Portugal recognized Holodomor in Ukraine as a genocide

The Parliament of Portugal adopted a resolution on the recognition of the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide, according to the web site of Portuguese government. It was announced that Portugal recognizes and condemns the genocide of Ukrainians in 1932-1933 by "Stalin's totalitarian communist regime."

"To express solidarity with the people of Ukraine and recognize [Holodomor] as a genocide, which resulted in the deaths of 7 million Ukrainians in 1932-1933 in Ukraine," the resolution reads.

The document also notes that Portuguese MPs urge "to condemn all forms of totalitarianism and crimes against humanity, such as those that occurred in the 1930s in Ukraine." In December the Verkhovna Rada appealed to democratic states to recognize the Holodomor in Ukraine as genocide.

The Holodomor was a man-made famine of Soviet Ukraine in the 1930s that claimed the lives of millions of Ukrainians.

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