Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that for Ukraine the Holodomor of 1932-1933 is genocide, not social or economic tragedy. He said this in an interview with The Times of Israel, which was published on January 19.
” Many countries have recognized that Holodomor is a genocide. And I know that Israel understands this, and understands that Ukraine has recognized the Holocaust as genocide. For Ukraine, it’s not a social or economic tragedy. It’s a genocide. Millions of Ukrainians were destroyed. “- said Zelensky in his interview.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed his belief that in the future more and more countries will recognize the Holodomor as a genocide of the Ukrainian one. ” I’m sure that in the future, every part of the world will recognize that Holodomor is a huge tragedy for Ukraine, and was actually the destruction of Ukrainian people. There was a lot of silence in different media because of the policies of the USSR, because the USSR was hiding all the information. It was hiding the records, it was hiding the locations of mass graves. There was not enough information about this. That’s how history was made. So we understand that there are different histories. But I am sure that in the future, people will understand what is the history of Ukraine and what are the real facts. Millions of Ukrainians were destroyed during Holodomor. “
The Head of the Ukrainian State is confident that in the future people will understand the real facts from the history of Ukraine.
Anti-Semitism in Ukraine
Zelensky also noted that the level of anti-Semitism in Ukraine is one of the lowest in Europe. “We have very interesting statistical information, that will be very interesting for Israel. There is a published Pew Research Center poll from 2018, that assessed the level of anti-Semitism in Europe. And the lowest level of anti-Semitism was in Ukraine.”