Latvia to recognize Ukrainian Holodomor as genocide

12:08, 01 February 2008
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The Latvian Seym will consider the historical developments in Ukraine

In the nearest future, the Latvian Seym [parliament] will consider a draft declaration on the historical developments in Ukraine, namely, the recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-33 as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian nation.

Latvian Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins claimed this at a meeting with Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Speaker Arseniy Yatseniuk.

According to the Verkhovna Rada press-service, the Latvian Minister expressed a hope that the Latvian parliament will adopt this declaration.

In his turn, A.Yatseniuk thanked the Latvian diplomat for his country’s support to Ukraine in this important issue.

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