FARC-EP statement on Ukraine

True to our anti-imperialist and anti-fascist commitment, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army, FARC-EP, strongly condemns the vile aggression unleashed by the Kiev regime against the workers and dissident population of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian people have been caught in the crossfire by the United States and the European Union — the first in its task of warmongering encirclement and provocation against Russia, and the second in its quest to annex Ukraine. Both aim toward further NATO expansion eastward with the aim, poorly disguised, of taking over mining and energy resources.

Nobody in their right mind can doubt that behind the so-called “Orange revolution” first, and then the Maidan movement, the imperialists are wolves in sheep’s clothing disguised as democrats and defenders of human rights.

This coup has brought to power a clique with oligarchic and neo-Nazi components, has unleashed a civil conflict and violent witch hunts not only against the Communists, but also all opponents and Russian-speaking people in general.

Despite the onslaught, there was a gigantic popular response from the anti-fascist resistance of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, against which the government oligarch [Petro] Poroshenko, guided by Washington and Brussels, has launched an encirclement operation and extermination campaign with all kinds of weapons and tens of thousands of soldiers and mercenaries. The so-called Anti-Terrorist Operation has killed or seriously injured thousands of innocent people, and the fascists seek to destroy the civilian population of the Donbass region not only with shells and guns, but also hunger and thirst.

In recent weeks we have witnessed an armed counteroffensive of the anti-fascist militias led by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Ukraine, Novorossía and Russian Lower Carpathians, whose struggle for freedom and social justice is striking major blows against the Kiev junta, several of which ended in open rout.

We express our internationalist solidarity with the Ukrainian people and anti-oligarchic and anti-fascist fighters of Donbass, and call on the people of the world to mobilize to counter any attempt by imperialism to impose neocolonial wars and undemocratic regimes.

Today as yesterday, fascism will not pass!

International Committee of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army, FARC-EP

September 15, 2014