Embassy of Ukraine in Canada | 10Dec2009 | Press Office
Посольства України в Канаді
Office of the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
de la Presse d’Ambassade d’Ukraine au Canada
December 10, 2009
Investigation of the criminal
artificially created Famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933
On 22 May 2009 the Security Service of Ukraine opened a criminal case
based on the commission of genocide in Ukraine in 1932 through 1933,
which is a criminal offence stipulated in Part 1, Article 442
“Genocide” of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The case was initiated on grounds
of an address by MPs H.Omelchenko and O.Chornovolenko, NGO
representatives as well as being based on documents received after the
issues were examined by the SSU.
The pre-trial investigation has found
that: in the peace time of 1928-1931 the Secretary of the Central
Committee of the Communist Party, J.Stalin, and other Soviet leaders
perpetrated systematic and large-scale acts of repression and
persecution of the Ukrainian intelligentsia, clergy, and peasantry.
Those were done by the Bolshevik authorities by way of legal
persecution, executions, deportations beyond the boundaries of Ukraine,
and the confiscation of property. The years of 1932-1933 were the
climax of the mass extermination of millions of Ukrainians by the
totalitarian regime which resulted in artificially created famine.
The Security Service of Ukraine has gathered irrefutable evidence which
proves that the highest leadership of the Soviet Union committed crimes
against humanity with the use of the following mechanisms:
- the isolation of the territory of Ukraine by specially armed
detachments, military and police units;
- approving of decisions to put districts and populated areas down in
the “black boards”, block them with military forces, bar populace from
leaving these territories, confiscate nourishment produce, and ban
- limit free movement of peasantry out of Ukraine to look for food;
- installment of fines paid in kind;
- executing constant searches with the confiscation of belongings, food
and seed stores.
Committal of genocide in 1932-1933 is testified by:
found and declassified documents of the Communist party and
other executive organs, including those signed by I.V.Stalin;
death registration acts folios of 1932-1933, that proved mass
population death through artificially organized starvation;
- testimonial evidences of 1730 witnesses and victims of criminal acts
of totalitarian regime;
- 857 mass
burials of genocide victims;
settlements, kolkhozes (collective farms), rural villages and
areas of Ukraine, where executive power imposed a regime based of so
the called “black desks”, according to which the armed regiments and
troops blocked these settlements, trade was forbidden, foodstuffs,
clothes, property were confiscated. In reality, these acts were
directed at the extermination of civil population by starvation;
- 400 found
and declassified documents of State Institutional Archive
of the SBU which proved the starvation had been artificially organized
by the executive power;
- archive documents of the diplomatic missions of foreign countries;
- archive documents that proved the mass resettling of ethnic Russians
- documentary photos revealing the tragic events of Holodomor of
The results of the
investigation proved that the Genocide through
1932-1933, which did the most damage to the central and eastern
territories of Ukraine, was introduced by the Bolshevik regime.
Forensic medical, as well as historic-demographical examinations are
underway to reveal the cause of deaths and the figures of body count in
the years 1932-1933.
The comprehensive juridical and historical examination of the
preconditions which led to the mass extermination of the Ukrainian
people is at its final stages.
The Security Service of Ukraine in its investigation applies the
provisions of the international law with the aim of collecting evidence
of the Genocide against the Ukrainian people in other countries. In
this respect, the SSU has forwarded petitions of juridical assistance
to law-enforcement bodies of Austria, Belarus, United Kingdom,
Kazakhstan, Moldova, Italy, USA, Russia, Germany, and Poland.
The results of the investigations of the criminal case will enable the
competent authorities to adopt the correct juridical decisions
regarding the perpetrators of the Genocide in Ukraine.
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Olena Zakharova, Press secretary
Embassy of Ukraine in Canada
Tel.: 613-230-2961 ext. 105