President Petro Poroshenko has asked the German Parliament to recognize the Holodomor as act of genocide against the Ukrainian people. He said this during the meeting with President of Bundestag Norbert Lammert, the press service of the head of state.
Poroshenko said that the worsening situation in the Donbass, as well as the ongoing hybrid aggression by Russia.
In this context the interlocutors stressed the importance of maintaining the unity and solidarity to respond effectively to the existing threats to peace and security.
The parties agreed on the importance of policy support sanctions against Russia until full compliance with the Minsk agreements.
The two sides also discussed Ukraine’s progress on the path of reforms and the corresponding ability of the Bundestag to support the efforts of Ukrainian government in this direction.
Poroshenko and Lammert underlined the importance of accelerating the granting Ukrainians a visa-free regime and ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.
The parties also noted the importance of the “Day of Ukraine” in the spring of this year in the Bundestag, which will be an occasion to showcase the achievements of Ukraine in implementing reforms and investment opportunities in Ukraine.
On January 24 within the framework of the official visit to Finland Poroshenko urged the Finnish Parliament to take a decision on recognition of the Holodomor as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
In early December 2016 the Verkhovna Rada appealed to the democracies of the world to recognize the Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine a genocide of the Ukrainian people.