Statement of Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine
On the 23rd of April 2015 the Secret Service of Ukraine officers forcibly entered into the premises of the Nikolaev regional committee (obkom) of CPU and conducted a search based on falsified allegations. At the moment the first secretary of the CPU’s Nikolaev obkom – a deputy of a number of convocations of the Parliament – Vladimir Iosifovich Matveev is being interrogated in the premises of the local administration unit of the SSU. There is only one goal: to obtain information – using blackmail and intimidation – concerning ostensible “terrorist” activity of CPU.
The Presidium of the Central Committee of CPU regards these events in Nikolaev as a further crime of the ruling regime, the new link in the chain of repressions and persecution of dissents, hunt of peace supporters and defenders of the destitute and depressed people of Ukraine.
The Presidium of the Central Committee of CPU declares that the provocative actions of power structures against CPU are designed to distract people’s attention from the catastrophic consequences of the national-oligarchic regime’s policy failure.
The country is sinking in blood of fratricidal war which led to tens of thousands of deaths, millions of refugees, 25% of industrial potential loss, destruction of Donbas life-support infrastructure. The policy of genocide is factually being conducted against 14 million pensioners. The unemployment rate is reaching dangerous levels. Despite the fact that pensions and salaries are “frozen” at the moment, we are witnessing an unprecedented rise of prices for essential goods, medicines and communal services tariffs. Having descended to an indecent level, the regime in order to defend itself is trying to outlive those who do not comply with their politics, those who fight for Ukraine’s integrity but view it differently from the their point of view.
The Presidium of the Central Committee is decisively protesting against the attempt of nationalists and oligarchs – in breach of international legal norms – to “privatize” the right for patriotism, freedom of speech, ideology, spread of information, conduction of peaceful protests.
The Presidium of the Central Committee is demanding to immediately cease the political terror against the first secretary of the Nikolaev obkom comrade Matveev V.I. and other Communists from Nikolaev, and the Communist Party as a whole.
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Obama is a criminal . You see his track record on drone strikes. What ‘s to be expected of Lester Crown’s shoeshine boy
groomed by Rahm Emmanuel ? I am not blind and I have no illusions.
Almost 50 years ago I graduated from Brockton High School in Massachusetts. My best teacher was John Tashjian, a
survivor of the genocide of 1915. I still owe this gentle and gigantic soul a great deal. We read the best books and he
saw to it that we could formulate ourselves orally and writing before he sent us out into the world. There wasn’t very
much contact after graduation. Years later I learned that he had died suddenly in 1974. I didn’t know that when I left
flowers at the memorial in Yerevan over 30 years ago. I shall very likely travel again to Armenia within the next two
I have been an expatriate for almost 45 years. No reason at this late date to come back except to visit relatives,
friends , and eventually go to a class reunion next year. John Tashjian will always be with me reminding me of
the genocide committed against Armenians , as well as First Peoples, Africans during slavery and in the Congo , Jews and
Anybody with any decency will stop for a minute of silence on Friday to remember the Armenian victims of
Back to old tactics: US envoy tweets ‘Russian BUKs in Ukraine’ with pic of Moscow show
“This is the highest concentration of Russia air defense systems in eastern Ukraine since August,” the ambassador tweeted, attaching a picture of BUK-M2 missile defense system apparently taken at the International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2013, which actually took place just outside Moscow.
Twitter users lashed out at Pyatt’s post – which he wrote in Ukrainian – implying that the diplomat deliberately used a fake image.
This is not the first time Pyatt was caught posting seemingly deceptive images on his Twitter account. Last September, he was showing off the ongoing US-Kiev military exercises in Ukraine. The pictures he provided turned out to be outdated.
In a more recent incident, Pyatt posted on Twitter what he said were satellite photos proving there are Russian artillery systems stationed near the town of Lomuvatka, Ukraine, about 20 kilometers northeast of Debaltsevo.
In response, the Russian Ministry of Defense said the claims by the ambassador were “crystal ball gazing.”
“We have failed to understand how those grainy dark patches in the photos published by US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt on his Twitter feed could prove anything,” Major General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry stated.
In the beginning of 2014, a leaked conversation implicated Pyatt and US Assistant Secretary of State for Europe Victoria Nuland discussing Ukrainian opposition leaders’ roles in the country’s future government.
“F**k the EU,” Nuland allegedly said in the phone call with Pyatt, which was taped and posted on YouTube in February of last year.
The four-minute video – titled ‘Maidan puppets,’ referring to the Independence Square in Ukraine’s capital – was uploaded by an anonymous user and the origin of the recording remains unclear.