The US state of Ohio has recognized Holodomor as genocide against the Ukrainian people, as reported by the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States on Facebook.
"The State of Ohio has joined in the recognition of the Holodomor [famine] in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people. State Governor John Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor issued the proclamation," the statement said.
Thus, to date, Holodomor has been recognized as genocide in 12 US States: Ohio, Missouri, Washington, Wisconsin, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Kansas.
On June 15, the Governor of the US state of Illinois proclaimed 2018 a year of commemoration for the victims of the Holodomor Genocide in Ukraine, which took place in 1932-1933.
The parliaments of a number of countries have also adopted similar resolutions, including Canada, Australia, Georgia, Poland, Portugal, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Chile.
In November 2015, the Ukrainian Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences released data showing that Ukraine lost 3.9 million or 13 percent of its entire population due to high mortality rate in 1932-1934 as a result of Holodomor (famine).
According to the researchers, 8.7 million people starved to death during that period in the whole of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.