Vitrenkos tal om Ukrainaläget på presskonferensen i Paris

På en presskonferens i Paris med rubriken "Nej till den Väststödda kuppen i Ukraina!" framträdde Natalia Vitrenko, ekonom och ordförande för det Progressiva socialistpartiet i Ukraina (PSPU) i arrangemang av EAP:s systerparti i Frankrike Solidarité et Progrès. Mötet direktsändes på internet och kommer snart att gå att lyssna på i efterhand på länken nedan och texten i engelsk preliminär översättning finns tillgänglig nedan.

I inbjudan på partiets hemsida stod det:
Inte sedan slutet på Kalla kriget har vi varit så nära utbrottet av en ny global konflikt. Det oansvariga inblandningen i Ukraina av Västmakter, sedan president Janukovytj vägrade skriva på Associationsavtalet med EU som skulle blivit ett självmord för landet, kan bli utlösaren för en konfrontation som urartar till ett kärnvapenkrig.

Natalia Vitrenko var i Paris i samband med sin Europarundresa för att förhindra detta scenario. Tillsammans med henne deltar Valeri Alexandrovich Sergasjov, ordförande för Kievs Rusparti, och Vladimir Romanovich Marsjenko, fackordförande för Ukrainska Arbetarfederationen. Båda är undertecknare till uppropet den 25 januari 2014 "Appell till FN, EU och USA att inte stödja inbördeskrig och en fascistkupp i Ukraina" [1] bakom vilket står 29 ukrainska valda politiker och framstående personer från ett brett spektrum av sociala rörelser obundna både till Janokovytjregeringen och till Maidanoppositionen.

Som ekonom berättade dr. Vitrenko också hur kostsamt ett undertecknande av Associationsavtalet med EU skulle bli för både Ukraina och EU.

I ett tidigare uttalande [2] hänvisade Vitrenko följande två tidigare uttalanden om risken för nynazistiska rörelsers spridning i Ukraina:

Den 25 februari år 2010 antogs Europaparlamentets resolution om situationen i Ukraina med texten: P7_TA(2010)003, vilket var en utgångspunkt för hur hela förhandlingen om det östliga partnerskapet skulle genomföras, i punkt 20 står det enligt den svenska översättningen:
"Europaparlamentet beklagar djupt Ukrainas avgående president Viktor Yushenkos beslut att postumt förläna titeln ´Ukrainas nationalhjälte´ till Stepan Bandera som var en av ledarna för OUN, de ukrainska nationalisternas organisation, och samarbetade med Nazityskland. Parlamentet hoppas i det här sammanhanget att den nya ukrainska ledningen kommer att ta sådana beslut till ny prövning och hålla fast vid sitt åtagande om att vara de europeiska värderingarna trogen."

Den 13 december 2012 gjorde Europaparlamentets ledamöter detta uttalande om att valet i Ukraina inte hade fört landet närmare EU med referensnummer: 20121213IPR04603 översatt från engelska:
"Parlamentets ledamöter är oroliga för de ökande nationalistiska stämningarna i Ukraina vilket har lett till att Svobodapartiet valts in i Ukrainas parlament. Europaparlamentet vill påminna om att rasistiska, antisemitiska och främlingsfientliga åsikter går emot EU:s grundläggande värderingar och principer och uppmanar de prodemokratiska partierna i Ukrainas parlament att inte associera sig med, stödja eller bilda koalitioner med detta parti."

Länk till en video där även videoinslagen på presskonfensen med oerhörda våldsverkarna bland Majdandemonstranterna finns. Videon kommer senare att finnas på: http://www.solidariteetprogres.org/webcastvitrenko

Presskonferensen hölls på ryska med fransk översättning. Nedan följer en preliminär översättning till engelska av några av talen. Den färdiga texten av den engelska översättningen kommer snart att finnas tillgängligt i på www.larouchepac.com.

