Iowa has become the 33rd state in the United States to recognise the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
Source: Oksana Markarova, the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, on Facebook
Details: Markarova said the Iowa authorities issued a proclamation on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, which recognised the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people and proclaimed November as the month of remembrance of the Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide in Ukraine.
"We are sincerely grateful to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds for her solidarity with Ukraine. I express my gratitude to Serhii Koledov, Consul General of Ukraine in Chicago, and the Ukrainian community for their active work in commemorating the victims of the Holodomor," the Ambassador added.
The Holodomor was a famine artificially created by the Stalinist repressive regime in 1932-1933 during the height of collectivization, i.e. the forced confiscation of private property and the organization of collective farms. An estimated four to six million Ukrainians, mostly in rural areas, starved to death in that period.
To date, the Holodomor has been recognised as a genocide of the Ukrainian people by the parliaments of about 30 countries, as well as by the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Norway is one of the few countries in Europe that has not recognized the genocide Holodomor.