by Miceál O’Hurley
DUBLIN – Diplomacy in Ireland – The European Diplomat joins victims of the Holodomor (the intentional starvation of Ukrainian people), the Ukrainian people and all victims of Genocide in remembering the starvation of millions of Ukrainians by the designs of Josef Stalin (1932-1933).
We unequivocally condemn acts of genocide, historical or present, and call upon the world to universally acknowledge each and every act of Genocide as a crime against humanity, as was the Holodomor.
To the millions who lost their lives, and the survivors in Ukraine whom today once again must confront an existential threat to their survival as a people and a State by Russia which has illegally, temporarily occupied Donbas and attempted to annex Crimea in violation of International Law, we stand in solidarity with the European Union, United States, Great Britain, Canada and the United Nations in condemning the violation of Ukraine’s internationally recognised borders and the death of more than 14,000 Ukrainians because of Russia’s use of armed forces to attempt to once again make Ukraine disappear from the sorority of free nations.
While we maintain our commitment to impartial reporting, we affirm that Genocide and the attempt to invade, occupy and annex a nation that is internationally recognised as a sovereign State, are issues upon which silence would be tantamount to acquiesence. We stand with international law, the truth of history, the European Union and United Nations, and all free peoples in demanding peace, justice and the return of Ukraine to her internationally recognised borders forthwith.