The Embassy of Ukraine in the USA says 19 U.S. states have recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as genocide.

"Step by step, the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States and the Ukrainian community in America are spreading the truth about the Holodomor-Genocide of 1932-1933 in Ukraine. Consulate of Ukraine in Seattle," the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA wrote on Facebook on November 15.

"We declare that Oregon has become the 19th state that recognizes this tragedy as genocide and joins the mourning events within the 85th anniversary of the memory of its victims," the report says.

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"Holodomor was genocide committed by the Soviet regime under rule of Joseph Stalin against the people of Ukraine," reads the Proclamation by Kate Brown, Governor of the State of Oregon.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on November 22-24, Kyiv will host a number of events to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933.

Ukraine has prepared the relevant draft declaration, which has been delivered to UN member states.