President called on Israel to recognize Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people

zelinsky isrealPresident of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the Israeli side to recognize the Holodomor of  1932-33 as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. The Head of State told this after the negotiations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on an official visit to Ukraine.

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Declaration: International recognition of Holodomor as genocide

holodomor mapRaphael Lemkin, the distinguished lawyer who coined the term “genocide” and is considered the father of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide adopted by the United Nations on December 9, 1948 (the U.N. Convention on Genocide), regarded the Holodomor as a part of the Soviet genocide against the Ukrainian people. (Rafael Lemkin, “Soviet Genocide in Ukraine,” New York, 1953,

Yet recognition of the Holodomor as genocide on the international level still is not universal.

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USA recognizing the Holodomor in Ukraine as an act of genocide

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2018 was a breakthrough year with regard to the U.S. government, through Congressional resolutions, recognizing the Holodomor in Ukraine as an act of genocide.  

Both the Senate in S.Res. 435 (115th) and the House of Representatives in H.Res. 931 (115th) passed identical “simple resolutions” that included that recognition in the body of the legislation.

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The Parliament and the Government of Norway to recognize the Holodomor

Petition which urges the Parliament and the Government of Norway to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the genocide.
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Recognition of the Holodomor as a genocide

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On the German Parliament's website, a petition was published on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people.

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