President Viktor Yushchenko welcomes yesterday’s resolution by UNESCO to honor the victims of Ukraine’s Great Famine of 1932-1933, president's press office reported.

“This resolution shows that the job which has been done by Ukraine, [its] political forces and diplomats has been recognized in 193 countries of the world,” he said on Friday in an interview with Dzerkalo Tyzhnya, Silski Visti, Ukrayina Moloda and Fakty. “The international community has for the first time made such a large-scale consolidated decision regarding the recognition of the Great Famine of 1932-1933.”

The president expressed confidence Ukraine’s Soviet-era famine would one day be recognized as genocide against the Ukrainian nation.

Speaking of Ukraine’s efforts to persuade parliaments around the world to pass such resolutions, Yushchenko said: “We deliver dozens of speeches, the Memory Institute holds dozens of conferences and there is no parliament in the world which has not received my message regarding the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide.”


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