Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman calls on Israel
to engage in a social dialogue and to jointly explore the historical truth
about the tragedy of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in
Ukraine. He said this during a meeting with co-Chairman of the
Ukrainian-Israeli Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic
Cooperation, Minister of Environmental
Protection, Minister of Jerusalem
Affairs and Heritage of Israel Zeev Elkin.
According to Volodymyr Groysman, such a step will lay the
foundation for the recognition of the Holodomor as
the genocide aganist the Ukrainian people by Israel
in the future.
"Our request is to enquire into this issue. I consider
that the Jewish people will have a lot discoveries about how many dozens
thousands of Jews had died at the times of the Holodomor,
and therefore will launch a dialogue on the study into this issue. When we
study into this topic, a lot of questions in the mind will change and we will
have a chance to approach to this issue (recognition by Israel of the Holodomor as the genocide against the Ukrainian
people)", said Volodymyr Groysman.
Previously, the issue of recognition of the Holodomor as an act of genocide was discussed during the
talks of the Prime Minister of Ukraine with President of Israel Reuven Rivlin and Speaker of the
Knesset Yuli Edelstein that were held in the
framework of the current official visit of Volodymyr Groysman to the State of