A group of US Congressmen submitted a corresponding draft resolution of the Congress to the 85th anniversary of the genocide - the Holodomor, a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine in 1932 and 1933 that killed an officially estimated 7 million to 10 million people.
Among the co-authors are congressmen known for their support of Ukraine: Andy Harris, Marcy Kaptur, Michael Fitzpatrick and Sander Levin.
The Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly informed on the matter on Tuesday.
“Today we, as the Embassy of Ukraine and the diplomatic service, promote this idea in different countries of the world, in particular in the USA, for the Congress to adopt resolution on recognizing the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. The first steps have been taken, today such a resolution was introduced by the congressmen in the House of Representatives," the ambassador stated. “The resolution will be further considered. I think it will take several months and hopefully next year, in the spring, we will vote in the US Congress.”
The Ambassador further notes that the parliaments of the states of Washington, New Jersey and Oregon have already adopted the decision to recognize the Holodomor as genocide.
QHA reported that earlier the House of Commons of the British Parliament was urged to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as an act of genocide during the session.