ORIGINAL FRENCH ARTICLE: Le PCF dénonce la volonté du président Petro Porochenko d’éliminer les communistes ukrainiens
by French Communist Party
Translated Wednesday 12 November 2014, by
The French Communist Party gives its backing and its total solidarity to the Ukrainian communists.
The French Communist Party gives its backing and its total solidarity to the Ukrainian communists following the unworthy declarations of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, who has clearly advocated the pure and simple elimination of the Communist Party of the Ukraine in the early legislative elections. The Communist Party of the Ukraine “does not have the right to appear in the Ukrainian political spectrum due to the crimes committed in the past and in our times,” Petro Poroshenko stated. Another leading candidate of the Poroshenko Block, Vitali Klitschko, added that “for the first time in its history, anti-Ukrainian forces, including the Communist Party, having always been the Kremlin’s fifth column” will not be represented in Parliament.
All of this is done in the name of the European values by which the oligarchs claim to be inspired.
Must it be pointed out that these values are particularly marked by the struggle against fascism and Nazism, whereas the odious activities of the neo-fascist forces are today tolerated and encouraged, that they have largely contributed to the governing Block’s campaign, and that they have engaged in brutalities and intolerable crimes – yesterday as today – against the communists, the democrats, and the Ukrainian people.
The French communists cannot tolerate such declarations whereas the activists, the leaders and in particular the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Ukraine have been the victims of physical attacks, threatened with being outlawed and their party made incapable of conducting a campaign in normal democratic conditions.
The French communists therefore call on all the democratic forces in our country and in Europe to exercise the greatest vigilance, in particular so that an end will be put to this veritable witch-hunt worthy of by-gone times.
It is in this sense that they renew their entire solidarity with the Communist Party of the Ukraine and its general secretary Piotr Simonenko.