American state of Wyoming recognizes Holodomor as genocide

American state of Wyoming recognizes Holodomor as genocide

Wyoming has become the 32nd American state to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide against the Ukrainian people and declared November as a month of remembrance of the Ukrainian Holodomor genocide.

Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Markarova announced this on her Facebook page on Sunday, Ukrinform reports.

She also thanked Mark Gordon, the governor of Wyoming, "for his solidarity with Ukraine", and the Ukrainian community "in all states for an active campaign to honor the memory of the Holodomor victims by organizing educational events about this terrible crime of the Soviet regime against Ukrainians committed 90 years ago."

She reminded that traditionally, on the last Saturday of November, Ukrainians all over the world light candles in memory of the Holodomor victims.

Read also: Welsh Parliament recognizes Holodomor as genocide against Ukrainian people

In Washington, a commemoration ceremony will be held at the Holodomor Memorial on November 25.

According to an Ukrinform correspondent in New York, this year's memorial service for the Holodomor victims, which is traditionally held in St. Patrick's Cathedral, the city's main Catholic church, will be held on November 18.

There are 50 states in the United States.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, the U.S. states of Washington, Maryland and Arizona have previously recognized the Holodomor as genocide.

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