LISBON (QHA) -
Portugal's Parliament agreed on a decision to recognise of the Holodomor in Ukraine of 1932-1933 as genocide. The corresponding document was published on the website of the Portuguese Republic Council.
 
Reportedly, the draft resolution was submitted by the Social Democratic Party of Portugal, and the Parliament has decided to "express solidarity with the Ukrainian people and recognize the genocide that killed about seven million [according to its text- Ed.] Ukrainians in 1932 and 1933 in Ukraine, and condemn all forms of totalitarianism and all kinds of violations and crimes against humanity, such as those occurred in 1930 in Ukraine ".
 
The resolution states that the Holodomor in Ukraine was a massacre carried out by the totalitarian Communist regime of Joseph Stalin.
 
December 2016, the Parliament of Ukraine appealed to the nations of the world to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
 
February 18 this year, Security Service of Ukraine made public the KGB archive documents proving the Soviet government was deliberately concealing the fact of the Holodomor in Ukraine. The documents have been published on the official website of the SBU to the day of birth of the Holodomor researcher James Mace, who first described the tragedy as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
 
Excerpts from the documents confirm the position of the Soviet authorities to block the investigation of foreign researches into the crime against the Ukrainian people.
Representatives of the USSR called any coverage of events in Ukraine of 1932-1933 an "anti-Soviet propaganda", saying that it that way the United States as an ideological opponent of the USSR intended to "destabilize the social and political situation" in the Soviet state.
 
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