This is reported by “European truth”.
Deputies from the Social Democratic Party, the Greens, the Free Democratic Party, and the opposition Christian Democratic Union prepared a non-partisan resolution calling for the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide
“Famine and repressions affected all of Ukraine, and not just its grain-producing regions. From today’s point of view, the historical and political classification as genocide is obvious. The German Bundestag shares this classification,” the document says.
The document notes that the forced famine was also aimed at “the political suppression of the Ukrainian national consciousness.” Mass deaths from starvation were not the result of crop failure, but are the responsibility of the political leadership of the Soviet Union, led by Joseph Stalin. “Thus, the Holodomor is a crime against humanity,” the parliamentarians say.
“The Holodomor occurred at the time of the most massive crimes against humanity on the European continent, the brutality of which was unthinkable until then. These include the Holocaust of European Jews in its historical uniqueness, the war crimes of the Wehrmacht and the planned murder of millions of innocent civilians as part of the racist German war of extermination in the East, for which Germany bears historic responsibility,” the resolution reads.
The deputies call on the federal government to remember the victims of the Holodomor and promote its international publicity – for example, through educational programs. The government should also oppose “any attempt to launch one-sided Russian historical narratives.”
The Bundestag was attended by Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Oleksiy Makeev and former ambassador, and now Deputy Foreign Minister Andriy Melnyk.
In past years, the German Foreign Ministry opposed the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide.
Recall that on November 24, the Upper House of the Parliament of Ireland, as well as the Parliament of Moldova, recognized the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian people, and the Romanian Parliament recognized the Holodomor as a crime against humanity and the Ukrainian people.