Kyiv Post | 27Apr2010 | Interfax-Ukraine
Yanukovych: Famine of 1930s was
not genocide against Ukrainians
The famine of 1932-1933 was a common tragedy that struck Ukrainians and
other Soviet peoples, and it cannot be regarded as an act of genocide
against the Ukrainian people, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
told PACE members in Strasbourg [on 27Apr2010].
"The Holodomor was in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. It was
the result of Stalin's totalitarian regime. But it would be wrong and
unfair to recognize the Holodomor as an act of genocide against one
nation," Yanukovych said.
"It was a common tragedy for all people who lived in the former Soviet
Union," he said.