Ukraine permanently bans far-left Communist Party, Beijing is silent


A Ukrainian court recently decided to permanently ban the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) and confiscate its assets during the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia. Analysts believe this decision reflects the world’s awakening to the communist ideology and the dangers of the far-left party. China’s ruling party, the Chinese Communist Party, remains silent about the ban, despite its proximity to the KPU.

Lviv’s Eighth Administrative Appeals Court issued a statement with the judgment. “The court met the claims of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice. The activities of the Communist Party of Ukraine were banned. The property, funds and other assets of the parties. The area, city, district organization, primary center, and other structural entities. Was transferred to the state. “

The decision of the Lviv court is final.

Huge blow to CCP

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Lee Yuanhua, a former professor at Capital Normal University in Beijing, told The Epoch Times on July 8 that Ukraine’s ban on KPUs would be a big blow to the Chinese Communist Party.

“In fact, Ukraine realized that when Russia invaded, Russia’s trust was based on the secret support of the CCP. Ukraine also saw that only the communist countries of the world had morals. Throughout the war, they have a deeper understanding of the dangers the Communist Party poses to humankind, which is why they made such a clear decision. “

Lee Yeau-tarn, a professor at Taiwan’s National Chengchi University, told The Epoch Times on July 8 that Ukraine had banned pro-Russian left-wing parties after Russia’s invasion. He said he believes that the permanent ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine marks the awakening of international democracies.

“Russia has invaded Ukraine and the CCP virus (COVID-19) is rampant around the world, as is the suppression of Hong Kong by the CCP, the threat to Taiwan, and the occupation of the islands and coral reefs of the South China Sea. The Chinese Communist Party conducted joint military exercises near the Sea of ​​Japan, all demonstrating their intention to undermine the current international order under the rules of free democracy, “he said. “Under this circumstance, the Ukrainian resolution to completely break away from them clearly shows that liberal democracy and totalitarian dictatorship cannot coexist.”

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Regarding the confiscation of KPU’s property, Lee Yuanhua said, “For example, the CCP’s property belongs to the Chinese. The confiscation of KPU’s property was robbed by the Soviet Union Communist Party (partially inherited by KPU). Returning the property of the confiscated people to the country and the people. This is the right decision. “

Lee said countries that have been dominated by communist totalitarianism have a deep understanding of the harm that communist ideology has caused to humans.

“Like the former Czech Republic, Eastern European countries, including Ukraine, have wiped out communist toxins. Now, the permanent ban on the Communist Party by law, including the confiscation of its property, is actually Ukraine. People’s choice. “

He said the ban was a signal to Chinese Communist Party members. end. “

De-communist method

KPU was the ruling party in the Soviet era. Ukraine became independent of the former Soviet Union in 1991. As early as August 30, 1991, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) announced a ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine and its activities. However, the Ukrainian Constitutional Court revoked the ban in December 2001.

On April 9, 2015, Verkhovna Rada passed a series of non-communist laws, including “On the Condemnation of Communism and the Nazi Totalitarian System,” which bans both Soviet and Nazi symbols. Violations can be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison for individuals and up to 10 years in prison for members of the organization.

Prior to the permanent ban, KPU was banned from running for election from July 24, 2015.

Ning Haizhong and Luo Ya contributed to this report.

Alex Woo


Alex Wu is a US-based writer of The Epoch Times, focusing on Chinese society, Chinese culture, human rights and international affairs.