At its meeting on Thursday, the Parliament of Moldova adopted a declaration recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
54 deputies voted for the document, there was not a single vote against. A representative of the Communist Party of Moldova, Oleg Reidman, suggested removing the declaration from the agenda before the vote.
Before the vote, deputies from the Communists and the “Shor” party left the session hall.
“The Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, in the spirit of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and in the name of justice, declares that the Bolshevik totalitarian regime of the former USSR as a result of the Holodomor policy is responsible for the act of deliberate genocide against the Ukrainian people,” the declaration reads.
The Parliament of Moldova also appealed to all parliaments of the world, international institutions to show full solidarity with Ukraine and give a correct assessment of the criminal acts committed in 1932-1933.
“The memory of the Holodomor and commitment to universal human values obliges us to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people in order to end the policy of genocide of the Ukrainian people in the 21st century and save peace and freedom on the European continent,” the document reads.
Earlier on Thursday, the upper house of the Irish Parliament also recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
On the eve Romanian deputies and senators voted at a joint meeting for the Declaration of the Romanian Parliament on the condemnation of the deliberate famine (Holodomor) suffered by the Ukrainian people as a result of the Soviet occupation in 1932-1933.