Ukrainian Communists will participate in the upcoming local elections in Ukraine all-Ukrainian public Association "Left opposing political force," said on Thursday the leader of Communist party Peter Simonenko.
at the end of July, the justice Ministry of Ukraine has decided to deprive the Communist party of the right to be the subject of political and electoral processes. So, the election Commission have the grounds for refusal of registration of candidates from the Ukrainian Communist parties in the presidential and local elections. However, the 1st Deputy Minister of justice Natalia Sevostyanova said the other day that the Ministry of justice admits the possibility of participation of Communists in local elections - if they unite with the opposite party in the bloc and abandon Communist symbols.
in mid-June left and center-left political forces in Ukraine on the initiative of the Communist party of Ukraine joined the all-Ukrainian public Association " Left opposing political force ", which stands for non-aligned status of the country, the granting Russian a second state language and good neighbourly relations with Russia.
"Left opposing political force" will take part in the elections, but we won't go the way that we define justice, freedom to think and to defend their seats. There are options in the legal plane, which will give us the opportunity to delegate to fight for the election of people's deputies of local councils of our candidates, "Symonenko said in the interview to the Ukrainian Agency" ГолосUA ".
according to its statement yesterday, the coordinating Council of the Association of the left and center-left political parties and public organizations have adopted the opinion on supporting fundamental political positions, members, and their active participation in the local elections on October 25.
"The main task for local elections - having received the mandates of the deputies of local councils, to enhance the range of capabilities of local communities to uphold the rights and freedoms in the battle against illegal policy of official Kiev ", - said the leader of Ukrainian Communists. He added that "the Left opposing political force" will fight for the victory in the local elections of the people " who today oppose the fratricidal civil war in the Donbass, against plantations in society neo-Nazi dictatorship and political persecution and repression on ethnic, linguistic, ideological or religious grounds ".
The law "about the condemnation of the Communist and Nazi regimes" prohibiting propaganda of Soviet symbols, came to Ukraine in force at the end of may. The parties were given a month's time, that they should bring their statutes in congruence with the legislative act. The Communist party of Ukraine decided not to change the name and program of the party as required hereunder.