Croatia may soon recognize the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people30.11.2020
Ukraine recognized the Holodomor as an act of genocide aimed at the extermination of Ukrainians only in 2006. At present, only 17 countries have supported our state in this recognition. These are Australia, the Vatican, Georgia, Ecuador, Estonia, Canada, Colombia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Hungary, Portugal and the United States.
In addition to the states, the Holodomor was recognized as genocide by 6 churches (Catholic Church, Constantinople Orthodox Church and 4 Ukrainian churches – Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church–Kyiv Patriarchate and even Ukrainian Orthodox Church–Moscow Patriarchate .
Another 8 countries (Andorra, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Chile) condemned the Holodomor as an act of extermination, but did not use the term “genocide” in their recognition.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine cannot be called effecient in lobbying the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide around the world. Unlike, for example, the Israeli or even the Armenian foreign ministries. The sluggishness of official diplomacy encourages Ukrainian nationalists to act on the world stage alone. In 2018 and 2019, the delegation of National Corps established contacts in Croatia. And we have the first results. The first step has been taken towards the recognition of the Holodomor as genocide by official Zagreb.
On November 27, 2020, the Croatian Parliament broadcasted a speech by Marko Milanović Litre, a member of the Croatian Conservative Party (Hrvatska Konzervativna Stranka). The speech stated that the goal of the Holodomor was to destroy the Ukrainian nation. Marko (not yet a parliamentarian at the time of our delegation’s visit) was the host party during our trip to Croatia in 2019. He was the initiator of the Intermarium Support Group conference in Zagreb (postponed due to a pandemic).
We, the Ukrainians, are sincerely grateful for the position of the Croatian Conservative Party (Hrvatska Konzervativna Stranka) and the movement of the Croatian sovereignists (Hrvatski suverenisti) on whose behalf Marko Milanović Litre spoke.