Ukrainian Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution Commemorating 85th Anniversary of Holodomor Famine-Genocide

Nov 7, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Ukrainian Caucus Co-Chairs, Reps. Sander Levin (D-MI), Andy Harris (R-MD), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), today introduced a resolution commemorating the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor Famine-Genocide.

The resolution honors the estimated seven to 10 million Ukrainian people who perished at the will of the totalitarian Stalinist government of the former Soviet Union, which perpetrated a premeditated famine in the winter of 1932-1933 in Ukraine in a concerted effort to break the nation's resistance to communist occupation. 

“We must solemnly remember the millions of Ukrainians who lost their lives in the Holodomor Famine-Genocide and shine a spotlight on the truth. This monument represents our hopes, our shared values, and the humanity that binds us,” the Members said.

The full text of the resolution can be found here. The Holodomor Famine-Genocide Memorial opened in Washington, D.C. in 2015, with the support of the bipartisan Ukraine Caucus.