Censorship Exercise, Genocide in Ukraine, Open letter, Ukrainian Crimes Against Humanity

Statement by Elena Bondarenko—People’s Deputy of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Below, we publish a translation of a statement made by Rada deputy, Elena Bondarenko, on September 10, 2014 . The  statement was originally published on her facebook page, but went largely ignored at the time. The recent spate of assassinations in Ukraine has given the statement a new, grizzly relevance, and it is for this reason that we are publishing a translation of it at this late date.

Translated by Alya & Alan Bailey / Edited by O.C.

I, Elena Bondarenko, a deputy of Partiya Regionov [Party of the Regions –ed.], which is in opposition to the governing party in Ukraine, would like to make a statement about the fact that the government is directly threatening with assault opposition politicians, depriving them of freedom of speech in the parliament and in other places, as well as conniving in the crimes against opposition leaders and their children.

Persistent threats, an undeclared ban on opposition parties appearing in the majority of Ukrainian mass media, purposeful baiting—these are everyday things in the life of the opposition in Ukraine. Everybody who calls for peace in Ukraine immediately becomes an enemy to the regime as it was, for instance, in 30-40’s Germany or in the USA during the McCarthyite era.

A few days ago the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Minister, Arsen Avakov, said: “When Elena Bondarenko ascends the parliamentary tribune, I want to reach for my gun.”

I emphasise the fact that those are the words of the person who has the main authority over the police in the country. Exactly a week ago the Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Alexander Turchinov, banned me from the parliamentary tribune as a representative of the opposition Party of the Regions. It was done solely because of my words, that “a regime that sends its army to bomb peaceful cities is criminal.” After that, he kindly allowed the parliamentary radicals to call for the shooting of the opposition .

I remember last year, when Kiev was flooded with extremists, my car was shot at. I reported this fact to the police. I take such threats to myself very seriously. I also would like to inform everyone who is not aware yet, that the regime protects the criminals who dared to raise their hand against the son of another opposition politician—Vladimir Oleynik. Ruslan Oleynik, a district public prosecutor, was beaten up in his work place, putting his life and health under threat. Instead of investigating the attack and threats against the politician and his family, the regime fired the prosecutor. My colleagues complain weekly about their assistants being beaten up, their supporters’ offices being searched, their lives, health and possessions threatened.

Ukrainian cyberspace is almost totally censored of this information, and ordinary Ukrainian citizens have no idea of the criminal fight against the opposition and of the fact that the constitutional right to freedom of speech is suppressed in many ways. The mass media who tell the truth in spite of their fear constantly get attacked by nationalist groups, and hooligans who assault publishing offices are never prosecuted, even when they are identified by video and photographic proof of their involvement is available.

I call upon international organisations who proclaim their democratic principles to not only pay attention to these facts but also to join the fight for democratic rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens. The methods used by the Junta in their struggle for power in Ukraine have nothing to do with democracy. Inactivity of the international community towards these outrageous facts looks like complicity and silent approval of all the crimes being committed in Ukraine. The free world is losing another outpost—Ukraine. All those who fight for democracy, peoples rights and freedoms, can bring about many changes together. Only together can we stop the Junta and the fratricidal war in Ukraine!

Yours sincerely,
People’s deputy of Ukraine, Elena BONDARENKO.


62 thoughts on “Statement by Elena Bondarenko—People’s Deputy of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

  1. Reblogged this on gingerblokeblog.


    Posted by gingerblokeblog | Apr 18, 2015, 22:22
  2. Reblogged this on susannapanevin.


    Posted by susannapanevin | Apr 18, 2015, 22:33
  3. I pray for Ukraine.

    I pray for you.

    How do I and everyone else help Ukraine rid herself of the violence? Honestly? What is the best method? How do you get rid of thousands of terrorists from Russia?

    I do not know. So, I pray.



    Posted by Wayne | Apr 18, 2015, 23:00
    • Ukraine has had a issue with corruption since the fail of USSR. What is happening now is different.
      This is the destruction of all opposition. Humanity has a long history of military take over of a country and the removal of all real or potential opposition. It has only been in modern history where many nations strive for the peaceful transfer of power and the ability to challenge the current political structure. What makes these actions even more troubling is the role the IMF, and NATO nations are playing. Would such actions be taking place today if the Western World was truly opposed to such actions?


      Posted by green of dragon clan | Apr 19, 2015, 19:56
    • How do you get rid of millions of liars from a world subdued by the terrorism of Capitalism?


      Posted by jauhuchanam राम अवत कृष्ण יוחנן אליהו | Apr 29, 2015, 18:34
      • Great question.

        First, people must repent and serve God. He is the Higher Power.

