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Ukraine | Interview with Vasiliy Volga, the leader of the Ukrainian Union of Left Forces

Introduction by Halyna Mokrushyna

Vasiliy Volga is a veteran of Ukrainian politics and the leader of the Ukrainian party Union of Left Forces. He founded the Union in 2007 after leaving the Socialist Party of Ukraine which, because of internal squabbles, was not able to secure seats in the Verkhovna Rada in the 2007 parliamentary elections. Volga’s position as an active critic of the current Ukrainian political regime based on right-wing nationalism places him under the close surveillance by security services. Very recently, on November 6, his home was searched and he himself was summoned for an interrogation to the office of the Security Service of Ukraine where he was presented with phony, groundless accusations. Vasiliy Volga also receives threats from the extreme right ‘patriots’ of Ukraine. It takes courage to take a leftist, anti-nationalist stance in the stiffing political atmosphere of the post-Euromaidan Ukraine where hundreds of political opponents of the Poroshenko regime have been imprisoned or intimidated. Vasiliy Volga certainly has this courage.

Ukraine | Prosecutor General and Rule of Law in Ukraine

Since the end of November, martial law has been in force in Ukraine. At this time, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko visited Odessa, which is disloyal to the Kiev regime. The visit took place on December 4th and was accompanied by strange actions and shocking statements.

Police Detain Six Ukrainians, One Georgian on Arms Possession Charges

Six Ukrainians and one Georgian citizen were apprehended in Tbilisi on charges of illegal arms possession, the Interior Ministry reported on December 2.

The Interior Ministry said it seized two handguns, one handmade rifle and “other types of weaponry” from the detainees’ hotel rooms.

Germany | Berlin demands that Kiev act after Ukrainian nationalists put ex-chancellor Schroeder on ‘hit list’

Outraged Germany has demanded that Kiev take down an ultra-nationalist website that tracks the alleged enemies of Ukraine –some of whom ended up dead– after the group placed former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on its ‘hit-list’.

Ukraine | The Ukrainian Court Released the Journalist Pavel Volkov After Keeping Him Behind Bars for More Than a Year

The court dismissed the motion of the prosecutor to extend the measure of restraint imposed on the Ukrainian journalist Pavel Volkov in the form of detention, without having chosen an alternative. After spending more than a year in the Zaporozhya pre-trial detention center the journalist was finally released.