Stephen Tafrov, former representative of Bulgaria to the United Nations, informed that Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, appreciated the Bulgarian Parliament for recognizing Gladomor from 1932-33. for the genocide of the Ukrainian people.
The Holodomor was an artificial starvation of Ukrainians commanded by the Soviet authorities in 1932–1933. It was recognized as genocide against the Ukrainian people by the Bulgarian Parliament on February 1. 134 MPs voted in favour of the document, while 26 opposed it.
Ukrainian President Zelensky said, “I am grateful to the Bulgarian Parliament for recognizing Gladomor from 1932-33. for the genocide of the Ukrainian people. This step pays tribute to the millions of Gladomor victims and restores historical justice. Bulgaria’s gesture of solidarity will always be remembered in Ukraine”.
The Russian government, led by Vladimir Putin, rejects that famine was a planned genocide against Ukrainians and instead views it as a “tragedy” that devastated the Soviet Union.
As per Wikipedia, a man-made famine known as the Holodomor was started by the Soviet Union in 1932 and peaked in the late spring of 1933. It was a component of a larger Soviet famine that led to widespread starvation in Kazakhstan and Soviet Russia’s grain-growing regions.
But several politically motivated measures and orders, most of which were directed against Ukraine, increased the death toll from the Ukrainian famine.
The Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, who wanted to collectivize agriculture in 1929, was the main reason for this famine. Collectivization resulted in a decline in output, the disarray of the rural economy, and a food shortage. In various regions of Ukraine, it also inspired several peasant uprisings, including armed uprisings.
Food requests rose, but the relief was insufficient despite increasing famine. In the winter of 1932–1933, the crisis peaked, which resulted in the death of more than 3.9 individuals.