Monday, December 2, 2013

Ukraine: ECPM deeply concerned over the exessive use of force against the demonstrators in Kiev

The European Christian Political Movement (ECPM) is deeply concerned over the recent developments in Kiev, condemns what clearly seems to be the excessive use of force against the peaceful demonstration and calls on the Ukrainian Government to respect the will, human dignity and fundamental rights of the Ukrainian people.

"Many Ukrainians, who took to streets to protest against the reversal of President Viktor Yanukovych on the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement, showed their strong support for their country's closer relations with the European Union. It is the right of people everywhere to express their views in a democratic way. Therefore, the Ukrainian government should refrain from violence and use of force and resolve political differences in accordance with the constitutional and democratic norms", George Rukhadze, the ECPM Vice-President said.

The European Christian Political Movement also condemns the pressure from Moscow on the Ukrainian government which prevented Kiev from signing the Association Agreement and believes that the Ukraine's future should be decided by the Ukrainian government in accordance with the will of their people and no other country has a right to veto their decisions.

The ECPM has always supported Ukraine's European choice by closely working with the CDU Ukraine and other civil organizations to promote Christian values, democracy and political pluralism in the country and will continue to do so in the future.

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