Question by Sotirios Zarianopoulos, MEP of KKE, on the persecution of young communists in Ukraine

  • 4/26/16 10:24 AM

On the 17th of February, the Secretary of the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine, the Youth organization of the Communist Party of Ukraine, Mikhail Kononovich, the First Secretary of the Kiev City Committee Igor Plitsin and other cadres of the organization, were murderously attacked by fascists when they were placing flowers at a Soviet monument, which still exists despite the anticommunist hysteria of the reactionary government of Kiev, and were sent to the hospital with serious injuries. Kononovich suffered serious blows to the head, while Plitsin risks losing his eye-sight.
The fascist gangs then pressed the hospital doctors in order for them not to provide medical assistance to the young communists, and as they have done all previous months, they regularly visited the home of Kononovich to intimidate his family and his infant daughter.
It is not an isolated incident, but the continuing of the repression, especially after the introduction of anti-communist laws and the prohibiting of political activity, after the parody – trial which decided to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine last December.
The High Representative is asked:
- Does the Commission denounce the anti-communist persecution carried out by the fascist forces against the young communists?
- How does it stand against state terrorism and repression and regarding the demand for the free and unrestricted political and mass activity of the Communist Party of Ukraine, of its youth organization and of the labour and people’s movement?