24 September 2017
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Manitoba sets aside day to recognize Ukrainian famine as act of genocide

United Nations still consider recognizing the famine as genocide

The Manitoba government is setting aside a day to recognize the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s, according to the Canadian Press.

The government and opposition have jointly tabled a bill to declare the fourth Saturday in November the Ukranian Famine and Genocide Memorial Day.

Not every country in the world recognizes the famine as a deliberate genocide on the part of the Soviet Union.

But Manitoba deputy premier Rosann Wowchuk says there is clear evidence the famine was a deliberate attempt to starve Ukrainians to death.

Wowchuk has visited the region, and says she has talked to relatives who survived the ordeal.

Ukraine has asked the United Nations to recognize the famine as a genocide - something which is still under consideration.

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