The state of North Carolina recognizes Holodomor as genocide against Ukrainian people

The American state of North Carolina recognized Holodomor 1932-1933 as genocide against the Ukrainian people and became the 19th state to join the commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the tragedy, according to the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in the USA.

On October 4, the US Senate officially recognized Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people. On October 10, the state of Utah officially recognized Holodomor as genocide and declared November 24 a Memorial Day for the Ukrainian victims.

As of today, Holodomor has been recognized as genocide in 19 American states. Moreover, in June, the governor of Illinois declared 2018 the Year of Memory of the victims of the Holodomor in Ukraine.

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

In November 2015, the Ukrainian Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences released data showing that Ukraine lost 3.9 million or 13 percent of its entire population due to high mortality rate in 1932-1934 as a result of Holodomor (famine).

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