It is important that the parliaments of other countries recognise the Holodomor of 1932-33 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. The whole world must understand that russia’s unprovoked war against our country is a consequence of russia's imperial policy, which has deep historical roots. The Holodomor is just one of many terrible pages of russian crimes against Ukraine. This was stated by Arsenii Pushkarenko, MP, the Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy and Interparliamentary Cooperation.
“In international law, genocide is considered the biggest and most terrible crime, because it is a planned action to exterminate people on a national or other basis. So far, 28 states, parliaments, and inter-parliamentary assemblies have recognised the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. And the kremlin and the russian authorities today, just like a hundred years ago, are deliberately trying to destroy us as a nation,” the politician said.
He emphasised that Ukraine is an important part of the world's food security – millions of people in different countries depend on our grain. At the same time, russia, by attacking our grain infrastructure, is once again seeking to starve people to death.
“Many countries, including the UN, have been working to ensure that there is no such thing as mass famine in the 21st century. However, russia, ignoring international law, decided to artificially create and use the food crisis to blackmail and reduce sanctions pressure on it. Thanks to the efforts of the Ukrainian authorities and our people, the aggressor country cannot implement its plans. We held the international Grain from Ukraine summit in Kyiv and as a result of it, we have already attracted $180 million for food for countries that need it,” the politician said.
According to him, together with our partners, we are now able to guarantee the safety of ships transporting grain via an alternative corridor without the involvement of russia. At the same time, the civilised world supports the Ukrainian Peace Formula, in particular its second point on food security.