Victor Yushchenko has called on members of parliament to vote for his bill on the Holodomor, according to the President`s press-office.

      “To restore historic justice and morally and spiritually heal the Ukrainian nation, I urge Ukraine’s parliamentarians to approve the bill,” he wrote in a letter to the Verkhovna Rada.

      The bill is aimed at recognizing the Holodomor as genocide. Mr. Yushchenko said Ukrainian politicians, including the country’s three presidents, as well as the majority of the people, believed the Holodomor was genocide.

      “Now our society expects parliament to legalize the will of the people,” he said.

      The President thinks Ukrainians should find the courage to admit and persuade others to admit that the nation was a victim of the atrocious crime which must never be committed again.

      “We must realize that most of Ukrainians are the descendants of those who lived in those dreadful years. […],” he said.

      Mr. Yushchenko added that ten countries had so far recognized the Holodomor as genocide.