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Ukrainian Political Parties Make International Appeal: ‘Stop the War of the Self-Proclaimed Ukrainian Authorities Against Their Own People!’

April 16, 2014 (EIRNS)—The following appeal from Ukrainian political parties and public organizations was made to the UN Secretary-General, the President of the European Union, and the President of the Russian Federation today.

To: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon,
President of the European Union, Herman Van Rompuy, and
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

We, leaders of Ukrainian political parties and public organizations, urgently request that you take all measures necessary to stop the civil war in Ukraine, defend the civilian population of southeast Ukraine against political repression, humiliation, and physical elimination by illegal bands of ultraradicals, the National Guard that has been set up for punitive actions, and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

We draw your attention to the fact that yesterday’s oppositionists, who proclaimed neo-Nazi slogans like “Ukraine for Ukrainians,” “Stab the Muscovites,” and “Glory to the nation - death to the enemies!” and held mass torch marches with Nazi insignia and portraits of Nazi collaborators Bandera and Shukhevych, have now become the government, as a result of a coup d’état. And now, as representatives of the government, they are continuing to talk about “the physical destruction of 8 million Russians,” shooting “separatists,” and so forth, in contradiction to the norms and principles of international law and the Constitution of Ukraine. Acting on a neo-Nazi attitude toward national minorities and the Russian-speaking population, as being ethnic groups that are hostile to the creation of a mono-ethnic state, the Acting President of Ukraine has decided to use the Armed Forces against civilians, violating the ban on this, stated in Article 17 of the Constitution of Ukraine.

We believe that the authorities in Ukraine are committing illegal acts, punishable by law, from the standpoint of the December 9, 1948 Genocide Convention, Article 3. The rights of citizens of Ukraine, guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine, the International Pact on Civil and Political Rights, the European Convention on the Defense of Human Rights and Basic Freedoms, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the UN Charter, are being violated. The Russian-speaking population of southeastern Ukraine has been falsely labeled “separatists,” thus subverting its right to defend its rights and freedoms, dignity, life, and security against infringement by the neo-Nazis who have seized power.

We are convinced that demands to give the Russian language the status of an official language and to shift Ukraine to a federative form of organization have nothing in common with separatism, but, on the contrary, are mechanisms for preserving Ukraine as a single, democratic state, providing justice and development for the southeastern regions within it.

Instead, a decision has been taken to use the Armed Forces of Ukraine - tanks, artillery, Grad rocket-launchers, airplanes, helicopters, and missiles - to kill the country’s people, covering these actions with propaganda lies about “separatism,” “terrorism,” and “Russian interference.”

In reality, the Ukrainian Army has already brought tanks and APCs into the Donbass. There are casualties. This is a war, declared against the country’s people.

We condemn it! Peaceful negotiations, consideration of the legitimate demands of the culturally Russian population, and a ban on neo-Nazi parties and movements is the pathway to a democratic resolution of the conflict. The “force” scenario is the pathway to a fratricidal war in Ukraine and the unleashing of a Third World War on the European continent. We ask your immediate intervention for a solution to the crisis.

Respectfully,

- Alexander Vasilyevich Bondarchuk
Ukrainian Labor Party (Marxist-Leninist), People’s Deputy of Ukraine, 2nd, 3rd, 4th sessions of the Supreme Rada

- Natalia Mikhailovna Vitrenko
Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, Doctor of Economic Sciences, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, 2nd and 3rd sessions of the Supreme Rada

- Sergei Vasilyevich Dovgan
Honorary Chairman of the Peasant Party of Ukraine, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, 2nd and 3rd sessions of the Supreme Rada

- Lyudmila Pavlovna Kayotkina
All-Ukraine Women’s Public Organization “Gift of Life,” Deputy of the Donetsk Regional Parliament, 5th session [nbsp]

- Yelena Anatolyevna Mazur
All-Ukraine Public Organization “For the Union of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia” (ZUBR), People’s Deputy of Ukraine, 3rd session of the Supreme Rada

- Tatyana Alexandrovna Makarenko
Public Organization “Russkaya Obshchina” (Russian Community”, city of Dnepropetrovsk

- Gennadi Vasilyevich Makarov
Coordinating Council of Russian Organizations in Eastern Ukraine, Russkoye Veche

- Vladimir Romanovich Marchenko
Ukrainian Federation of Labor, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, 1st, 2nd, 3rd sessions of the Supreme Rada

- Alexander Viktorovich Svistunov
Russian Movement of Ukraine, Deputy of the Supreme Sovet of Autonomous Republic of Crimea, 5th session

- Valeri Alexandrovich Sergachov
Kiev Rus Party, Deputy of the Odessa Regional Parliament, 5th session

-Valentin Borisovich Lukyanik
Union of Orthodox Brotherhoods of Ukraine

- Olga Nikoloyevna Solovenko
Eurasian People’s Union, Deputy of the Odessa Regional Parliament, 5th session

- Yuri Nikolayevich Yegorov
Orthodox Choice

- Pavel Vasilyevich Tishchenko Kharkov Regional Public Organization “Trudovaya Kharkovshchina”, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, 3rd session

- Viktor Viktorovich Silenko
All-Ukrainian Association of Russian Compatriots (VORS)

- Nina Ivanova Sorba
Assembly of Orthodox Women of Ukraine

- Vladlena Vladimirovna Kalenskaya
Just Cause public movement

- Vasili Fyodorovich Kuvshinov
Union of Soviet Officers, city of Chigirin

- Vladimir Georgiyevich Gatkevich
Veterans of War and Labor of the Smelyansk Electromechanical Plant, public organization

- Gennadi Anatolyevich Snoz
Rukh Molodi, Cherkassy organization

- Alexander Ivanovich Ogorodnikov
Union of Soviet Officers, city of Uman

- Viktor Mikhailovich Parkhomenko
Registered Cossacks, city of Chigirin

- Bogdan Yuryevich Kucherenko
Bastion, historical-patriotic public organization, city of Chigirin

- Vladimir Vladimirovich Bogatyrev
Russian Union

- Alexander Pavlovich Varushko
Social Safety Forum “United Slavic Front,” city of Dnepropetrovsk

- Igor Vorobyov
Russian Union of the Donbass, city of Lugansk

- Alexander Yeryomenko
OKO DIAMANTA charitable foundation, city of Odessa

- Galina Sergeyevna Sazonova
ZOSh Vega Club, Obolonsky District, Kiev

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