NATALIA VITRENKO, VOLODYMYR MARCHENKO, VALERI SERGACHOV GIVE WEBCAST IN PARIS, EXPOSE EU SUPPORT FOR NEO-NAZI COUP IN UKRAINE

Feb. 24 (EIRNS) -- Dr. Natalia Vitrenko, leader of the
Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, today began a tour of
Europe at the head of a delegation of signers of the January 25
appeal by 29 Ukrainian organizations, addressed to world leaders,
to stop a neo-fascist coup in Ukraine. This evening she keynoted
a webcast, broadcast on the site of the Solidarity and Progress
(S&P) organization, www.solidariteetprogres.org.

The speakers were introduced by S&P leader, former French
Presidential Candidate Jacques Cheminade. He discussed the
doctrines of Anglo-American geopolitics, going back to Halford
Mackinder at the turn of the 19th to 20th century. Today,
Cheminade said, the goal under the modern continuation of these
doctrines has been to create a focus of destabilization in the
center of Europe, which could trigger a showdown against Russia.

Cheminade introduced Natalia Vitrenko, doctor of economics,
former member of the Supreme Rada of Ukraine, and leader of the
PSPU, as having fought for the past twenty years to prevent this
current crisis from coming to pass. On her visit to Europe now,
she is joined by Col. Valeri Sergachov, leader of the Kiev Rus
Party, former member of the Odessa Regional Council, and a
decorated veteran of the War in Afghanistan; and Volodymyr
Marchenko, chairman of the All-Ukraine Trade-Union Organization
"Ukrainian Confederation of Labor," former member of the Supreme
Rada and member of its Committee on Constitutional Issues, and
deputy chairman of the PSPU.

The following translation of Dr. Vitrenko's keynote and the
remarks of her colleagues has been produced from the
Russian-language audio track of the event. The speeches were
translated and broadcast in French.

Natalia Vitrenko: Bonjour, camarades! I am very glad to
greet you, and I know that millions of people around the world
are watching and listening to us.

On January 25 of this year, in Kiev, there was a gathering
of 29 leaders of Ukrainian political parties and public
organizations. We wrote an appeal to the Secretary-General of the
UN, the leaders of European organizations, including the
President of the European Union and the Chairman of the European
Parliament, as well as other leaders, as well as U.S. President
Obama and the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House of
Representatives. Among us were representatives of four different
political parties, and ten who have been Members of Parliament at
the national level in Ukraine.

We stated, first of all, that it is a lie that the people of
Ukraine want to sign an Association Agreement with the European
Union. The Ukrainian people do not want this.
Secondly, we stated that it is a lie that what is going on
in the Maidan is a peaceful demonstration. Guerrillas are in
charge of the Maidan, and those guerrillas are neo-Nazis.
Third, that the will of the majority of the population in
Ukraine is being grossly flouted, because the majority favors
Ukraine's increased integration with Russia, and does not want
Nazism in Ukraine.

We, although we represent political forces, are denied
access to the media. We appealed to those European and American
organizations to invite us to Europe -- us, who are not in power
in Ukraine today, but we are not neo-Nazis. And we would tell you
the truth. These agencies did not invite us, but we received
invitations from the Parisian Academy of Geopolitics, from the
Schiller Institute, and from our colleagues in Italy. We are very
grateful for this.

Therefore we are making this tour as representatives of
people's diplomacy, representing the majority of the population
of Ukraine, who want to stop the flames of civil war. We know
with certainty, that the coup d'etat in Ukraine threatens the
stability of the Eurasian continent.

Our delegation includes people of various professions. I am
an economist, a doctor of economic sciences, a professor and an
academician. Valeri Sergachov, my colleague in that he is also
the head of a party, is a retired colonel, a combat officer [and
an experienced veteran of the Afghanistan war --on-site
translator's note]. The deputy leader of my party, Volodymyr
Marchenko, who is responsible for our party's ideological work,
is a construction engineer. Therefore we are well aware of what
Ukraine's real potential is, and what the prospects for our
country would be in the case of integration with the European
Union or with the Eurasian Union.

First of all, Ukraine has never been offered membership in
the EU, is not being offered, and will never be offered such
membership, because the EU would disintegrate, sooner than admit
Ukraine as a member. The members of the Customs Union, on the
other hand, are Belarus, Kazakstan, and Russia, our long-term and
reliable partners; Ukraine's integration into the Customs Union,
and only such integration, can provide an impulse for the
economic recovery of Ukraine.

