U.S. House unanimously passes Ukraine Holodomor resolution
The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide against the Ukrainian people.
"Thus, both chambers of the U.S. Congress have passed the decision recognizing the Holodomor as genocide against the Ukrainian people," Ukraine's Embassy in the United States said on Facebook on Tuesday, December 11.
"In particular, the resolution of the document includes the recognition of the findings of the U.S. Commission on the Ukraine Famine (of April 22, 1988) that 'Joseph Stalin and those around him committed genocide against the Ukrainians in 1932-1933,'" the Embassy said.
"Like a similar resolution passed by the Senate on October 3, 2018, this document also condemns the systematic violations of human rights, including the freedom of self-determination and freedom of speech, of the Ukrainian people by the Soviet government," the Embassy said.
The U.S. House of Representatives extends its deepest sympathies to the victims, survivors, and families of this tragedy and encourages dissemination of information regarding the Holodomor of 1932–1933 in order to expand the world's knowledge of this manmade tragedy.
More than thirty members from the Democratic and Republican Parties acted as co-authors of the resolution. The document was introduced on June 8, 2018.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the U.S. Senate early in October 2018 unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution that has become the first ever legal act of the United States Congress where the Holodomor of 1932-1933 was designated as genocide against the Ukrainian people.