Staunton, November 23 – Today, Ukrainians and their supporters across the world a day in memory of the Holdomor, Stalin’s terror famine against the peasantry in Ukraine, a crime which resulted in the deaths of more than four million people, most from starvation but many from the actions of Soviet force structures.
Since the nature of that crime began to be widely discussed in the 1980s, a debate has raged as to whether or not this action should be called a genocide. Some object to doing so because Stalin’s policies resulted in the deaths of millions of peasants in other republics, while others do because it helped the Soviet industrialization that contributed to the defeat of Hitler.
But with each passing year, evidence is mounting that Stalin’s actions in Ukraine, whatever other motives were behind them and whatever additional purposes they served, were an act of genocide, a crime against humanity for which there is and cannot be any statute of limitations.
Igor Khsiv, a Ukrainian political analyst, tells Yarina Lazko of the Yenicag news agency, that Stalin didn’t launch the Holodmor overnight and just use the Red Army to block villagers from coming to the cities for food and thus escaping death. Instead, the Kremlin dictator had been planning the operation for “about three years” (yenicag.ru/vo-vremya-golodomora-krasnaya-armiya-blo/324486/