Erin Littlekin claims in the afternote of The Memory Keeper of Kyiv that:
Between 1932 and 1933, one in every eight Ukrainians died in this manmade famine. And it was absolutely manmade. During this time, the USSR exported tons of apples and tomato paste, barrels of pickles, honey, milk, and almost two million tons of grain in 1932 alone. Stores of crops, rotting sometimes as they awaited exportation, sat at railway stations and on the sides of roads under guard while the people starved within sight of them. Grain procurement quotas were kept unreasonably high, even though the spring seed grain had already been seized and the farmers of Ukraine had nothing left to give.
Across the Soviet Union, food shortages resulting from the chaos of collectivization and dekulakization, and Stalin's refusal to lower grain quotas in the wake of these issues, lead to an estimated 8.7 million deaths... In August 1932, Stalin issued a statewide decree known as "The Law of Five Stalks of Grain," calling for ten years' imprisonment or death for anyone caught taking any state-owned property - which, to be clear, was everything - even a handful of grain, rotten potatoes from a field, or fish from a stream.
The author also cites laws like an internal passport system as evidence that Stalin was targeting Ukraine in particular (because Ukrainian nationalism was seen as a potential threat to Soviet ideology).
Do historians generally agree with the above analysis? Are such statistics and laws generally regarded as conclusive evidence that the famine was created intentionally?