Despite the resistance of top politicians, the Ukrainian court put an end to the Holodomor case
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On January 13, 2010, the Kyiv Court of Appeal, on the proposal of the SBU, found the leaders of the Bolshevik regime guilty of the Holodomor of 1932-1933.
The hearing in the case began on January 12 . The next day, Judge Viktor Skavronik considered the criminal case. The court decision confirmed the conclusions of the SBU investigators about the organization and implementation of the 1932-1933 genocide of Ukrainians on the territory of the Ukrainian SSR. On January 21, 2010, the court decision came into force.
Secretary General Joseph Stalin was convicted for organizing the crime, the then head of the Extraordinary Commission in Ukraine for Collectivization Vyacheslav Molotov, Secretary of the Moscow Regional Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks Lazar Kaganovich, Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine (Bolsheviks) and supporter of repression Pavel Postyshev, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the CP(b)U Stanislav Kosior, Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Ukrainian SSR Vlas Chubar and Mendel Khatayevich, responsible for grain procurement. strong>
"This decision restores historical justice and gives a chance to build Ukraine on honest and democratic principles," commented the then President of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko.
The court closed the criminal case in connection with the death of the perpetrators, because the legislation of Ukraine does not provide for the punishment of the dead.
Most Ukrainians approvingly assessed the court's decision. He was also supported by the then President of the Political Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Goran Lindblad. Speaker of ParliamentVladimir Lytvyn, opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych and the first President strong>Leonid Kravchuk. The decision was also condemned by the then speaker of the State Duma of Russia Boris Gryzlov. Stalin's grandson Yevgeny Dzhugashvili appealed to the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine with a request to open a criminal case against the SBU investigators who handled the case, and the judge who made the decision.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich