Ukraine envoy asks U.S. Senate to recognize Holodomor as act of genocide

11:40, 25 July 2017
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Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly has called on the U.S. Senate to support the resolution recognizing the 1932-1933 Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people.

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"Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly had a meeting with President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate Orrin Hatch," Embassy of Ukraine in the USA wrote on Facebook.

"The discussion evolved around the ways of further support by the U.S Congress of Ukraine's efforts to implement its reform agenda and counteract Russian aggression," the report says.

Read alsoPoroshenko calls on U.S. Congress to recognize Ukraine Holodomor as genocideIt is noted that Ambassador Chaly underscored that he highly valued the strong bipartisan consensus over Ukraine in the U.S. Senate and counted on further practical steps of the U.S. lawmakers to enhance the programs of assistance to Ukraine, in the area of military and technical cooperation in particular. The Ambassador also underscored the good prospects for deepening the Ukraine-U.S. partnership in economic, investment, and energy spheres.

Read alsoKlimkin thanks Portugal for recognition of Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide"In the context of the 85th anniversary of the 1932-1933 Holodomor in Ukraine, Ambassador Chaly asked Senator Hatch to support adoption of a resolution recognizing the tragedy as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people," the embassy said.

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