SBU names three organizers of Holodomor


The Head of Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU], Valentin Nalyvaichenko has told TV Channel 5 that the criminal file over Holodomor 1932-1933 could be submitted to the court by the end of the year.

“By about the end of the year, if the expert assessments are in, there are all legal grounds for the investigators to make their procedural conclusion in the case and pass it to the court”, he stated. “This means that in the conclusion, through the criminal investigation, the organizers of the crime of genocide – Holodomor will be identified.”

Mr Nalyvaichenko stated that the investigators had identified the organizers who occupied leading posts in the Ukrainian Bolshevik Party. This was Stanislav Kosior who was Secretary of the Central Committee of the Ukrainian Communist Party; Pavlo “Postyshev whom Stalin and Molotov in January 1933 sent to the Kharkiv region. He head the Kharkiv region, bringing the crime to its logical conclusion”. “The third official was (Vlas) Chubar who was also at that time in the Ukrainian Council of People’s Deputies”.

“We need in accordance with legislation to prove the guilt of these people in court… After that, I am convinced, those criminals who perpetrated crimes against humanity should be tried and stripped of any privileges”. Mr Nalyvaichenko believes that after this it will be necessary to approach local councils and bodies of local self-government to get monuments to them removed.

In response to a question about the norm in Ukrainian legislation which does not allow the passing of a verdict on a deceased person, Mr Nalyvaichenko said that in Ukraine a precedent could be applied when crimes against humanity do not have any time bar.

He also promised that the criminal file regarding Holodomor would be declassified.

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