The appeal of the "Right Sector"
to the world and european community
to the world and european community
TO THE WORLD AND EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
We, the representatives of the "Right Sector" of Maidan appeal to the world community (UN, USA, EU and individual European countries) with the aim to clarify our position regarding the recent events in Ukraine. The Ukrainian state is undergoing a deep systematic economical , social and political crisis. In the economical and financial sphere the country is virtually in a state of default, complicated by an extraordinary aggravation of political confrontation between the people that revolted against total corruption and repressions of the Yanukovych's regime. The country is practically on the edge of internal armed conflict as a result of the government's actions that deliberately pushes the country to massive bloodshed and threatens to destabilise not only the former Soviet Union , but also Central and Eastern Europe. We affirm that our activists, as millions of Ukrainians, in November of 2013 came out to take part in a peaceful protests against the government (represented by Yanukovych and the Party of Regions) which immersed itself in corruption in all areas of administrative, political and economical life.
The government that criminally violates current Constitution and the laws of Ukraine, de facto destroyed all democratic institutions, independency of judicial branch of government, and openly embarked on the usurpation of power. The democratic principles, the right to elect and to be elected, freedom of speech and press are profaned in Ukraine. As of now many of political activists and prisoners of conscience remain in jail. The dictatorship of a single party that is represented by villains clans has been built and in fact has all signs of organised crime led by the tyranny of the one person - Viktor Yanukovych. As a result , the regime brutally suppressed numerous peaceful actions of citizens who rightfully demanded the restoration of the country's rule of law, fair elections, complete cessation of corruption and poverty, government accountability and the guarantees of their legitimate rights.
Numerous activists , politicians , human rights activists suffered arrests and imprisonment. In November and December of 2013 and January of 2014 Yanukovych regime finally crossed the limit not only of the law but also of a common sense. The whole world witnessed the massacre of tyranny and terror against civilians. Considering the actions of terror executed by the government, and abortive attempts of political opposition to terminate the uncontrolled violence through negotiations forced patriotic organisations and parties, united in a revolutionary movement " Right Sector" to organise themselves and to protect civil liberties of Ukrainians in a face of the threat of mass terror, kidnapping and torture of innocent people, arbitrary arrests and imprisonments carried out by payed special forces "Berkut", "Griffon" and others. In addition, the government fell so low as to hire the gangster bands (called "Titushkas"). Country and the capital of Ukraine were thrown to the mercy of tyranny, terror and lawlessness! Thus, guided by the Chapter 5 of the Constitution of Ukraine, which was blatantly abused by Yanukovych's tyranny, active citizens united in the "Right Sector" of Maidan showed the resistance to the punitive squads of regime.
According to the Constitution, "The people are the bearers of sovereignty and the only source of power in Ukraine" and "The right to determine and to change the constitutional order in Ukraine belongs exclusively to the people and shall not be usurped by the State, its bodies or officials." The Fundamental Law of Ukraine clearly states: "No one shall usurp state power".
Thereby, the actions of the "Right Sector" in January of 2014 were due not only to a vital necessity, a sense of dignity and self-preservation, but a constitutional principle. In addition, they also conform to a number of international and European declarations and charters including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the resolution 217 (A) of General Assembly of the United Nations adopted on December 10, 1948 which says "Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law" In response, the regime resorted to war against its own people. In the midst of winter, at the air temperature -15 °C, water cannons were used. Although, according to the decree № 49 of February 27, 1991 "On the rules for application of special means for the protection of civil order", the water cannon could not be used at the temperature lower than 0 °C. "Berkut" special units were not only using stun grenades with several violations of the rules of their usage, but also rubber bullets and later a live ammunition, shooting the protesters in cold blood. The outrage has reached an unprecedented cruelty, when people lying on the ground, were brutally smashed (including the Red Cross doctors). When the protesters were kidnapped and tortured, seized as hostages, their property destroyed and so on. When special units started to kill people! These are the unprecedented signs of tyranny, terror and permanent genocide in a country, which is located in the heart of Europe! Thereby, all the accusations of the “Right Sector" in extremism and provocation are totally unfounded. However, we declare that we are ready to defend a guarantee of democracy and the right of people to make a choice. At the same time, we understand the danger of state involvement in civil war and thus we declare our readiness to find ways to resolve the situation that has arisen.
As the initial stage of negotiations to resolve the confrontation and taking into account the perverse criminal regime, its policy of lies, intimidation and terror, we insist on: 1. Unconditional release of all hostages. The "Right Sector" is ready to enter into negotiations regarding the fulfillment of obligations and development of guarantees from both sides, as the regime is constantly delaying to solve this problem and is trying to deceive people again, as there are no guarantee the criminal charges will be cancelled after a temporary exemption of the hostages. 2. We insist on the resignation of Viktor Yanukovych and the appointment of presidential election date. 3. We demand an immediate appointment of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Kyiv City Council election date. "Right Sector" is ready to engage in the country's political process, expressing a common position of patriotic and national-conservative parties and organizations. Confirming the above we bring the attention of people and international community to the fact that the "Right Sector" has formed the Political Council, the members of which are willing to find the common ground with the United Opposition. We believe that the democratic parliamentary opposition, both in terms of unity of the opposition forces, the role of "Right Sector" in revolutionary events and in view of the political and moral responsibility to the people and history, is obliged to start the consultations with the political Council of "Right Sector" on the participation of its representatives in the General political process to resolve the confrontation in our country. With this appeal to the world community (UN, EU, OSCE the governments of European countries, and USA) the "Right Sector" is showing its readiness to directly inform your representatives about its vision of the situation in a country and ways to resolve it, expresses its political and ideological principles, dispels unfounded accusations of extremism and allegedly terrorist orientation of the member organizations of the "Right Sector" and highlights its position on Yanukovich and the regime he represents.
The Political Council of the "Right Sector".