President 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.
Raphael 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.
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.