It is now generally recognised that the Ukranian famine of 1932/3 was an artificial famine created as part of Stalin's war on the Russian peasantry and Ukraine in general. Estimates of deaths range up to 7 million although Synder in 'Bloodlands' beleives that 3.5 million died.
The famine was initiated when the Bolsheviks attempted to force peasants into collective farms and to requisition food. That didn't work so Stalin, directly through Kaganovich who was put in charge, tricked them by allowing a return to private farming but then sending in the NKVD and party to seize all the food they could get their hands on. They were billeted with the peasants and apart from stealing their food were also prone to gang-rape.
Cannibalism was also common. There are descriptions of families eating their children and in an orphanage, of children slicing flesh off a little girl who herself was eating some of it. Perhaps we are just as well not knowing all the details of what happened in our Holodomor.