1932-33 Ukrainian famine was 'genocide'





Ukraine's parliament has voted in favour of declaring a Soviet-era famine an act of genocide against its people.

Historians say Soviet leader Joseph Stalin created the famine, confiscating the harvest of Ukrainian peasants to force them to join collective farms.

The bill was proposed by President Viktor Yushchenko, who wants the UN to also recognise the famine as genocide.

Up to 10 million people died during the 1932-1933 famine.


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