Kyiv Post | 17Dec2009 | Interfax-Ukraine
PACE won't call
'Ukrainian genocide' Great Famine of the 1930
Paris, December 17 (Interfax) - The Parliamentary Assembly
of the Council of Europe's (PACE) Political Affairs Committee approved
Russian amendments to the report on the Great Famine of the 1930s in
the former Soviet Union and rejected Ukrainian amendments in Paris,
deputy head of the Russian delegation to the Assembly and First Deputy
Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee, Leonid
Slutsky, told Interfax.
"The amendments of Ukrainian parliamentarians, which applied the notion
of genocide to Ukrainians who died in the Great Famine years, were
rejected by the majority of Committee members," he said.
All the Russian amendments gained support, he said.
"Thus the Ukrainian attempt to use the tragedy to start anti-Russian
rhetoric in the Assembly failed," he said.
Assembly Vice-President Mevlut Cavusoglu (Turkey) will make a report on
the Great Famine of the 1930s at the January session. He visited a
number of Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Kazakh regions in fall to
prepare his report.
The Ukrainian delegation raised the issue at the Assembly in April
[W.Z. There are a great many good comments at the end of this article, but we will only append one.]
Guest, Guest |
December 18 at 04:11
Why was Kyiv Post satisfied with an Interfax report that ONLY obtained a
quote from the deputy head of the Russian delegation to the Assembly and First
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma International Affairs Committee, Leonid
Slutsky? Is Kyiv Post not interested in the Ukrainian readers it allegedly serves?
Where is the quote from a representative of Ukraine's government? Sloppy,