        And then, we must eliminate the greed of Communism that forced Capitalists into their acts of terror. And if the Capitalists do not clean up their act – PUT THEM IN JAIL.

        How long until you join US?



        Posted by Wayne | May 1, 2015, 03:24
        • The problem is that Western governments have been bought by capitalists. We have seen that clearly in the economic crisis of 2008 where banks were saved with trillions of Dollars and Euro’s but people lost their homes, jobs and their future.


          Posted by onno | May 1, 2015, 09:17
          • Thank you for your comment.

            I think I agree. But, I would go further, Liberals lending money to people who could not pay the loans was a major mistake.



            Posted by Wayne | May 1, 2015, 22:52
          • I think Bob Hope said once you only can get a loan from a bank when you don’t need. Like we saw in the crisis we also saw that the banks were the first ones to be at your doorsteps and called the loans which actually caused this financial crisis in the first place. Banks and governments go hand in hand and both cannot be trusted. Those times are GONE.


            Posted by onno | May 2, 2015, 14:11
    • Wayne, perhaps you need to pray less and read more before you make any more comments on what is going on in Ukraine. You have no evidence of thousands of Russian terrorists in Ukraine though thousands of Ukrainians of Russian descent have been subject to bombing by the US backed Kiev regime.


      Posted by John R Bell | Apr 30, 2015, 04:34
      • John,

        All you need to do is read Russian news …. Or, maybe you could move here to Ukraine? Just don’t tell them you know me.

        Thank you,



        Posted by Wayne | Jun 2, 2015, 03:54
    • What the hell are you saying on a site like this?? Do you even read the stuff here? If you believe your lying propagandists in the U.S, you are doomed completely. Russian terrorists??? I don’t know whether to laugh or face palm at your seemingly limitless ignorance, and on such site as this, it just makes you look like a typical American CLUELESS FOOL. You’re just a parrot. Piss off, we are all sick and tired of lies, but you, Mr Hypocrite Wayne, are feeding those very lies and, while you’re at it eating them all up, you may as well stop the praying, because you’ll be wasting your time if you still will not WAKE UP.


      Posted by Ariel | May 31, 2015, 23:17
    • Wayne. What were you smoking ? What thousands of terrorists from RF ? Do you know who’ve started ATO in the Eastern Ukraine ? Based on your name ( don’t know if it’s real) and the style of writing , you’re most likely live in United States ..like me. I’m from SF, CA.
      Ukrainians lived quite well until Obama, Kerrey, Nuland, Pyatt destabilized the country, financed ($5 billion of our money), organized Euromaidan and coup. The next step was to end lease of Sevastopol and other RF bases of Black Sea Fleet, to be replaced by NATO. After that Crimeans decided to end their relationship with Ukraine ( to whom they were transferred in 1954 by Khrushchev ) and hold referendum to reunite with RF , with which they were part f since 1750. Donetsk and Lugansk refused to legitimize new junta government in Kyiv and become DPR and LPR. Both were not recognized by any country in UN, including RF. There are no plans to “annex” these 2 territories/regions. The new government started war (ATO) against Donetsk and Lugansk, who have no Air Force, no tanks, no Navy, and no regular armed forces. The Junta killed so far 14,000 in the East , with most of them civilians ( children, women, elderly). Yes, they do have maybe 1,000 volunteers from borderline city of another Donetsk and nearby towns. But , Ukrainian Minister Avakov ( Armenian) sent thousands of SBU regular forces, and created new foreign legionnaires from EU ( Dutch, Poles, Scandinavians, etc, etc. ATO must be stopped by pulling back both sides from each other and sending troops back to the barracks.
      Foreign legionnaires must go home, and volunteers in the Eastern Ukraine should also go back to their homes. This must be followed by Amnesty, Peace Accord, nationwide elections to the Parliament, reestablishing trade and political relations with all Ukrainian neighbors. Stay independent, revive economy, live a Life…which is very short.


      Posted by John | Jun 15, 2019, 21:11
  4. People like this lady need to get out while they still can. It is not worth being murdered to confront these beasts. That’s the job of the NAF. Any non militia opposition is in serious danger of being murdered – like TODAY. If there is going to a non militia resistance in Nazi occupied rump Ukraine, it needs to be underground. This regime WILL fall. No reason for more good people to die being gunned down or shoved out windows before it all implodes. The actions of the enemy require a change in tactics.