But the Ukrainian oligarchs, and that's who has been
determining our country's policy, long ago integrated themselves
into the EU. An example is the wealthiest man in Ukraine, the
billionaire Rinat Akhmetov. He bought a fancy house for himself
in London for 40 million pounds sterling. He already owns
companies in both the USA and in EU countries. The children of
the Ukrainian study in European countries, they go to Europe for
medical care, they take their vacations here, and they keep their
money in the banks of the City of London and offshore zones.
Therefore, they are oriented toward Europe and the West. It was
in order to defend their money, that they wanted to sign the
Association Agreement.

This Agreement would have completely destroyed
machine-building in Ukraine and dealt a serious blow to all
industrial production and to agriculture. The Agreement would
have required Ukraine immediately to open its domestic markets,
with all imports tariff being immediately lifted from 72% of all
products. The output of Ukrainian industrial companies is not
competitive in today's European market. Our Academy of Sciences
has calculated that the cost of compliance with EU standards
would be 160 billion euros. This is equivalent to the budget of
Ukraine for four years. We do not have this kind of money. In
other words, Ukraine would have been condemned to the bankruptcy
of its industrial enterprises, a total economic collapse, and
mass unemployment.

In addition, the Agreement prescribed that all of this would
be presided over by supranational organizations: the Association
Council and the Trade Committee. Ukraine, that is, would have
lost both its state sovereign and its economic sovereignty.
Furthermore, the Agreement provides that Ukraine, upon signing
it, would enter into a Common Security and Defense System. This
means political convergence. This means pushing Ukraine into
NATO. From both the economic and the military standpoint, this
would have been a blow against Russian interests. Calculations
done by a joint task force of the Russian and Ukrainian Academies
of Science showed that integration with the Customs Union would
be very beneficial, economically, for Ukraine.

In addition, it is the case that historically and in its
outlook, Ukraine is unquestionably oriented toward Russia. We are
one people. We are the people of Rus. An ancient Russian state
was formed. One thousand one hundred and fifty years ago, its
initial capital was in Novgorod. Later the capital was in Kiev.
After the period of the Tatar-Mongol yoke, Moscow became the
capital. And, all together, we were called "Rus." There was
Little Russia, White Russia, South Russia, and Great Russia.
"Ukraine" was artificially created by the Austro-Hungarian
Empire, in order to tear away a chunk of territory from Russia.
Because 336 years ago, there had been a unification of Great and
Little Russia [Russia and Ukraine]. And it was only in 1922 that
Ukraine appeared as a nation-state.

Therefore, in economic terms, in world-outlook, and
genetically, the majority of the Ukrainian population is oriented
toward Russia. Let me read you some data, published in the
journal Obozreniye by Nikolai Shulga, head of the Institute of
Sociology of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. This is the most
respected sociological research in Ukraine. They posed the
question to people, of what foreign policy orientation they would
prefer for Ukraine. Fifty-four percent of the population replied
in favor of developing relations with Russia and building up an
eastern alliance. In favor of relations with the developed
countries of the West -- 15%. People were asked how they viewed
the prospect of Ukraine's joining a union with Russia and
Belarus. Fifty-nine percent favored this, 21% were against. These
figures were clearly differentiated by region. In western
Ukraine, 16% were in favor of this idea of union with Russia and
Belarus. In eastern Ukraine, 84% of the population. But the
national average was 59% in favor.

The date of that poll was 2011. After Yanukovych came to
power [in 2010], there was a dawn-to-dusk campaign throughout
Ukraine, in favor of integration with the EU. It was hammered
into people's heads that, once the Association Agreement were
signed, there would be jobs for everybody, wages like in France,
pensions like in Germany, and everything would be hunky-dory.
Therefore, two years later, in May 2013, the figures showing the
orientation of our population had changed somewhat. In favor [of
alliance with Russia and Belarus] were 49%, with 28% against and
22% undecided. If we split the undecided in half, the result is
still that 60% of the Ukrainian population is oriented toward
union with Russia and Belarus.

