US citizen refused to disclose her medical diploma
by Sergei Kirichuk
Another political scandal is rocking Ukraine.
The new healthcare minister Ullyana Suprun - a US citizen from the pro-Nazi diaspora (who came to support Maidan and was appointed as a minister) - is being accused by Ukrainian doctors of ‘reforms’ that may have caused numerous deaths of Ukrainian patients.
Recently she has been accused also of total professional incompetence and the absence of the required medical education. Being summoned to the Parliament hearings, she refused to show her diploma stating that “it’s confidential information”. Now her scandalous behaviour is interpreted as “disrespect to the Parliament”.
In 2015 Ukraine introduced a 10-year moratorium on the export of unprocessed timber. The decision was immediately met by harsh criticism from the EU officials. The EU argues the ban on exporting roundwood from Ukraine violates the trade part of the Association Agreement (signed by Ukraine).
And after the enormous pressure and blackmailing, the EU finally reached its aim, while caring not so much about Ukraine’s nature. On November 24, the President of The European Commission Jan-Claude Juncker stated that in coming weeks Ukraine is set to cancel the timber export ban and president Poroshenko is ready to submit the corresponding bill to the parliament. Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, linked fulfillment of this condition will allow EU to release EUR 600 million macro-financial assistance.
Instead of jail – house arrest and a mandatory electronic bracelet: the Appeal court of Kharkiv region on 13.10.16 softened the measure of restraint of the main communist of Kharkov Alla Aleksandrovskaya. Thus, the ex¬people’s deputy, will remain under house arrest until 23rd October, then the court will decide on the appropriateness of her holding in custody, said the lawyer of the ex¬official to “KP in Ukraine”.
Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard
“Alla Aleksandrovskaya’s health has deteriorated compared to how it was before the decision on the preventive measure. This was diagnosed by doctors, and confirmed by examination. This was one of our main arguments because remaining in jail may lead to the deterioration of her health, and she will not be able to receive help,” said her lawyer Aleksandr Pasternak.” According to him, despite her health problems, the main Communist of Kharkov is in a fighting mood.
The leader of Kharkov communists in Ukraine - Alla Aleksandrovska (68) - remains imprisoned, despite her health problems.
The court prolonged her conviction again. An official reason is the same as in many other Ukrainian political cases: a prosecutor’s witness is missing. It’s a traditional practice in Ukrainian political cases: to delay the court hearings for years (under the pretext of missing prosecutor’s witness) and hold political opponents convicted.
Statement of European personalities in support of democratic forces
We are seriously concerned about the facts of the systematic pressure on the opposition in Ukraine.
On September 4th, right-wing radicals had the attacked “Inter” TV channel. The channel’s office was burned by nationalists, only the miracle helped to avoid human casualties. Threats of physical violence are coming against journalists and editors of “NewsOne” channel. In fact, all of the independent media are facing direct violence or the threat of violence from nationalist organizations.
Interview with Vasilj Volga, chairman of the Union of Leftist Forces, ex-MP, former head of the State Commission of Financial Services of Ukraine
by Wilhelm Langthaler
Vasilj Volga is scheduled to address the No Euro Forum which will take place in Chianciano Terme, Siena, Italy, from 16-18 September 2016.
What is in retrospect your position on the free trade agreement between Ukraine and the EU?
The agreement is actually detrimental to Ukraine’s national economic interest. There was a populist element in the propaganda of the forces which staged the military coup like for example facilitating visa etc. We should immediately cancel the trade agreement and rebuild the economic ties with Russia and the entire region in order to serve our national interest.
7th of May 2016 in Krasnodon, Lugansk People's Republic
Invitation to an international gathering which which builds bridges between the democratic and popular resistance in Eastern and Southern Ukraine and the global movement against imperialism and its direct and indirect instruments.
In the recent years the world has witnessed once again the rise of fascism and fascist groups all over the world.
NATO and EU imperialists use these fascist movements to impose their neo-liberal agenda over the peoples of sovereign nations.
However, there has been growing resistance against this global spread of fascism.
The people of Eastern Ukraine took up arms to fight against fascism in Ukraine. They founded the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and they are able to defend them. This is why we are planning this year an antifascist conference in Donbass.
Campaign for the release of Grubnik Vladimir Yurievich
Anonymous Ukrainian democratic activists in exile and supporters
The Ukrainian campaign against any activists who oppose the Kiev regime goes on and on. Several thousand of political prisoners including communists, pro-Russian activists e.t.c. taken captive by SBU (State security service of Ukraine) stay at prisons without any court for months and years, bearing tortures through their incarceration. Regime persecutes everyone who dares to oppose it in any possible way. Here is an example based on facts:
On the 19th of October, 2015, Grubnik Vladimir Yurievich, a doctoral candidate of Medicine, a lecturer at Odessa National Medical University (Department of surgery) and a surgeon at Odessa Municipal clinical hospital was arrested in Odessa by force. He was an activist who participated in the events on Kulikovo Field [massacre committed by right-wing Ukrainian nationalists in Odessa where dozens of anti-Maidan activists we killed] and contributed medical aid to his comrades who suffered traumas during those events.