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To recall, in April of this year, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasily Bodnar wrote a letter to Ukrainian officials, where he asked the latter to refrain from using the "Armenian Genocide" term. The letter specifically states that Ukraine does not recognize the Armenian Genocide, and the diplomat asked Ukrainian officials to refrain from participating in commemorative events on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and refuse to use this term. Such behavior of the official was sharply criticized by MP of Ukraine Daria Volodina. "My personal opinion is that it is necessary to conduct an internal investigation in relation to Mr. Bodnar. In such letters, to name a country that is our strategic partner, indicating its belonging to one or another geopolitical alliance or country, is completely inappropriate behavior to a diplomat, "the MP said.
To note, Ukraine has not officially recognized the Armenian Genocide. But, now under consideration in the Verkhovna Rada is a draft resolution initiated by People's MP Anton Polyakov "Draft Resolution on the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide" (registration No. 2376 of 11/05/2019).