Anatoliy Chaban


International recognition of the 1932–1933 Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people is one of the important directions of the foreign policy of the young Ukrainian state. This issue is particularly significant in the time of intensive European integration, when the issue of recognition of Ukrainian self–identity in the circle of European civilized peoples arises.

The present article analyzes the current state of recognition of the 1932–33 Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian people, successes and problems on this path. This issue encounters fierce resistance from the Russian Federation and some of its allies. Despite this, Ukraine’s diplomacy has recently succeeded in initiating a number of proposals that have received significant support at the international, state and regional levels.

It is emphasized that the issue of international recognition of the 1932–33 Holodomor as the genocide against the Ukrainian people has a complex nature that embraces the historical, political, legal and humanitarian aspects, as well as it is fundamental and, in fact, becomes a criterion for the effectiveness of the diplomatic activities.


famine; Holodomor; recognition of genocide; commemoration of victims of the Holodomor at the international; state and regional levels


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