Engineered famines still used as weapon: Ukrainian envoy


Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Lakomov Saturday said by making the case of the Holodomor as genocide, the government seeking to increase the international community’s awareness of the fact that engineered famines were still being used as a weapon and through this awareness to help prevent such deplorable acts elsewhere in the world.
The ambassador said this at the opening topical exposition in remembrance of those Ukrainian Compatriots, who were killed by man made artificial Famine-Genocide of 1932-33 (also known in Ukrainian as “Holodomor”) designed Stalin’s Soviet regime, a press release said.
He said since 2006, Ukraine officially marking as Holodomor Memorial  Day on the fourth Saturday of November.
The term  Holodomor  (death by  hunger)  referred to the starvation of seven to ten millions of Ukrainians in 1932–33 as a result of Soviet policies, he said.
The ambassador said on November 28, 2006, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed a Law declaring the Holodomor as genocide.—APP

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