In the night of 20 to 21 February 2014 activists of Euromaidan stopped buses near the town of Korsun-Schewtschenkowskiy, in which several hundred opponents of Euromaidan returned from Kiev to the Crimea. The armed men took over the buses and burned them down. To all people located therein (approximately 350 people), including women and young people, waited cruel beatings and harassment. The film “The crimes of the Nazis by the Ukrainian Euromaidan: The pogrom of Korsun.” documents this crime, in which several dozen people were killed. The documentation was made by the Ukrainian human rights organization IGCP (Information Group on Crimes against the person).
According to the statement of the Communist Party of Ukraine their member Vyacheslav Kovshun was tortured to death at the checkpoint of Kiev’s Ukrainian National Guard in Starobeshevsky district, Donetsk region. The secretary of the communist cell in village Glinki (donetsk region), deputy of the village council Vyacheslav Kovshun was tortured and murdered. The phone communication with him broke on July 22st 2014. The next morning his body with numerous injures and gunshot wounds was found in a pool of blood. He constantly received threats by supporters of the Ukrainian government but didn’t believe that can be killed for his views.
On the same day the Parliament of Ukraine voted to ban the Communist party of Ukraine. Firstly they voted for project of law, then for law. Alexander Turchinov, speaker of Parliament told, that he’d immediately bring it to president Petr Poroshenko, for for approval of the law. Fascists party “Svoboda” threatened to ban Communists party from firsts days of own appear, now they did it. The Communist Party of Ukraine will cease to exist on Thursday, the speaker of Ukraine’s parliament announced: “We only have to tolerate this party for another day”. The court will officially consider the issue on July 24.
Speaking before his fellow parliamentarians, Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko made a statement about Ukraine’s security services having “destroyed” citizens for black-market organ transplants, Interfax reported, citing members of the nationalist Svoboda Party. Svoboda Party members then accused Simonenko of disseminating false information, and endeavored to physically eject him from the parliament. Following the news, all of the Communist Party members present at the time then reportedly walked out. The communist party commented the ban of its party with the words: “With the ban of communist parties began all fascist regimes” referring to Nazi Germany and that Hitlers rise to power began with his ban and persecution of the communist party.
Today, on the 23rd of July, which is going to be the last day of the Ukrainian Communist Party in the parliament, fighting broke out. Lawmakers have attacked Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko and other members of the Communist Party. Symonenko said that the people living in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions had come in large numbers to polling stations in the May 11 referendum to vote against “the Kiev authorities and the ruling regime”. In the end the Communist Party was forced to leave the Parliament.
The eastern Ukrainian city Kramatorsk was taken by the Ukrainian army last weekend. But the civilian population meeting the Ukrainian Army and the pro government militas didn’t see them as liberators, but as occupiers. Dozens of people already stormed the streets on the 3rd of may 2014 when armed combat units of the Ukrainian army entered the city. Despite the danger of being shot, as was the case on May 9, the unarmed civilian population turned out against the armored vehicles and the military.