Germany recognized the Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainian people

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Germany recognises the Holodomor
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on 30 November, the German parliament passed a resolution recognising the Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainian people.



The resolution passed by the German Bundestag states:

Already in the winter of 1931/1932 hundreds of thousands had died of malnutrition in the villages and countryside. Despite this, violent requisitions of crops continued. Hunger was used as an additional punishment, and multiples of grain and other products were demanded and confiscated in case of failure to deliver the due amounts. Affected regions were cordoned off so that the starving would not flee to cities and food would not be distributed to the regions.

The document was introduced by MPs from the CDU, the Social Democrats, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party.

Bundestag MPs said:

The mass starvation deaths were not the result of crop failure, but were the responsibility of the political leadership of the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. The Holodomor is a crime against humanity, from today's perspective its historical and political classification as genocide is obvious.

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