200 people of Kryvyi have been on strike in mines for 15 days

At the ‘Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant’ (KZRK), miners have been on strike underground for the third week in a row. The plant is one of biggest iron ore producer in Ukraine and consists of 4 mines : Hvardiyska, Oktiabrska, Rodina, and Ternivska. On September 3, 2020, about 30 miners from the Oktiabrska mine stayed underground, thereby suspending the operation of the mine. The lack of social dialogue is what made miners take such a desperate action. Workers are not satisfied with the unfair distribution of profit extracted from the exploitation…

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Appeal of the Communist Party of the DPR in connection with the ongoing hostilities in Donbass

The war in Donbass has already been going on for more than five years. It claimed the lives of more than 10 thousand people, about 2 million were forced to leave their homes. Hundreds of children were killed and injured. The blood of the inhabitants of Donbass is on the hands of the Kiev regime, which unleashed military aggression in response to the self-determination of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

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ITF backs unions against ‘slavery law’ in Ukraine

“The whole system of labour law and social protection is being dismantled. The law on labour has already been nicknamed a ‘slavery law’. Massive transition to individual contracts will deprive workers of their rights, and every worker will have to individually bargain over their wages and working conditions … it is incumbent upon the government of Ukraine to withdraw this draft labour law without any delay.” In the letter, Mr Cotton reminds President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine’s obligations under international law: “The draft law is in contravention of core international labour…

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Ukraine’s government puts oligarchs and multinational enterprises ahead of its own people

On 27 December, the neo-liberal Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) a new draft law on labour published earlier in the month which will strip workers of legal protections, and unions of their ability to protect them. In doing so, the Ukrainian government sided decisively with oligarchs and multinational enterprises against its own people. Ukrainian trade unions believe the new draft law will result in:

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Comment by the Information and Press Department on the exchange of detained persons between Kiev and Donbass

On December 29, after a two-year interval, Kiev and Donbass completed a major “all-for-all” prisoner exchange as part of the intra-Ukrainian crisis resolution. A total of 200 people were able to return back home. Their release was the result of the agreements reached at the December 9 Normandy format summit held in Paris as well as the political will shown by the new government of Ukraine.

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KPU calls to crush the reactionary, Western backed regime

The CP of Ukraine assessed the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine as a rejection of the US-NATO backed regime and a pursuit for radical change. As Ukraine enters the second round of presidential elections, the first round where Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian, received most of the votes against the Poroshenko government, the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) issued a statement on 4 April assessing the situation. The KPU underlined that the election campaign takes place under the intimation of militarized nationalist and neo-fascist groups backed…

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CP, Italy condemns terrorist attacks of Nazis in Ukraine against Donetsk communists

The Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party (Italy) issued a statement on 1 October condemning the attack targeting the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) wounding three delegates of the party congress that was being held at that time. The statement pointed out that among those injured, Igor Khakimzyanov was ‘one of the candidates for president of the DPR after the murder of Zakharchenko in late August‘.

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Explosion in the premises of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic

Today, September 29, in Donetsk, there was an explosion in the room where the extraordinary IV Congress of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic was being held. One person is shell-shocked, three have received burns of varying degrees, the correspondent of the Wpered website reports. «There was an explosion. Fire, smoke. They began to take people out. Three were taken by an ambulance. First secretary of the Donetsk city committee of the CP of the DPR Irina Yakina is among the injured. Her arms, legs and back were…

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