“They are trying to repeat the Great Famine.” So Russia bombs all the fields – time

Giada Oricchio

Russia wants a repeat of the Holodomor. Ukrainian social networking channel sounded the alarm News. The account posted on Twitter a video horrifying because of its brutality: Two soldiers from Kyiv were seen extinguishing fires in a field of wheat, of which Ukraine is the second largest exporter in the world. The clip was accompanied by words of denunciation by the President of the Presidential Office Andrei Yermak: “The Russian Federation is trying to repeat the Holodomor: invaders bombard the fields with incendiary bullets to destroy the crop.”

Holodomor is the name Ukrainians used to define the famine, exacerbated by Stalin’s USSR, that killed millions in 1932 and 1933. A joint UN declaration in 2003 acknowledged that it was the result of repressive policies and “cruel” actions aimed at forcibly Reinvestment of agricultural wealth in industry.

In the second half of the 1920s, Stalin imposed that all the territory of Ukraine be under the control of Russia, but the kulaks (private small entrepreneurs) revolted and the consequences were dire. The forced labor of the Soviet state was especially violent: first, the collectivization of lands and removal of the kulaks, and then deportation to labor camps. The peasant population knelt and the death rate exceeded the birth rate. On October 23, 2008, the European Parliament, in its resolution, recognized Holodomor as a crime against humanity.

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