Showing posts with label Ukraine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ukraine. Show all posts

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Ukrainian communist leader Tamila Yabrova dies

Tamila Yabrova, President of the Union of Communists of Ukraine, editor-in-chief of the journal "Marxism and Modernity", passed away on September 3rd. Her death was announced by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

Yabrova was an economist who fought passionately against the counter-revolutionary process in the Soviet Union which led to the restoration of capitalism. She participated actively in the "Marxist Platform of the CPSU" movement and in the effort for the re-organization of the communist movement in the territories of the USSR.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

State vandalism in Ukraine: Lviv authorities plan to dismantle monument dedicated to the Red Army

Another disturbing episode of anti-communist frenzy comes from Ukraine as the local authorities of Lviv are planning to dismantle the city's Monument of Glory – a memorial dedicated to the heroic Red Army soldiers - by the end of February 2021.

The decision was strongly condemned by the country's communists. Petro Symonenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine, said that the dismantling of the monument is “an act of state vandalism and moral terrorism” and added: “This is a crime against the memory of the soldiers of the Red Army, a crime against the memory of compatriots who died in the fight against the fascist infection, it is a slap in the face of the international community and all members of the anti-Hitler coalition”. 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Total censorship in Ukraine: "Rabochaya Gazeta" (Workers' Newspaper) has been banned

In a statement issued on November 27, 2019, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine denounces the complete ban of "Rabochaya Gazeta" (Workers' Newspaper) by the Sixth Appeal Administrative Court. 
A month ago, in an authoritarian decision, the Kiev District Court had ordered the ban of the newspaper.
The Communist Party's statement is the following:

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Solidarity with “Rabochaya Gazeta” — Appeal by the Communist Party of Ukraine

In statement the CC of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) appeals for broad support and solidarity towards the staff of the Party's newspaper “Rabochaya Gazeta” (“Workers’ Newspaper”) the circulation of which has been banned after a decision Kyiv District Court. 

We remind that, recently, the issue was brought to the EU Parliament FA Committee by the KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis. 
The full statement is the following:

Thursday, October 17, 2019

EU Parliament: KKE's Papadakis slams Ukraine's FM over persecutions on communists

KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis (left); on the right side,
the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko.
The ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine and its newspaper was denounced by the MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Kostas Papadakis in a discussion with Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine's Foreign Minister, at the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). The KKE MEP specifically stated the following:

"On July 16, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine imposed a ban on the CP of Ukraine. On August 19, the Kyiv District Court banned the circulation of the "Rabochaya Gazeta" (Workers' Newspaper) of the CP Ukraine. It also stripped the Party of the right to participate in elections. The above demonstrates the hypocritical slogans of "freedom", "human rights" and "civil liberties".

Thursday, August 29, 2019

KKE: Question in the EU Parliament on the ban of the Communist Party of Ukraine's newspaper

The group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the European Parliament denounces the ban of the newspaper of the CP of Ukraine. MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos submitted a question to the European Commission asking its position on these provocative anti-communist decisions which try to ban the propagation of communist ideas. In his question, the MEP of the KKE highlights the following:

“After the unacceptable decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on July 16 imposing a ban on the CP of Ukraine, the Administrative Court of Kiev on August 19, utilizing the entire anti-communist legal arsenal of the Ukrainian governments, also proceeded to ban "Workers’ Newspaper", the newspaper of the CP of Ukraine.

Friday, July 26, 2019

KKE intervention at the European Parliament: "Hands Οff Polish and Ukrainian Communists"

Kostas Papadakis, MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), made an intervention on the anti-communist prosecutions in Poland and Ukraine in a debate with Commissioner Vĕra Jourová in the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), denouncing the Commissioner's unacceptable answers to the relevant questions of the Group of the KKE in the European Parliamentand EU's hypocritical interest in “human rights”.
In his speech, the MEP of the KKE stressed the following:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Ukraine: Poroshenko regime attempts to close “Rabochaya Gazeta” newspaper

The Department of International Relations of the CC of the Communist Party of Ukraine denounces the efforts of Poroshenko's far-right regime to close down "Rabochaya Gazeta", a historic pro-workers newspaper which was first published in 1897. 

Read below the relevant statement by the Communist Party:

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Was the famine of 1932-33 in Kazakhstan a genocide?

The following text is a translated version of an article published on socialismkz.info, the website of the Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan and deals with the recently released anti-Soviet propaganda film/documentary "Zulmat":  

At the end of January in Zhanbolat Mamai's "Zulmat" film was shown in Almaty. According to the nationalist-minded Kazakhstani and Ukrainian historians and public figures, the famine of 1931–33 must be recognized as genocide.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Ukraine's fascist regime denies to register Petro Symonenko as presidential candidate

The Communist Party of Ukraine has issued a statement denouncing the refusal of the Central Election Commission to register the Party's leader, Petro Symonenko, as a candidate for the March 31st presidential elections:
The non-admission to the presidential election of the candidate of the Communist Party that is officially registered by the Ministry of Justice and regularly submits tax reports is a purely political action based on anti-constitutional laws on “de-communization” adopted by the ruling regime o oligarch-Nazis after the February 2014 armed coup. 

Monday, October 15, 2018

KKE: Hands off the Communists of Ukraine!

