The Communist party of Ukraine wants to participate in local elections on October 25, despite the decision of the Ministry of justice banning of Communist parties to be the subject of political and electoral processes, said the leader of KPU Pyotr Simonenko.
"I officially declare that Communists will take part in the elections ", - said Simonenko RIA " Novosti ".
However, He clarified that until can't say in which format the party will participate in elections because I haven't seen the law On local elections. He called the decision of the Ministry of justice as " political cowards and political crooks ". Before the last working day of the week, the Secretary of Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov Recalling the decision of the Ministry of justice of the Communist party of Ukraine denied the right to be the subject of political and electoral processes. In Ukraine in the framework of the struggle with the Soviet past more than a year continues the dismantling and destruction of monuments. Radicals began to tear down the monuments to Lenin in Ukraine since December 2013. Fifteen of may 2015, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a law On decommunization which ban Soviet symbols, recognise the illegal Communist regime, recognize UPA** fighters for independence of the country, and the Great Patriotic war, the date the order only be called the Second world. At the same time 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. In June the Ministry of justice of Ukraine established the Commission for consideration of the request of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk On conformity to norms of the law On decommunization " of the three political parties - the Communist party of Ukraine, Communist party of Ukraine updated, and the Communist party of workers and peasants.
* Organization, relative to which a court has adopted the legally effective conclusion Of destruction or prohibition of the activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On countering extremist activity"