The House of Representatives of the Netherlands declared the Holodomor of 1932-33 a genocide of the Ukrainian people.

This was announced on Twitter by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“I welcome the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide by the House of Representatives of the Netherlands. Calling a spade a spade is a key prerequisite for justice and preventing the recurrence of such terrible crimes. I am grateful to the Netherlands for their strong and comprehensive support in our struggle for the future of Ukraine and the entire free world,” he said in a statement.


Recognizing the Holodomor as genocide

The Netherlands became the 33rd country to recognize the Holodomor in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. Many countries have also condemned the Holodomor as an act of extermination of humanity committed by the totalitarian Stalinist regime or honoured the memory of its victims.

Estonia was the first country to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-33 as genocide against the Ukrainian people. It happened in 1993. At that time, the Estonian parliament condemned the communist regime and honored the memory of Ukrainians who became victims of this tragedy.

See also

  • Holodomor in Kharkiv: frightening photos. Every year on the fourth Saturday of November, Ukraine commemorates the victims of the Holodomor of 1932–1933, as well as the artificial mass famines of 1921–1923 and 1946–1947.
  • Croatia recognized the Holodomor as genocide of Ukrainian people.