The trial regarding the outlawing of the CP of Ukraine began on Wednesday (4/2) in Kiev. The accusers of the CP of Ukraine in the trial are the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Ministry of the Interior and the National Information Agency. They accuse the CP of Ukraine of “divisive propaganda”. Similar acts of persecution against its cadres and members are underway all over the country with baseless and untenable accusations, which are refuted and exposed by the party’s cadres. A representative of the KKE, Kostas Papadakis, member of the CC and MEP, attended the trial at the invitation of the CP of Ukraine.
At the press conference organized by the CP of Ukraine for the Ukrainian mass media, K. Papadakis noted the following:
“Today’s trial, which will continue, is just a part of a barrage of persecutions that is underway at the expense of the CP of Ukraine, and also against its individual members and cadres. The persecution and machinations to outlaw the communists and their activity are unacceptable and reprehensible. They attack the people themselves and their rights. The communists of Ukraine made a great contribution to the struggle of the Ukrainian people, to all their achievements, both during the Great Anti-fascist Victory of the Peoples and also during the years of socialist construction, as well as today.
These acts of persecution are dangerous for the Ukrainian people and the peoples as a whole. They indicate the attempts to provide new impetus to the imperialist plans in Ukraine and the wider region. These are plans that have been hatched in this period by the EU, USA, NATO, the bourgeois class of Ukraine and its reactionary government that is supported by fascist forces, in the framework of their competition with Russia.
In this way, they demonstrate that Ukrainian people will face the continuation of the fratricidal war for the interests of the imperialists and the new round of anti-worker measures. The communists are being targeted by the bourgeois class because they are the ones in a position to fight against the anti-people onslaught and nationalist hysteria. They are the ones that can show the way out from capitalist barbarity. The falsification of history, the blatant distortions regarding the contribution of the communists and socialism will not succeed.
The KKE once again expresses its full solidarity with the CP of Ukraine and confirms that it will inform the Greek people about this anti-communist offensive. Through its intervention in the labour-people’s movement, Parliament and EU parliament it will continue to expose and fight against anti-communism. Only the peoples can impede and neutralize every kind of anti-people plan and become the protagonists through their struggle.”