The famine in Ukraine in 1932-33 must be recognized as genocide not only at the institutional level in some countries, including the United States, but also on the level of universal international organizations such as the UN.
This was stated by Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly during events in Washington to the 83rd anniversary of the tragedy, reports «UKRINFORM».
«In this day around the world speak not only about the tragedy of the Holodomor, but louder about the act of genocide and crimes against humanity. Such crimes have no limitation period,» — said the diplomat.
He recalled that in Ukraine only ten years ago, Parliament declared the Holodomor an act of genocide. After that, for many countries, a wave of recognition in various forms. In the United States that was the resolution of the lower house of the us Congress, adopted in September 2008.
Meanwhile, among American politicians of a different rank have long been voices about the need for recognition of the Holodomor as genocide on a more General level. This was especially noticeable a year ago, when Washington opened the monument to victims of Holodomor. Then, the diplomat reminded, and current leaders and presidential candidates made statements that were additional letters of support for the Ukrainian people.
Now, as the Ambassador noted, work to the famine recognized as genocide by both houses of the U.S. Congress and the Executive branch.
«In this area we will work further», — said Chaly. He noted that it is not a question of weeks and not even months and a «longer period».
However, the Ambassador noted that the final goal for Ukraine is «a formal decision on the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide on the level of universal international organizations».
He recalled that at the time, in 1948, the Soviet Union introduced amendments to the UN Convention on the prevention of the crime of genocide and punishment for it, to make impossible the application of this term in relation to the Holodomor in Ukraine.
«But this can be changed, you only need a strong voice of the international community», — said the Ukrainian diplomat.
According to him, is «an important step to restore the historical truth and set out on an international legal level assessment of this crime.»
Recall, November 7, at the first anniversary after opening in the American capital monument dedicated to the victims of Holodomor in Ukraine 1932-33, to honor the memory of to the city centre on Sunday came about one hundred and fifty people.
The famine in Ukraine should be recognized as genocide on international level. 27.11.2016