The Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Andriy Deshchytsia told a November 6 news briefing that slamming UNESCO for not declaring the 1932 to 1933 Holodomor as the genocide of the Ukrainian nation by the mass media is incorrect. Andriy Deshchytsia noted that UNESCO is in no competence to present political evaluation of events, notably of Holodomor in Ukraine. The relevant evaluations can be performed by the UNO, ruling UNESCO. The Cabinet's press office reports.

UNESCO has recognized the Holodomor in Ukraine and this was confirmed by delegations of 193 countries, participating in the sitting, Andriy Deshchytsia said and stressed that UNESCO recommended its member-states to spread information about the Holodomor.

Notably, the UNESCO Conference General passed a resolution "On Commemorating The 1932 to 1933 Holodomor Victims in Ukraine" on November 1. President Viktor Yushchenko hailed such a decision and said that the world community has for the first time ever passed a consolidated decision on recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine.

The relevant resolution had been drafted by Ukraine along with 45 countries, members of UNESCO.


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