World Peace Council Issues Statement on the Massacre in Odessa


 socorro gomesOn behalf of the Presidency of the World Peace Council, we forcefully repudiate the increasing military actions of the government of Ukraine against federalist movements of the East and the South of the country, and the explicit support which this government is giving to criminal actions committed by Neo-Nazis.

We consider a very serious violation of Human Rights, the massacre committed on 2ndMay in Odessa, in the House of Trade Unions, where demonstrators were imprisoned in the burning building, while groups of Neo-Nazis were blocking the exits. With a deep sense of pain, we send our condolences and solidarity to the families of the victims.

The current Ukrainian government does not have any legitimacy as it took power amidst a coup d’état orchestrated by the imperialist United States and the European Union (EU). Behind this action was the hidden agenda of destabilizing the country and installing a puppet regime, which would accept NATO’s expansion up to the borders of Russia. The presence of ultranationalist organizations in Kiev’s government, inspired by Fascism and Nazis should be condemned by all peace lovers of the world.

World Peace Council 2As the world remembers the centenary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War, two important episodes inspired peoples of the world to promote the building of peace, it is  unacceptable for the US and EU to remain in Ukraine to boost conflicts, which could result in grave tragedies of large proportions.

We express our solidarity with the peoples of Ukraine in their struggle for their rights.

Socorro Gomes
President of World Peace Council

Source:  Jamaica Peace Council