Holodomor is not a tragedy but genocide, - Zelensky
For Ukraine, the Holodomor of 1932-1933 is genocide, not a social or economic tragedy, as someone tries to present it.
This was stated by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky in an interview with the Times of Israel, according to Gazeta ua.
"Many people were eliminated. They were seized their property - their houses, land, cattle, everything was taken from them. And if they didn't surrender their assets, they were killed. They were shot.
Millions of people died. Many countries have recognized that the Holodomor is a genocide. And I know that Israel understands this and understands that Ukraine recognized the Holocaust as genocide. For Ukraine, this is not a social or economic tragedy. This is genocide. Millions of Ukrainians were eliminated," the head of state said.
"There was a lot of silence in different media because of the policy of the USSR, because the USSR hid all the information. It hid the records; it hid mass graves. There wasn't enough information about it. This is how history was created.
We understand that there are different histories. But I am sure that in the future people will understand the history of Ukraine and the real facts. Millions of Ukrainians were killed during the Holodomor," Zelensky said.
More than 7 million people died from artificial famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933.
At the peak of mortality - in June 1933, 34,170 people died every day in Ukraine. Every 5 seconds 2 people died. The true number of victims cannot be calculated. After all, the Soviet government destroyed all documents related to the genocide against Ukrainians.