May 13, 2014

Ukrainian Communist Party leader calls on parliament to discuss federalization, Interfax Ukraine,

Kiev: Petro Symonenko, leader of the Ukrainian Communist Party, has called on the parliament to immediately discuss the issue of changing the country's state system.


"I suggest making an immediate decision on changes to the Constitution and making an immediate decision on the federalization of Ukraine to maintain the integrity of Ukraine and keep the Luhansk and Donetsk regions parts of Ukraine," Symonenko told a meeting of the Ukrainian parliament's conciliatory council on Monday.

Symonenko also demanded that the Ukrainian authorities immediately stop the military operation because Ukraine may lose another two regions. He also called for investigations into crimes against civilians.

"We have already drawn up several suits to international courts and we will submit them to the parliament for consideration, this document, and we'll see how you will react," Symonenko said.

Blogger's Note:  

Later that day, Oleksandr Turchynov, the interim speaker of the Ukrainian parliament and acting president, made a blistering attack on  the Communist Party of Ukraine saying it is suspected of "terrorism and separatism" and threatened to ban the party.

Alexander Golub, a CPU member of parliament, said that the party was the only force independent of the Kiev coup government. He added that banning the party was illegal and would not affect it. Should the party be banned, it will address the European Parliament.

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