In a statement issued today, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece denounces the threatening statements made by a far-right Ukrainian MP against the life of the leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine P.Symonenko and expresses its solidarity with the communists of the country: 
The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) strongly denounces the statements made by I. Mosiychuk, member of the Parliament of Ukraine with the “Radical” Party, via which he is calling upon “patriots” to murder Petro Symonenko, 1st Secretary of the CC of the CP of Ukraine.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Ukraine: Far-right MP makes life threats against Communist Party leader Symonenko

Secretary P.Symoneko (left) and Igor Mosiychuk (right).
The Communist Party of Ukraine has issued a statement regarding threats made against the First Secretary Petro (Pyotr) Symonenko by lawmaker Mosiychuk Igor Vladimirovich: 
The Communist Party of Ukraine states that the calls of the MP of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Mosiychuk Igor Vladimirovich for murder of the leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine Pyotr Nikolayevich Symonenko is crime under the Articles 14, 15, 27, 129 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine that is punished with imprisonment up to 5 years. 

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Amnesty International's video on human rights features neo-Nazis toppling Lenin's statue! [EXCLUSIVE]

Gaffe or deliberate propaganda? This is the question that came to our mind when we watched Amnesty International's new video on "human rights". Under the title "The Thrill of Victory", the French department of Amnesty International issued a promotional video in support of human rights across the world. 

The video begins with an Asian woman released from a prison and then several scenes of joy, sadness and hope succeed each other. On the 53rd second of the video, there is the infamous scene of ukrainian neo-Nazis demolishing Vladimir Lenin's statue in Kharkiv!! 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

More than 40% of Ukrainians express nostalgia for the Soviet Union (New Survey)

More than 40% of the Ukrainian population express nostalgia for the Soviet Union and the era of Socialism, according to a new sociological study performed by the research group "Kalmiusska Grupa" and the opinion research company "GfK Ukraine". 

More specifically, as the newspaper "Ukrainska Pravda" has reported, 43% of Ukrainians and 51% of the Donbass region residents expressed the opinion that life in the Soviet Union was better. In the western part of the country- which is widely dominated by western propaganda- 31% of the people believe that life under socialism was better than today. On the other hand, 54% of western Ukrainians prefer today's situation.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ukrainian parliament's neo-Nazi speaker praised Hitler as the "greatest democrat"

In an outrageously provocative statement, the neo-Nazi speaker of Ukraine's parliament (Verkhovna Rada) Andriy Parubiy called Adolf Hitler a... "great person who practiced democracy". 

The hideous remark of Parubiy- a notorious fascist and admirer of Nazi Germany- took place during an interview on "ICTV" Channel.

From its side, the Communist Party of Ukraine calls on the deputies of national Parliaments from left, communist and workers' parties, deputies of the European Parliament from left parties and delegates to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to demand on their governments to take appropriate measures to punish Parubyi for the dissemination and glorification of ideas Nazism and Hitlerism.

Monday, August 27, 2018

John McCain: An imperialist warmonger and Nazi-collaborator

The notorious war hawk U.S. Senator and former Presidential candidate John McCain has died. The bourgeois political system in the United States and the corporate mass media have already started their campaign to whitewash McCain, presenting him as a “hero” and a “patriot”. 

From George W. Bush to Senator Bernie Sanders and from Barack Obama to Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, the bourgeois establishment is glorifying the Arizona Senator, presenting him as “a man of decency and honor” (Sanders) and “a patriot of the highest order”.

Friday, July 20, 2018

KKE MEPs denounce police repression against the Communist Party of Ukraine

The group of the Communist Party of Greece at the European Parliament has denounced the new escalation of repression and persecutions against the Communist Party of Ukraine by the country's authorities. 

According to 902 portal, in a question submitted to the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini, the KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis points out the following:

"The provocations and persecutions against the communists and the CP of Ukraine continue and escalate in Ukraine. This time, the cyber affairs department of the police, in coordination with the Special Police Unit (KORD), raided on Thursday 19 July in the offices of the CC of the CP of Ukraine, confiscating all the hard disks of the computers after a new police investigation ordered by the reactionary Ukrainian government which is supported by the EU."

Friday, May 11, 2018

Communist and workers' parties condemn Ukrainian state's repression, stand in solidarity with the Communist Party of Ukraine

Various Communist and Workers' Parties around the world have expressed their condemnation of the repressive methods exercised by the Ukrainian authorities against the country's Communist Party. 

A total of 33 parties have signed a joint statement in which they denounce the recent raid of Ukrainian police forces in the offices of the Communist Party of Ukraine and its First Secretary Petro Symonenko. The statement is the following: 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

KKE denounces Ukrainian police's raids against the Communist Party and its leader

Petro Symonenko, First Secretary of the CC of CP of Ukraine.
The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) decisively condemns the provocative and violent raid of the Police Forces of Ukraine in the Office of the 1st Secretary of the CC of the CP of Ukraine, Petro Symonenko, in the Party's premises in Kiev, as well as in his home.

It is an unacceptable action incorporated in the anticommunist campaign, in the orgy of persecution and repression that the reactionary government has unleashed at the expense of the Communists of Ukraine, a government that is supported also by fascist forces and has the full support of the EU, the USA and of NATO. The fact that the raid in the Premises of the CP of Ukraine was organized in the eve of the anniversary of the Great Anti-fascist Victory of the Peoples, of the anniversary of the defeat of Nazism-fascism acts as a further provocation.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Party of Communists, USA: Condemns U.S. government's hostile policy against Russia

PCUSA STATEMENT ON U.S HOSTILITIES AGAINST RUSSIA.

The Party of Communists USA (PCUSA) condemns militarist efforts to isolate and harass Russia. U.S. imperialism continues to ramp up its hostility to Russia, to a point where, informed observers believe the U.S. and Russia are closer to war now more than since the overthrow of socialism in the U.S.S.R. in the early Nineties. Some even assess the hostilities to be greater than at any time since the end of World War II. The hysterical accusations grow wilder each time: Russia is accused of having shot down a Malaysian passenger jet, duped U.S. voters into electing Donald Trump, and poisoned an ex-spy, all without evidence.