But the Ukrainian oligarchs, headed by Yanukovych, were
preparing to sign the Association Agreement on November 29 in
Vilnius. Suddenly, one week before it was to be signed, the
Ukrainian government decided to halt the process and not sign for
Association. And, indeed, on November 29, 2013, Yanukovych
refrained from signing the Agreement.

The minute the whistle sounded, the Parliamentary opposition
summoned people to a "Euromaidan," to pressure the government on
this issue. Indeed, people -- several tens of thousands -- poured
into Independence Square [Maidan Nezalezhnosti] in Kiev,
demanding Association with the EU. The majority of these people
simply had no idea of what awaited Ukraine, were it to sign. It
was only in January of 2014, that the this diagram appeared on
the government website. It shows that if Ukraine signed the
Agreement with the EU, Ukraine would lose $36.9 billion [U.S.
dollars] in 2014 alone, whereas if Ukraine didn't sign, but
rather built up its relations with Russia, it would gain $5.1
billion dollars in 2014. But by then, nobody was listening.

That is because on the night of November 29-30, [2013] the
staff of Yanukovych organized a provocation, and the Maidan
ceased to be peaceful. What was this provocation? The organizers
of the Maidan announced that the demonstration was over. They
began to take down the stage and remove the sound system. Only
300-400 people remained in the Maidan, primarily youth. At 4:00
a.m., a thousand people from the Berkut special police force
showed up at the square. And the Berkut, rather than pushing the
people out of the square, started brutally beating them. At 4:00
a.m., quite a number of TV channels happened to have crews in the
square. The videos they filmed where then shown not only in
Ukraine, but all over the world, to demonstrate "how the
Ukrainian authorities were dealing with a peaceful
demonstration." The next day, tens of thousands of people from
various regions of Ukraine, chiefly the western parts, streamed
to Kiev. As of December 1, the neo-Nazis took the lead within the
demonstration.

They brought in well-trained guerrillas, who began to do
combat with law enforcement. Neo-Nazis did not suddenly appear in
Ukraine on December 1, but much earlier. After the end of World
War II, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), these
collaborationists, was taken under the wing of the U.S. CIA. The
minute Ukraine became independent [in 1991], their organizations
were legalized inside Ukraine.

President Yushchenko, in particular, did a lot to promote
the growth of the neo-Nazi movement in Ukraine. President
Yanukovych not only did not cancel the Nazi decrees of
Yushchenko, but also continue the same line. The question arises:
why did Yanukovych do this? The Party of Regions, headed by
Yanukovych, is not a party with an ideology. It is a business
corporation, which uses the methods of banditry to do everything
for the enhancement of its own wealth.

U.S. support has been very important for them. Under both
Yushchenko and Yanukovych, the USA did everything it could to
develop the neo-Nazi movement in Ukraine. I sued the President,
demanding the repeal of Nazi decrees. I went through all the
levels of court in Ukraine and beyond, up to and including the
European Court. All of them ruled on the basis of a political
decision, rather than the law. Contrary to the standards set by
the Nuremburg Trials, to resolutions of the UN, to the Durban
Resolution, and to various European conventions, they approved
honoring Nazi collaborationists as Heroes of Ukraine who had
fought for the liberation of our country. The national-socialist
ideology and its idols, such as Bandera, Shukhevych, and
Konovalets, have all surfaced at the Maidan.

Let's look at a video, showing what Nazis in Ukraine look
like. [Translator: This is a torch march of Right Sector.] Their
slogans include "Glory to the nation, death to the enemies." This
is in Kiev, January 1, 2014. They are well-equipped. Here's the
leader of Svoboda, Tyahnybok. There they are in Kiev, at the
Maidan. [Tr.: They are always masked. Right Sector is a grouping
of several right-wing movements.] Here they are toppling a
monument to Lenin. Now you see them throwing Molotov cocktails at
law enforcement. Here are their insignia. This is Right Sector
leader Yarosh, with the torch march. This is a "peaceful
demonstration." And the European politicians come, and here are
these posters of agents of the Abwehr, Bandera and Shukhevych.
There they are tearing up the flag of the Party of Regions.
They are shouting "Knife the Moskali [Russians], Hang the
Communists." Their greetings are analogous to those of the Nazis.
In place of "Sieg heil!" they shout "Slava Ukraine, heroyam
slava!" ["Glory to Ukraine, to the heroes glory!"]

