Appeal Court condemns Stalin and other leaders over Holodomor


On 13 January the Kyiv Court of Appeal heard the criminal case initiated and investigated by the Security Service [SBU] over the perpetrating of Holodomor-Genocide in Ukraine in 1932-1933.

The court ruling upheld the conclusions by SBU investigators regarding the organization in 1932-1933 on the territory of the Ukrainian SSR by the leadership of the Bolshevik totalitarian regime of the genocide of the Ukrainian national group, that is, the artificial creation of living conditions directed at their partial physical destruction. Those indicted are: Joseph Stalin, Molotov; Secretaries of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Kaganovich and Pavel Postyshev; Stanislav Kosior; Vlas Chubar; Mendel Khatayevych.

In accordance with the conclusion of the demographic expert opinion carried out as part of the criminal investigation by the Institute of Demography and Social Research, as a result of the genocide 3 million 941 thousand people died in Ukraine.

The court found that Stalin, Molotov, Kaganovich, Kaganovich, Postyshev, Kosior, Chubar and  Khatayevych guilty of the crime of genocide as set down in Article 442 § 1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and terminated the criminal proceedings on the basis of Article 6 § 8.1 of the Criminal Procedure Code in connection with the perpetrators no longer being alive.

From the report by the SBU Press Service

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