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Germany: Anti-govt. forces in Ukraine speak out as Rosa Luxemburg Conference kicks off02:46

Germany: Anti-govt. forces in Ukraine speak out as Rosa Luxemburg Conference kicks off

Germany, Berlin
January 9, 2016 at 22:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

The 21st Rosa Luxemburg Conference organised by the German newspaper 'Junge Welt' ('Young world'), kicked off in Berlin, Saturday. Founder of the communist unit of the brigade 'Prisrak' ('Ghost brigade') Alexei Markov, front commander of the communist unit Peter Birjukov, as well as dozens of communist and antifascist activists were present at the meeting.

The crisis in eastern Ukraine and Turkey, neo-fascism and National Socialism in Europe were on the agenda.

Markov gave an interview via skype and answered several questions about the current situation in eastern Ukraine. He claimed that his unit had allegedly faced nationalist military groups from the Ukrainian side. "It happened in case of Debaltsevo liberation," Markov stated. He went on to say that regular Ukrainian military units, as well as two nationalist battalions had conducted alleged "military attacks on our positions." However, "the regular Ukrainian units are acting more composedly."

According to Markov, "real Communist parties" are needed in order to come to an agreement with the Ukrainian authorities, which he has called "nothing else but regular Nazis." "People tried to come to an agreement with Nazis 75 years ago, after giving them Czechoslovakia, then Austria and all remember how it ended up," he added.

Germany: Anti-govt. forces in Ukraine speak out as Rosa Luxemburg Conference kicks off02:46
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The 21st Rosa Luxemburg Conference organised by the German newspaper 'Junge Welt' ('Young world'), kicked off in Berlin, Saturday. Founder of the communist unit of the brigade 'Prisrak' ('Ghost brigade') Alexei Markov, front commander of the communist unit Peter Birjukov, as well as dozens of communist and antifascist activists were present at the meeting.

The crisis in eastern Ukraine and Turkey, neo-fascism and National Socialism in Europe were on the agenda.

Markov gave an interview via skype and answered several questions about the current situation in eastern Ukraine. He claimed that his unit had allegedly faced nationalist military groups from the Ukrainian side. "It happened in case of Debaltsevo liberation," Markov stated. He went on to say that regular Ukrainian military units, as well as two nationalist battalions had conducted alleged "military attacks on our positions." However, "the regular Ukrainian units are acting more composedly."

According to Markov, "real Communist parties" are needed in order to come to an agreement with the Ukrainian authorities, which he has called "nothing else but regular Nazis." "People tried to come to an agreement with Nazis 75 years ago, after giving them Czechoslovakia, then Austria and all remember how it ended up," he added.