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Holodomor anniversary: Ukraine's declaration at UN signed by 55 countries

Holodomor anniversary: Ukraine's declaration at UN signed by 55 countries Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Maria Kholina

The declaration commemorating the tragic 90th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933, initiated by Ukraine at the United Nations, has been signed by 55 countries. The European Union delegation has also expressed its support for the declaration, according to Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba.

According to the minister, it is significant that the Holodomor is drawing increased attention at the United Nations, and the number of signatures has sharply risen compared to a similar document in 2018.

Kuleba emphasized that Ukrainian diplomacy will continue to work towards restoring historical justice and honoring the victims of the Holodomor.

"The horrors of the Holodomor should serve as a clear reminder to current and future generations of the need to prevent such atrocities and attempts to weaponize food, which are one of the key components of Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine," said the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Photo: Ukraine's Holodomor declarations to the UN (

Genocide of Ukrainians

The Holodomor of 1932-1933 is considered one of the most tragic events in Ukrainian history. Mass famine resulted in millions of deaths. Historians say that approximately 7 million people perished as a result of the Holodomor.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has appealed to democratic states to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the genocide of the Ukrainian people. With the onset of full-scale war, this process has gained momentum. Several European countries and 34 U.S. states have adopted corresponding resolutions.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine, with both Ukraine and the world commemorating this solemn occasion.