The Parliament of Luxembourg declared the Holodomor of 1932-1933 a genocide of the Ukrainian people. The resolution was adopted on 13 June.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine welcomed this step. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba thanked the Luxembourg Parliament for the decision.
“I welcome the historic vote of the House of Deputies of Luxembourg to recognize the Stalinist Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide against Ukrainians. This step honours the millions of victims and restores historical justice. International recognition of the Holodomor genocide continues to grow,” the statement said.
In 2006, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the law “On the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine”, which defined the Holodomor as an act of genocide – a deliberate intentional action to exterminate part of the Ukrainian people. In 2016, the Ukrainian parliament appealed to foreign countries to recognise the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
On 15 December 2022, the European Parliament declared the Holodomor genocide. Bulgaria, Belgium, and Iceland followed this. France, the United Kingdom, and Slovenia also decided in May. As of 2023, the Holodomor was officially recognized as a genocide of the Ukrainian people by more than 20 countries, including the United States.
The Holodomor was a man-made famine of the Ukrainian nation committed in 1932–1933. The leadership of the Soviet Union committed it to suppress Ukrainians and ultimately eliminate Ukrainian resistance to the regime, including efforts to build an independent Ukrainian state.
In 2010, the resolution of the Court of Appeal in Kyiv region proved the genocidal nature of the Holodomor and the intention of Stalin, Molotov, Kaganovich, Postyshev, Chubar, Khatayevych, and Kosior to destroy a part of the Ukrainian nation.
In 1932–1933, the Stalinists killed millions of Ukrainians in the Ukrainian SSR and abroad, in the regions historically populated by Ukrainians: the Kuban, the North Caucasus, Lower Volga, and Kazakhstan.