Look at those chains. This is a "peaceful demonstration."
And later, they had guns.

They did not appear by accident or suddenly. This has been
prepared over a long period of time, as a force for carrying out
a coup.

Their swastika graffiti are all over Kreshchatyk Street.
There are portraits of Bandera.

This is December 1 [video]. Here you have policeman
standing, unarmed. [Guerrillas shown attacking.] Now, Molotov
cocktails. [Tr.: And cudgels.] They are attacking the
Presidential Administration offices. [Long passage of video.] On
December 1, the whole world could see that there were terrorist
guerrillas in the streets of Kiev. The EU said, no, this is a
peaceful demonstration. These neo-Nazi guerrillas began to seize
buildings: the Kiev City Hall, the Trade Unions House, the
Ministry of Agriculture, the October Palace of Culture, and then
they broke into the Ministry of Energy. Only there, did the
Minister of Energy say that there was a danger to the fifteen
nuclear reactors in Ukraine, and he drove them out of the
Ministry building.

Central Kiev was totally blockaded, but Yanukovych was
conducting negotiations with the opposition. [Former European
Parliament President Pat] Cox and [Former President Alexander]
Kwasnieski, from Poland, came to Kiev 27 times. Senator McCain
from the USA, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland,
Stefan Fuele, Catherine Ashton, and a great number of other
European officials came to Kiev and they did not notice any
guerrillas or neo-Nazis, and demanded that the government pursue
only a peaceful solution. But on January 15, Zbigniew Brzezinski
gave his interview, saying that the Maidan should not stop, but
must go forward. Then, on January 19, there was a new wave of
aggression. The police, the Berkut were just standing there,
standing guard around the government quarter, making no moves,
and not touching the Maidan. But the neo-Nazi guerrillas came out
of the Maidan to attack the government quarter.

[Video.] This is January 19. [Tr.: Here the guerrillas make
their move to take the government quarter.] The EU said that
these are not terrorists or guerrillas, but "Euromaidan
activists." [Tr.: Each time, the actions are more aggressive. On
January 19, you have them throwing Molotov cocktails at the
police, setting the police on fire.]
What you're seeing here is how the Euromaidan defends
European values.

Out of twenty thousand people in the Euromaidan, there were
2000 neo-Nazis.

Here you have February 18. They said they were going on a
peaceful demonstration near the Supreme Rada. [Video of armed
guerrillas attacking police outside the Rada.] Two days later, on
Feb. 20, they came after the Supreme Rada with guns. In the
interim, military depots and police stockpiles of guns had been
seized. Now it is estimated that there are as many as 25 thousand
armed bandits in Kiev and throughout Ukraine. They have destroyed
over 200 offices of the Party of Regions, shooting several office
employees in the course of that. They have burned offices of the
Communist Party.

I am also the leader of a political party. And I have my own
attitude toward the government, but we do not support neo-Nazism.
What can our party expect, if these people are in power? The
neo-Nazis terrorized the Parliament, and on Feb. 20 they
essentially reformatted the Parliament. On Feb. 21, they signed
an agreement with Yanukovych. Three leaders of the opposition:
Klitschko, Yatsenyuk, and Tyahnybok . The agreement was witnessed
by representatives of three foreign ministries of EU countries --
Foreign Minister Franz-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, Foreign
Minister Radoslaw Sikorski of Poland, and the head of the
Continental Europe Department of the French Ministry of Foreign
Affairs Eric Fournier.

This was a monstrous agreement. I never imagined that the
European Union could flout the norms of law in such a way.
Ukraine has a Constitution. Section 13 of that Constitution
spells out the procedure for amending the Constitution. Yet, the
first point of this Feb. 21 agreement demanded that amendments to
the Constitution be adopted and announced within 48 hours,
including a change in our state system. The Constitution requires
a vote by a "constitutional majority" [two-thirds] in two
consecutive sessions, followed by review and approval by the
Constitutional Court.

