Moldovan Parliament recognizes Holodomor as the genocide of Ukrainian people

The Moldovan Parliament on Thursday adopted a declaration recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the genocide of Ukrainian people.

Fifty-four deputies voted for the document, with not a single vote against it. A representative of the Moldavian Communist Party, Oleg Reidman, proposed to remove the declaration from the agenda before voting. Communist and Shor Party deputies left the session hall preceding the vote.

“The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, in the spirit of solidarity with Ukrainian people and for justice, declares the former USSR totalitarian regime is responsible for the act of premeditated genocide against Ukrainian people as a result of the Holodomor policy,” the declaration said.

The Moldovan Parliament called on all world parliaments and international institutions to demonstrate full solidarity with Ukraine and to give a correct assessment of the criminal acts committed in 1932-1933.

“Commemoration of Holodomor and commitment to universal human values obliges us to solidarity with Ukrainian people to stop the policy of genocide against Ukrainians in the XXI century and to save peace and freedom on the European continent,” the document declares.