Kyiv: In the United Nations, 38 member states co-authored the Declaration on the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor 1932-1933.
The "Ukrinform" (The National News Agency of Ukraine) was informed about this by the speaker of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations Oleg Nikolenko.
"For the first time, the declaration condemned the policy of the Stalinist regime, forced collectivization and confiscation of food, which led to the death of a significant part of the Ukrainian people. It was also noted that archives should be opened to establish historical truth and raise awareness of the causes and consequences of the tragedy," he stated.
As Nikolenko noted, the document was prepared on the initiative of Ukraine. However, compared with the previous declarations on the anniversary of the Holodomor, the number of states that joined it as co-authors has significantly increased.
"Among the new signatories are Chile, which is the first among Latin American countries to join the Ukrainian initiative, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Montenegro from the Balkan region, neutral Switzerland, and Portugal and the Netherlands. The list includes countries in the Middle East, Europe, and North and Latin America "he stated.
Recall, the leaders of the countries and global organizations that participated in the G20 summit in Argentina agreed a joint declaration that covers the areas and prerequisites for development and global economic growth.