    Posted by R_of_R (@R_of_R) | Apr 20, 2015, 01:28
  5. It is very sad to see however, the western media have aided & abetted. This to happen. This is the third Gov that has been removed by the EU with the full connivance of the US Gov. There is an agenda here to try to weaken Russia, hence why the west is so keen to talk to this puppet installed in Kiev that has openly called for the ethnic cleansing of the East & South Ukraine of the Russian speaking people , some have even called for them to be killed , especially those who are openly walking around doing Nazi-Salutes. There will in my opinion be two results here; a War involving Russia or, the Ukraine must have a two state solution. This Nation is now sinking under an impossible burden of debt and conflict that cannot continue.
    Don’t expect the western media to report on the Ukraine honestly, they are controlled by the big corporations who want to see conflict because this is very profitable for Arms manufacturers , moreover, the Raison d’être for the military Firms is conflict and this is why the Western elite want this.


    Posted by Viktor Orban | Apr 28, 2015, 13:19
  6. Let’s not forget that Ukraine is the most corrupt country in the western hemisphere and plenty of extremists and murderers on the streets of Kiev, Lviv and other cities are making a living of this. Add to this 400 Blackwater/CIA agents willing to sniper somebody for a couple of bucks, use women and children as LIVE target shooting range. Not even animals would kill their own kind but Kiev Neo-Nazis do and hand out licenses to kill to such extremists like Azov battalion, Right Sector under Yarosh and whoever can find a gun. These are similar conditions as we find in the less developed nations of Africa.

    Now, let me see USA and EU want Ukraine to be part of a civilized society like Europe once was. On top of that Ukraine received $ 17,5 billion in aid from IMF, billions in Aid from European and American taxpayers to finance these Neo-Nazi killers just because USA wants to get Russia and President Putin on his knees and become a vassal – like the rest of Europe – of Washington Neocons like McCain, Nuland and Brzezinsky. What happened to old fashioned civilized diplomacy to solve our difference. It seems that President Putin is the only civilized leader left on this planet and who knows that a next military confrontation will be a nuclear World War III. If we in the West want to keep our civilization it’s our duty to support this courageous Rada deputy Elena Bandarenko and NOT send ANY money support the criminals in Kiev who murder their opponents.


    Posted by onno | Apr 28, 2015, 14:05
  7. The people in DONBASS are creative and responsible RUSSIANS! People I personelly know are friendly, creativ and good working people! KIEV did want to wipe out (etnic cleaning ) all russians and take Crimea with 95% RUSSIAN CITICEN back! KIEV lost the war and is now bankrupt!
    USA do now want a new war in Ukraina, to involve Russia in a WW3! The idiot NEGRO OBAMA will loose such a war and MANKIND too!!


    Posted by hans björkström | Apr 28, 2015, 17:09
  8. Fascism, is the preferred type of government of all global corporations. The U.S., along with most major western governments, are almost totally corporate-controlled entities.

    Corporatism = Fascism.


    Posted by bosonm | Apr 28, 2015, 18:03
  9. Reblogged this on Aussiedlerbetreuung und Behinderten – Fragen and commented:
    Glück, Auf, meine Heimat!


    Posted by Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG | Apr 29, 2015, 18:49
  10. this describes US behavior. the US has been doing this sort of terrorism for over a hundred years and continues to murder people to this day. sadly, i can’t think of a way other than WAR to stop global terrorism committed by the US. It cannot win a conflict against Russia, or China. Both of these Nations know this. the US is dying a well deserved death. the sooner this happens, the sooner the world can begin to become peaceful, and democracy will be seen for the first time on earth


    Posted by TED BOHNE | Apr 30, 2015, 17:57
    • You’re absolutely right but as long as Europe is a colony of USA with 67.000 US troops and 120 nuclear bombs on its soil and NO leadership in Europe whatsoever Europeans are handed over to the Neocons in Washington. Only President Putin can save us from becoming US slaves.


      Posted by onno | May 1, 2015, 09:23
  11. Reblogged this on The Fourth revolutionary war.


    Posted by Akira | May 1, 2015, 02:43
  12. Hallo Mrs. Bondarenko thank you very much for your words, your courage and humanity. I live in Munich and I have just seen the exibithion at the New Documentation Center of the Nazi Era which opened two days ago after 70 years atWW the End of WW II. !!! History must not repeat again!!!
    I’m very concerned about the situation in the Ukraine. The western media are telling us a lot of liars. Please go on to fight for your right and a peaceful Ukraine. Thank yo very much Mrs. Bondarenko


    Posted by Giuseppe Guglielmi | May 3, 2015, 16:37
  13. UA has been a country without a soul for ages. Bandera sold the country out to the German Nazi’s & murdering thousands of Jews & Ukrainians at Babi Yar in 1941. Maidan was no different by murdering hundreds of people in Odessa. And today UA cowards/snipers are killing innocent UA women & children paid for by USA/NATO in the Pro-Russian Oblasts Lugansk & Donetsk. Murder remains murder even when tolerated by the ANTI-Russia bloc under control of Washington & NATO!!


    Posted by frowein | Mar 29, 2021, 09:58


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