Councils recognising Holodomor

As part of the campaign for recognition, Ukrainian community members are working with their local councils to seek resolutions acknowledging the Holodomor as an act of genocide against the Ukrainian nation.

A historic first was achieved on 4 September 2008, with Keighley Town Council adopting a resolution, which supported a motion proposed by Mykola Lajsczuk to recognise the Holodomor as genocide. This was closely followed by a resolution passed by Rochdale Borough Council on 10 October, calling on the three party leaders and Members of Parliament to request that Britain officially recognises the Holodomor as an act of genocide.  Since then, the following councils have also recognised the Holodomor as genocide:Bolton, Bradford and Kirklees.

The Ukrainian community in Keighley preparing for the Torch of Remembrance ceremony

The Ukrainian community outside Rochdale's Town Hall before the Torch of Remembrance ceremony