Friday, March 1, 2024

KKE on EU Parliament's Resolution for Navalny's death

Concerning the European Parliament's resolution on the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ("JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the murder of Alexei Navalny and the need for EU action in support of political prisoners and oppressed civil society in Russia"), the EU Parliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) underlines with particular concern “the fierce geo-political competition, the intentions and the evolving dangerous games surrounding Navalny's death”, part of which is the relevant resolution of the EU Parliament”. 
As the KKE MEPs stress out (here in Greek), “The KKE has positioned itself and denounced the leadership of capitalist Russia for its invasion of Ukraine within the context of its competition with the USA, NATO and the EU. The KKE has positioned itself against anti-people, anti-democratic measures, discrimination towards communists and anti-communism practiced by the Russian leadership.”

“But in no way the KKE is going to get involved in the geopolitical games played by the EU and NATO with Russia over Navalny's death, which with mathematical precision lead to a new escalation of the competition and are fueled by both sides of the imperialist war in Ukraine. Both with Macron's threats concerning the dispatch of NATO and EU military forces in Ukraine, as well as Putin's unacceptable statements about nuclear war”.

“Additionally, the KKE doesn't share the heroization of an agent like Navalny, whose political positions and actions were linked to big interests in the context of capitalist competitions the people pay with their own blood”, the statement reads.

“The invocation of the “protection of human rights” by the EU, which tramples on the wage, labor and insurance rights of workers, persecutes the rights to strike, bears special responsibilities for the regime of filing and surveillance and its strategy servers the interests of European monopolies”. 

Based on the above, the EU Parliament Group of the KKE voted against the resolution in question.