London anti-fascist campaigners returned to the streets of Whitehall last weekend in solidarity with the people of the Lugansk and Donetsk republics, and to call for an end to British military aid to the Kiev regime. NCP leader Andy Brooks joined other comrades at the picket opposite Downing Street called by the New Communist Party and Socialist Fight with the support of the Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine (SARU) campaign.
Gerry Downing of Socialist Fight took the mike last Saturday, along with NCP comrades Dermot Hudson and Theo Russell, whilst others gave out leaflets and argued the case with those who wanted to know more about the problem.
In February 2014 a fascist-backed coup took place in Ukraine. Two months later neo-Nazi thugs besieged pro-democracy protesters inside the Trade Union House in Odessa before torching it, blocking the exits so that they couldn’t escape. The Kiev regime says 50 were killed but eyewitnesses believe the true number could be well over 100. Not one of the thugs responsible for the murders has been charged because they are followers of the neo-Nazi militias that prop up the corrupt Poroshenko regime that does the bidding of Anglo-American and Franco-German imperialism.
Soon afterwards the people in eastern Ukraine took up the gun to defend themselves from the fascist onslaught and set up their own people’s republics in the Donbas. Almost 4,000 Donbas civilians have been killed by the fascists and the Ukrainian army in the struggle to defend their new-born freedom. The British government is providing military trainers for the Ukrainian army, some of whom are possibly members of the 80 fascist militias that have been integrated in to Ukraine’s armed forces with complete US backing.