral condemning the Holodomor organized in Ukraine by the Soviet occupiers
On December 9, 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Genocide Convention. Soviet Ukraine signed the document in 1949, and in 1954 ratified it.
Article II of Convention states:
“In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
Hunger catastrophe in Ukraine
The collectivization policy was mainly implemented in the period 1928-1933. It aimed to consolidate agriculture into large state-owned joint ventures to free up labor for industry. The plans were specifically aimed at Ukraine, the Soviet Union's most important agricultural area, to which small farmers stubbornly refused to submit. Stalin wanted to export grain in order to import industrial goods, which were important for his five-year plans.
By failing to learn from the past, the international community risks repeating the same mistakes.