English anti-fascists consider to be the decision of Ukrainian authorities to ban the Communist ideology, and symbolism a crime against democracy and freedom of speech.
The Verkhovna Rada on Thursday adopted a Law banning the Communist and the national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and their symbolism. The law also provides that the propaganda of the Communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes and their symbolism is a legal person, a political party, printed mass media is the basis for refusal of registration and stop their activities.
on the same day, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a Law recognizing "the Organization of Ukrainian nationalists and the Ukrainian insurgent army" fighters for independence of Ukraine in the twentieth century and provided the right of members of the OUN-UPA to social guarantees.
"We condemn the decision to ban the Communist ideology, and symbolism in Ukraine. This is an attack on democratic rights and freedom of expression, in that moment, as another legislative act were officially recognized as "fighters for freedom of Ukraine" Nazi collaborators who during the war staged pogroms against Jews, poles, and commissioners of other nationalities. Communist symbols declared illegal, in that moment, as symbols of the Nazis were allowed ", - reported in circulation, a British organization of Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine.
English anti-fascists notice that the shares of the Ukrainian authorities are undemocratic in nature and revealed the extreme right position of the current government, backed by Britain, the US and the EU.
"together with the Union of transport workers RMT Britain We appeal to all the representatives of the labor movement and democratic activists with a call to connect to us in condemning this attack on democratic rights," according to the English anti-fascists.