President of the Ukrainian World Congress Eugene Czolij said this while commenting on the adoption by the U.S. Senate of a resolution recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine as genocide against the Ukrainian people.
"The Ukrainian World Congress is very grateful to the Senate of the United States for this historic resolution, congratulates the Ukrainian diaspora in the United States led by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America on this milestone in Holodomor recognition and urges the U.S. House of Representatives to adopt similar recognition in honor of the victims of the Holodomor," Czolij said.
Last week, the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution reaffirming the conclusions of the U.S. Commission on the Ukraine Famine (dated April 22, 1988) regarding "genocide against the Ukrainians." The resolution also condemns the systematic violations of human rights, including the freedom of self-determination and freedom of speech, of the Ukrainian people by the Soviet government.
The document also extends its deepest sympathies to the victims, survivors of the famine, and their families, and encourages dissemination of information regarding the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in order to expand the world's knowledge of this manmade tragedy.