Austrian Parliament on Holodomor: "terrible crime"

The National Council of Austria adopted a resolution calling the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine a "terrible crime" of the Stalinist regime.

The document entitled "On the prevention of hunger and scarcity as a weapon of war against the civilian population" was adopted unanimously.

The proposal for a resolution mentions the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, which is labeled "a cruel famine that was deliberately and systematically provoked by the Soviet Union against the civilian population, mainly on the territory of Ukraine in 1932-1933 and which, according to various estimates, took the lives of from 3.5 to 7 million people." It was also noted that at that time "this terrible crime" was ignored by the world public, and one of the few Western figures who protested the Holodomor in the 1930s was the then Viennese Cardinal Theodor Innitzer.

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