Donetsk miners to the workers of Europe: “help us break the stronghold of fascism in Ukraine”

We have received the following appeal, signed by Mikhail Alexeevich Krylov, Representative of the Independent Donetsk Miners’ Trade Union. Krylov was co-chairman of the City Strike Committee in Donetsk during the big miners’ strikes in 1991 and later on in the 1990s. He is now the head of the Independent Miners Union of Donetsk, which organises over 1,000 mine-workers. Continue reading

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Packed meeting in London to launch the campaign in Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine

Over 150 people packed the meeting room in London on June 2 to hear speakers and discuss the launching of the campaign in Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine. Continue reading

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Armed militants kidnap Communist Party District Secretary in Volnovakha, Donetsk

S. Filindash

S. Filindash

On July 29, armed masked men kidnapped Sergey Nikolaevich Filindash, secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine in Volnovakha, 60 km south of Donetsk. This is a new example of the campaign against the democratic rights of left wing militants and their organisations in Ukraine at the hands of the Kiev authorities and the fascist gangs they employ.  Continue reading

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[VIDEO] Protest against mobilisation, Novoselytsya, Chernivtsi

Enraged citizens in Novoselytsya, Chernivtsi Oblast, demonstrated outside the military recruitment office against mobilisation into the army. A far right nationalist MP attempted to defend mobilisation and was assaulted by the women present who shouted for him to go to the war.

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Ukrainians burning their military writs against mobilisation (VIDEO)

Protests against the new law on mobilisation have been taking place in different parts of the country (Transcarpathia and Bukovina, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsy, etc). In this one a group of villagers burn their mobilisation writs and reject Kiev’s war in the Donbass.

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Transcarpathia and Bukovina: road blockades against mobilisation

Since the Ukrainian Parliament passed a law for partial mobilisation into the “anti terrorist operation” there have been protests in different regions of the country.  Continue reading

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Riot in Western Ukraine against army mobilization

“Let the children of officials, judges and prosecutors go to the front, then ours will go”. Residents of several villages in Ivano-Frankivsk region first held a rally before regional administration against mobilization. Then, on 22 July broke in the local military registration building and set ablaze all the papers and documents about mobilization.  Continue reading

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Antiwar protests of farmers and peasants in Chernivtsy region

Antiwar protests of farmers and peasants in Chernivtsy region (western Ukraine) protest against new wave of army mobilization. Continue reading

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Ukraine disbands Communist parliamentary faction – moves to ban Party

On July 24, Ukranian Rada speaker Turchynov used new powers to dissolve the Communist Party parliamentary faction. On the same day a court case started in Kiev, presented by the Minister of Justice, asking for a ban on the Communist Party as a whole.  Continue reading

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