British trade unions against Ukraine war

This video from Britain is called John Rees – Ukraine. What’s Behind the Crisis? – Stop the War Coalition – 15.04.14

From daily The Morning Star in Britain:

TUC congress calls for permanent ceasefire to Ukraine civil war

Thursday 11th September 2014

Britain’s labour movement threw its weight behind calls for a permanent ceasefire in Ukraine yesterday, condemning interference in the country by Western powers.

Congress passed an emergency resolution on Ukraine.

“Who caused the crisis in Ukraine? Nato should be looking at themselves,” said RMT president Peter Pinkney.

A million people are displaced and 3,000 have died. The US is sending 200 soldiers in an advisory capacity — well, I remember that happening in Vietnam.

“We cannot ignore the massacre of trade unionists by Kiev-allied forces in Odessa. This is about answering a scream for help from the Ukrainian people and opposing war.

“The only wars we back are wars on injustice, poverty and the whole stinking capitalist system.”

Unite warned that we could not “turn a blind eye” to the rise of the fascist far right associated with the Kiev regime.

Amnesty International released a report September 8 on war crimes committed by pro-Kiev forces against ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine. The document, “Ukraine: Abuses and war crimes by the Aidar Volunteer Battalion in the north Luhansk region,” is the result of a two-week research mission in the region. It confirms that the Kiev regime is using extreme-right militias to suppress pro-Russian opposition to February’s Western-backed coup—with the tacit backing of the US and European Union (EU): here.

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