finchannel.com | 23Dec2009 | SBU
SBU to convey to PGO materials in
1932-33 Holodomor case by December 29, 2009
The FINANCIAL -- The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is intent of
conveying materials in a criminal case upon the fact of committing
genocide of the Ukrainian people in 1932 and 1933 to the
Prosecutor-General’s Office (PGO) before 2010, reads a statement made
by the press service to President Viktor Yuschenko.
According to the statement, Yuschenko on December 22, 2009 ran an
conference on progress in the investigation into the 1932-33 Holodomor
(Great Famine) case.
At the conference SBU deputy chairman Mykola Herasimenko reported to
the president that the investigators had discovered a mechanism of
genocide against the Ukrainian nation.
It goes of segregating populations by paramilitary troops and militia,
putting districts and separate settlements on the so-called 'black
boards', on complete seizure of properties, clothes, foodstuffs, on
prohibiting trade, endless searches and repressions.
"Mykola Herasimenko says the case is almost solved and materials in a
week will be handed over to the Prosecutor-General’s Office," the
The SBU deputy chairman also stresses, the materials he studied in the
order of control prove the fact of genocide.
"Judging from the materials he [Herasimenko] studied in the order of
control he confirmed, the fact of genocide found place," the statement
Acting chairman of the Institute of National Memory, Ihor Yukhnovskyi,
also marks the hunger stroke the main blow from January to May 1933,
while a political catalyst for the repressions expanded against the
peasantry was the speech by the USSR leader Joseph Stalin of January 1,
The investigation found and declassified more than 3,500 documents,
including those signed by Stalin, that contain direct indications of
the genocide committed.
Moreover, they discovered more than 13,600 populated areas in 18
regions whose dwellers suffered from Holodomor, of the about 12,000
They also found about 1.847 million of Holodomor victims, of them about
a half included on the national memory book.
Cumulative losses of the Ukrainian population caused by the famine
total 10.063 million people.
In all more than 3,500 of sites of mass burying of Holodomor victims
have been discovered in Ukraine, of them 857 of such places exposed in
course of the investigation.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, the Security Service of Ukraine in
May opened a criminal case upon the fact of genocide against the
Ukrainian people in 1932 and 1933.