The agreement contained not one word about dispersing the
Maidan and disarming the guerrillas, so that the Parliament might
vote in peace. Thus, by aiming pistol barrels at MPs, beating
them up, and intimidating them with potential repercussions
against their families, they forced the Supreme Rada to convene
on Feb. 20 and start to vote. They voted to change the
Constitution. The procedure for impeachment is spelled out in
the Constitution. But the Parliament spat on that, simply voted,
declared that Yanukovych had resigned, and set elections for May
25.

The agreement forbids declaration of a state of emergency.
The agreement decrees that violence should cease. Immediately,
the Berkut and the police were ordered: no use of force, no
resistance. Meanwhile, the guerrillas were shooting at them. In
the space of these three months, the Parliament has passed three
amnesty laws. In 1999, when I was running for the Presidency of
Ukraine, there was an attack, with two grenades, on me and my
entourage. Forty-four people were wounded, including myself and
Vladimir Marchenko. The organizer of this attack was arrested,
convicted, and sentenced to 15 years. After five years, he was
released. Just now, he has taken part in the latest events. He
was arrested when he and his buddies attempted to seize the city
hall of Krivoy Rog in Dnepropetrovsk Region. Eighteen Molotov
cocktails were found in his car. He was detained, but under the
amnesty he has been released again. Now, the organizers and
guerrillas of the Maidan are shaping the entire government of
Ukraine. We can see from the Svoboda Party's program, what kind
of government this will be. This is a neo-Nazi party, which does
not conceal that it continues to implement the ideology of the
National Socialists. The European Parliament, in resolutions
passed in 2010 and 2012, condemned any support for this party.
Now, it appears, the head of this party will become first deputy
prime minister.

Look at the Svoboda Party program. It calls for ending
Ukraine's participation in any international groups of countries
initiated by Moscow. Impose visa requirements for travel to and
from Russia. Restore Ukraine's status as a nuclear power. Demand
from NATO member countries favorable conditions for Ukraine to
join NATO. They have a special chapter on Crimea, which calls for
changing the status of Crimea from an autonomous republic to
merely a region. End the special status of the city of
Sevastopol.

I ask you: what use does the EU have for Nazis in power in
Ukraine? Is it not understood, that civil war in Ukraine will
develop more and more.

There are fifteen nuclear power plants in Ukraine. Ukraine
has the largest natural gas pipeline network in Europe. Ukraine
has dozens of large chemical plants. What does it mean to have a
civil war in the vicinity of industrial facilities like that?
The Russian Federation's Black Sea Fleet is based in
Sevastopol. Russia gave the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine 60 years
ago, in token of friendship. Do Catherine Ashton, Fuele and the
others really not realize that this neo-Nazi regime will provoke
a conflict with Russia? Do the EU officials really not understand
that Ukraine will be completely bankrupt, and that millions of
Ukrainians will become refugees, pouring into Europe in search of
work?

What should be done? Moscow, Berlin and Paris should
immediately unite their efforts to stop neo-Nazism in Ukraine.
Adopt a decision, without Washington, on early Parliamentary
elections in Ukraine. But, first, disperse the Maidan and disarm
all the guerrillas. And, in accordance with the standards of
international law, ban neo-Nazi parties and movements in Ukraine.
Only then will there be a free expression of the will of the
citizens of Ukraine and the formation of a normal Parliament.

Without question, new Presidential elections are needed, because
Yanukovych is a scoundrel who has no right to hold any political
office in Ukraine. But if the Presidential elections are held on
the Maidan's terms, and under a dictatorship of Right Sector,
Ukraine will get a Fuehrer. And then, with a neo-Nazi Parliament
and a neo-Nazi government, the creation of a neo-Nazi state in
the center of Europe will have been completed. These are our
evaluations, and I thank you for being so attentive. If you have
any questions, we welcome them.

[Dr. Vitrenko's keynote was followed by an hour-long Q&A period,
which will be reported later. Here are the concluding remarks
offered by Mr. Marchenko and Col. Sergachov.]

