Kuleba calls on the Bundestag to recognize the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people
He stated this in a video message to the conference “International Law Against Genocide”, organized by the German non-governmental organization Zentrum Liberale Moderne in Berlin, the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine reports.
"The Holodomor has not yet been recognized by the German Bundestag as a genocide of the Ukrainian people. I am convinced that the obstacles have always been political. The previous composition of the Bundestag did not have the political will to take this step. The good old policy of “not provoking Russia” was also a hindrance," he said.
The minister recalled that the author of the term “genocide”, the outstanding lawyer Raphael Lemkin, defined the Holodomor as “a classic example of Soviet genocide”, and there is no better legal definition.
"This November, we will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Stalinist genocide of the Ukrainian people, the Holodomor. I hope that we will see a fair and historic decision of the German Bundestag this fall. Such a step will honor the memory of the victims but will also be the restoration of international law and justice. Fortunately, the policy of “not provoking Russia” is also in the past. Therefore, now is the right time to take this step,” the minister stressed.
Dmytro Kuleba noted that just as Stalin tried to destroy the Ukrainian people 90 years ago, now Putin is purposefully killing Ukrainians. He listed in detail the facts of Russia's genocide of Ukrainians during a full-scale war against our state and assured us that Ukraine will make every effort to bring all those responsible for these crimes to justice.