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Spanish Senate Committee Urges to Recognize Holodomor as Genocide of Ukrainian People

The Spanish Senate Foreign Affairs Committee has passed a resolution, which includes the recognition of the Holodomor of 1932-33 as a genocide against the Ukrainian people. This decision was announced in a statement on the Spanish Senate’s website.

Of the committee’s members, 29 voted in favor of the resolution, two abstained, and none opposed it.

In its resolution, the committee urges the Spanish government to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine unequivocally, demand an immediate halt to the military aggression, and support Ukraine’s legitimate defense of sovereignty and territorial integrity by providing material resources, including military aid, logistical support, training, and joint exercises in coordination with European and international partners.

Furthermore, the senators call on the government to recognize and condemn the Soviet Union’s genocide against the Ukrainian people throughout history, particularly referencing the Holodomor.

“The invasion of Ukraine is an attack on the values of freedom, progress, and peace on which European democracies are based. Spain must promote initiatives aimed at ending the conflict,” said the author of the initiative, Senator Teresa-Maria Belmonte.

The Holodomor has already been acknowledged as genocide by the parliaments of approximately three dozen countries worldwide, as well as by the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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