Volodymyr Marchenko: I would like to draw your attention to
the precedent, brought about by the USA and the EU. The essence
of the matter is that the EU has proclaimed its principles and
values, including the defense of human rights and the defense of
minority rights, democracy, free elections, and non-acceptance of
Nazism. These standards have guided the European Court of Human
Rights, in implementing the provisions of the European
Conventions. These values are the calling card of the EU,
worldwide.

In regard to Ukraine, EU officials have violated all of
these declared principles and values. In the Maidan, the
neo-Nazis declared a "national revolution." Their slogans
proclaim, "Ukraine for Ukrainians!", "Glory to the Nation, Death
to the Enemies!" But the EU officials maintain that the Maidan is
defending European values.

Today, the new authorities proclaimed that the only people
considered part of the Ukrainian "nation" will be those who speak
Ukrainian. Beyond any doubt, there is going to be forcible
assimilation of ethnic minorities. Today, the new Parliament
repealed the Law on Language Policy, which defined the procedure
for the languages of ethnic minorities to obtain official status
on the regional level. [Tr.: This applied to certain regions,
where the majority of the population speaks Russian. Today,
Russia lost its special status.] In western Ukraine, speaking
Russian on public transport was banned, six or seven years ago.
Now these processes will be generalized to Ukraine as a whole.
Irina Farion [of the Svoboda party], a neo-Nazi, is being
proposed as minister of education in the new government. She is
the teacher who forbid a schoolgirl to use her own name, which
was a Russian name.

Another problem is that European values include the rule of
law. Natalia Vitrenko showed that the agreement witnessed by the
three foreign ministers included a demand to change the
Constitution, to alter the state system of Ukraine, in the space
of 48 hours. They changed the Constitutional system illegally,
shifting from a Presidential to a Parliamentary republic.
Violating the supremacy of law, namely, the priority of
Constitution within the system of domestic law, President
Yanukovych was illegally stripped of his authority.

The European Parliament, or EU officials, termed guerrillas
with weapons in their hands, who were shooting civilians,
shooting at elected bodies, and seizing government buildings,
"peaceful demonstrators." By supporting the Ukrainian Euromaidan
as a repository of European values, the EU officials have
recognized the swastika, as well as collaborationists like
Bandera and Shukhevych and their practices, as European values.
This means that the precedent of support for neo-Nazis,
terrorists, and guerrillas in Ukraine, may be spread to other
countries in Europe, to EU member countries.

Lastly, this: the EU has blessed the accession to power of
neo-Nazis, who have already publicly declared Russia to be a
hostile state. Russia and Ukraine are bound by a Treaty of
Friendship and Partnership. And I think that the new, neo-Nazi
Ukrainian regime will abrogate this treaty. But even without
that, a hotbed of tension has already been created on the
Eurasian continent, and the question of how to put it out, is a
big problem for those who supported the Euromaidan and made out
such values as were expressed there, as a so-called peaceful
demonstration.

Valeri Sergachov: I would like to underscore that there are
134 ethnic groups living in Ukraine. Where are people supposed to
flee? Poland and Romania have declared that they are prepared to
accept refugees. Romania, for the past five or seven years, has
been voicing territorial ambitions regarding land in the Odessa
region and Bukovina, which they call Bessarabia. Claims on Crimea
have already appeared in the Turkish press. The nationalists say
that the territory of Ukraine extends from Lviv to the Don River
-- and that is already in Russia! I would like to underscore,
once again, that there are 15 nuclear reactors in Ukraine: 15
Chernobyls. This all creates the potential for a military
conflict that could spill over into World War III. Thank you.


[1] Läs Appell till FN, EU och USA att inte stödja inbördeskrig och en fascistkupp i Ukraina på engelska här: http://larouchepac.com/node/29642

Läs Natalia Vitrenkos uttalande från i den 18.2 i svensk översättning på: http://www.larouche.se/nyheter/2014/02/23/vitrenko-attackerar-den-nazist...

Läs Natalia Vitrenkos uttalande från i den 23.2 med unik insyn i det dramatiska läget i Ukraina efter kuppen på engelska "Vitrenko: USA And EU, With Ukrainian Terrorists, Establish Nazi Regime": http://larouchepac.com/node/29957