No to the war in eastern Ukraine! Declaration of Yalta, Crimea antiwar conference
Declaration of the assembly of citizens of Ukraine and representatives of international solidarity networks, issued in Yalta, Crimea, July 7, 2014. Posted online with signators here.
A major human rights and humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Ukraine. The government that took power in Kyiv in February 2014 is conducting a brutal military assault in the southeast of the country.
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The following manifesto was issued by delegates from Ukraine participating in the antiwar conference that took place in Yalta, Crimea on July 6, 7, 2014. You can read the Russian language original of the manifesto here.
What is the aim of our struggle?
The building, on the territory of Ukraine, of a just, socially-oriented people’s republic without oligarchs or a corrupt bureaucracy.
Who are our enemies?
The liberal-fascist ruling elites – the criminal alliance of oligarchs, bureaucrats, military and security forces and straight-out criminals who serve the interests of foreign states. While officially declaring their support for European liberal values, these forces keep the country under their control, relying on bands of ultra-rightists, unleashing chauvinist hysteria and poisoning ethnic groups against one another. » Read more..
By Roger Annis, July 8, 2014
Yalta, Crimea—An antiwar, antifascist conference took place here on July 6 and 7, bringing together more that than 100 people from across Ukraine as well as from Russia, Belarus, Poland, four countries in western Europe, and North America. It featured two days of intense discussion and debate of the political and social calamity that has broken over Ukraine during the past six months. The conference set itself the challenge of building a broad, international solidarity movement with the people of Ukraine and made some positive steps in that direction.
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