The MEPs of the KKE denounce the arrest of two cadres of the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine with an urgent question submitted by Kostas Papadakis, MEP of the Party, to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, J. Borrell.
The question reads as follows:
“The arrest of the First Secretary of the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine, Mikhail Kononovich, and his brother, Aleksander Kononovich, by the Ukrainian authorities raises serious concerns, while there are allegations that their lives are under threat.
At a time when the imperialist conflict has been raging following the Russian invasion on the grounds of its competition with the USA, NATO, and the EU, the Ukrainian government proceeds to the wanton persecution of the two young communists. It utilizes anti-communism, which is an official policy of both itself and the EU, and implements the unacceptable anti-communist legal framework that unhistorically and provocatively equates fascism with communism. At the same time, fascist and neo-Nazi groups are operating undisturbed even as part of the Ukrainian army and attacking downtrodden Ukrainians, while they have also been being utilized for years against the Ukrainian people both in 2014 with the open imperialist intervention of the USA, NATO, and the EU in the country and to this very day.
Anti-communism, which always goes hand in hand with anti-popular policy, is sharpening especially in conditions of imperialist war, seeking to align the peoples with one or the other imperialist camp. In particular, today they seek to erase the collective memory of the Ukrainian and Russian peoples who had been living in peace for decades under socialism in the USSR.
Based on the above, how does the Vice President of the Commission / High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy respond to the urgent demand for the immediate release of the two arrested young communists as well as the lifting of all anti-communist persecution and bans in the country?”.