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Lords considers case for recognising the Ukrainian Holodomor as a genocide

24 November 2023

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On Thursday 23 November, members of the House of Lords debated the case for recognising the Ukrainian Holodomor as a genocide.


Lord Risby (Conservative), former chair of the British-Ukrainian Society, put forward the debate. 

During debates, members can put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to areas of concern.     

Members speaking 

Contributing members included:

Opening the debate, Lord Risby said:

'Restoring historical justice and honouring the memory of millions of innocent victims is more pressing than ever.'

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Minister of State in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, responded on behalf of the government:

'I am grateful to my noble friend Lord Risby for securing this debate and maintaining a spotlight on the horrors inflicted on the Ukrainian people during the Holodomor...we must never stop learning from those events, nor allow the millions who perished to be forgotten.'

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Find out more about the issues discussed in the House of Lords Library briefing.

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