Sunday, January 26, 2014

Communist Party of Ukraine statement on events...

The Communist Party of Ukraine has expressed its condolences for the tragic loss of life “during the ultra-radical extremist-provoked armed clashes on Hrushevskoho street in Kiev.”

The party says responsibility for these deaths, for the bloodshed and violence in equal measure rests on (govermental) power, and the leaders of the so-called opposition and the ultra-neo-nationalist militant organizations plus foreign politicians, that  urge people towards the radicalization of protests and to fight to the bitter end.

The party demanded that the government and leaders of the Maidan (demonstration) to immediately to stop the use of force, to ensure non-interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine and foreign powers and bring their representatives to the negotiating table.

Any attempts to create parallel structures of power are unconstitutional as is the ‘People’s Parliament’, the ‘interim president’ and the like, and will only strengthen the opposition and create a real threat of the escalating conflict to a civil war said the party.

“One part of the population will support the current government, and the other – the self-proclaimed so-called opposition, which will inevitably lead to a final split of Ukraine.”

The Communist Party said it is ready to present concrete proposals to resolve the situation.

It believes it is necessary:

1. Declare Ukrainian referendum on the definition of foreign economic policy of Ukraine’s integration.

2. To carry out political reform, eliminate the institution of the president and install a parliamentary republic, significantly expand the rights of territorial communities.

3. Adopt a new electoral law and return a proportional system of elections of people’s deputies of Ukraine.

4. In order to overcome the administrative chaos and ensure strict control over the government and politicians to establish an independent civilian body – “National control” by giving it the broadest powers.

5.Hold judicial reform and introduce the institution of electing judges.

Communist Party drew attention to the fact that from the very beginning it warned that the rejection of democratic mechanisms for solving social contradictions, a ban on a Ukrainian referendum, organized jointly with the power of so-called opposition, could be catastrophic.

There can still be a peaceful solution to the political crisis, said the party condemning extremism.

“We encourage people to stop, not to succumb to provocations and claim for constructive talks with the President, the leaders of political parties and public organizations.

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