Daily Archives: May 22, 2017

Ukraine | Oppositional politician has been arrested in Ukraine

A 73 y.o. leader of the “Union of Left Forces” (socialists) Ivan Bondarchuk was arrested on May 19 and accused of “high treason” for preparing a protest rally against Poroshenko’s policy. He is threatened with 15 years of imprisonment. Ivan Bondarchuk is a deputy head of the Union of Left Forces and the head of the Vinnytsia regional organization of the party.
The head of the “Union of Left Forces” Vasily Volga said that the special services accuse Bondarchuk of preparing a protest rally against president Poroshenko. According to Volga, Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman personally lead the persecution of an objectionable oppositionist.
“Ivan Nikolayevich is one of the most honest and decent people I’ve ever met in my life. This person is infinitely keen on Ukraine and, especially strongly, in his Vinnitsa region.” He personally knows both Poroshenko and Groysman and names them the gravediggers of Ukraine – Poroshenko “Today, these two “figures”, – Volga continues, – each of whom is personally acquainted with Ivan Nikolayevich, personally direct the massacre of him.”
According to Vasily Volga, the arrest of his associate is the revenge of the Kiev regime for the mass celebration of May 9 in Ukraine. The victory in the Great Patriotic War is celebrated on that day. This is the most popular and favorite holiday in Ukraine. However, the Kiev regime is trying to ban it.
A special cynicism of Bondarchuk’s arrest is added by the circumstance that it happened on the eve of the “day of remembrance of victims of political repressions”, when all Ukrainian propaganda pours crocodile tears over “victims of communist totalitarianism”.

Croatia | Electoral Advance For The Radical Left in Croatia

by Mate Kapovic

Local elections were held in Croatia on May 21st. This was the first time since the 1990 that the radical left has made significant gains, which is especially encouraging in light of the probable parliamentary snap elections in September.