"Among many issues discussed by the deputies of the Portuguese city of Braga was the tragic fate of Ukraine. With the majority of votes they recognized the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. Official results on the positions of the local party cells will be published, but it is known that the Communists voted against," reads the statement.
"This decision is a significant step towards improving the positive image of Ukraine abroad, as well as the next contribution of the Ukrainian community to the development of relations with the Portuguese community and one more step towards the European integration of our country," the newspaper quotes Father Vasyl Bundziak, who has been engaged in priestly activities in Portugal since 2003.
Braga is a municipality and a city in Portugal, in the Braga district. It is located in the northern part of the country. It is the oldest city in Portugal.