On Monday, May 22, the Washington State Senate unanimously approved a resolution calling Holodomor an act of genocide of the people of Ukraine, according to Voice of America.
”The Holodomor was a genocide committed by Joseph Stalin and the Soviet regime against the people of Ukrainian,” reads the document, Voice of America reports.
Now the Day of Remembrance of Victims of the Holodomor is officially recognized by the legislatures of several states, including California. However, the Holodomor has not been specified as genocide in the documents.
See also: Memorial to Ukrainian Holodomor dedicated in Washington, DC
Republican Senator Mark Milosia introduced the resolution to the Senate, while Ukrainian diaspora led by Honorary Consul of Ukraine for Washington and Oregon States Valeriy Holoborodko lobbied the adoption of the document.
Representatives of the state`s Russian diaspora spoke against the resolution.
See also: Remembrance Day of the Holodomor (Famine Genocide) 1932-33 years