Yuschenko targets genocide denial

Ukraine’s president said those who deny the Holocaust or the
Ukrainian famine of the 1930s should
be prosecuted.
Yuschenko made the statement Monday in Kiev at a memorial event marking
the 75th anniversary of Holodomor, as the 1932-1933 famine is known in Ukraine.
Holodomor, which was caused by Soviet policies under Stalin, is widely regarded as an act of genocide in which millions of
ethnic Ukrainians died.
“I’m asking the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine to pass a bill on
criminal responsibility for genocide denial,” Yuschenko said, adding that the
bill could be similar to legislation prohibiting Holocaust denial in
several European countries.

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