World Congress of Ukrainians considers its priority the international recognition of the Holodomor as a genocide of Ukrainians
This was stated by the director of the UWC representative office in Ukraine Serhiy Kasyanchuk at the All-Ukrainian forum "Ukraine 30. Humanitarian policy", reports Ukrinform.
"The diaspora has played and still plays an extremely important role in the global recognition of the Holodomor. This issue is a key one for the diaspora, and it is fundamental for our work. At the time when the Soviet Union was in Ukraine, it was forbidden to talk about the Holodomor, any testimony was punishable, and any information was destroyed. And only the diaspora managed to raise these issues more widely, collect those testimonies, and the diaspora became a leader in recognizing the Holodomor as genocide," Kasyanchuk said.
He noted that from the first day of its creation, the World Congress of Ukrainians assumed a mission to defend the Holodomor question at the international level.
"The UWC is carrying out systematic work to get recognition of the Holodomor. An international coordination committee on the Holodomor case has been established within the framework of the UWC. The priority is the recognition of the Holodomor as an act of genocide of the Ukrainian people," Kasyanchuk said.
Also, according to him, the UWC plans to support the construction of the Holodomor-Genocide Museum.
"We signed a memorandum with the government in December last year, where we stipulated joint participation in projects on Babyn Yar, in projects on the Museum of the Holodomor and the Revolution of Dignity," he said.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the construction of the second stage of the National Holodomor-Genocide Museum should be completed by the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933.
In April, the UWS joined the project to create the second stage of the Holodomor Museum.