Free Alexander Kushnarov & all political prisoners!

Part of the International Day of Action to Stop Genocide of Donbass Residents

Sunday, March 5 – 12 Noon

United Nations – Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
1st Ave & 47 St., Manhattan

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WE DEMAND:

  • STOP UKRAINE’S ATTACKS ON DONBASS NOW!
  • Kiev must honor the Minsk agreements
  • End U.S. funding and training for the Kiev regime & neo-Nazi groups
  • Recognize the Donetsk & Lugansk People’s Republics
  • International War Crimes Tribunal for Ukrainian President Poroshenko and his accomplices in Washington

ALSO: FREEDOM FOR ALEXANDER KUSHNAROV, father of one of the antifascists killed in Odessa on May 2, 2014. He was arrested Feb. 23 by the Ukrainian junta.

Since late January, the Donetsk and Lugansk republics have faced their worst wartime conditions in nearly two years, as the U.S.-backed Ukrainian government of President Petro Poroshenko escalates terror-bombing of homes, schools, hospitals, and essential services in cities and villages all along the front line.

At the same time, contradictory statements and belligerent actions by the Donald Trump administration in Washington have undermined lingering hopes in Donetsk, Lugansk and neighboring Russia for a significant change in the U.S. posture towards Ukraine that could lead to a de-escalation of the war.

A report released in Donetsk on Feb. 14 notes that 96 people have been wounded since Jan. 1, 2017 – half of them civilians, including six children. Since Feb. 3, more than 45 people have been killed by Ukrainian bombs. Since late January, Ukrainian forces have shelled homes, schools, hospitals, mines and vital infrastructure at a rate not seen in two years – leaving people in villages and cities without water, heat or electricity in the dead of winter.

Nearly 10,000 people have died since the war began three years ago, according to the UN, including over 100 children.

Tens of thousands of people in Donetsk and Lugansk, the former areas of eastern Ukraine that declared independence after a U.S.-backed coup in 2014, have signed a petition to the leaders of the United States, Germany and the Russian Federation, demanding they put a stop to Ukraine’s recent escalation of war in the region.

The Ukrainian government and neo-fascist armed groups at war with Donetsk and Lugansk have received massive funding and military training from Washington. It’s especially important for opponents of war, fascism and racism in the United States to show solidarity at this time, when the Donald Trump regime is threatening new wars around the globe and rapidly backing away from campaign promises to de-escalate conflict with Russia.

Called by: Solidarity with Novorossiya & Antifascists in Ukraine / International Action Center

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