Translated by Ollie Richardson fro Fort Russ
22nd January, 2016
It appears some people in Kiev have remained brave in spirit, demonstrating the need for friendship with Russia. Today the Communists and representatives of other left movements, despite the danger of political persecution and attacks by militants, came to the rally in Central Kiev. They went out to celebrate at a rally a memorable day- 362nd anniversary of the Pereyaslav Rada.
Pereyaslav Rada proclaimed the act of unification of Russia and Ukraine, two branches of a single Russian people. By becoming part of the Russian Empire, Little Russia received protection from enslavement and destruction szlachta Poland and gained the opportunity to develop their economy and trade.
Among those present were leaders of the Communist party and the progressive socialist party, Petro Simonenko and Natalia Vitrenko. The participants spoke about the Union of Ukraine with Russia, that now the long-suffering Ukrainian land is under external management and that the war in the Donbass is civil, and it is necessary to finish.
“It is in Union with the Russian people, it is in Union with Russia and the possible future of Ukraine”, – said Simonenko.
“We will do everything so that the Ukrainian people know the truth about their history, young people were proud of their history, to be proud of the heroes and not traitors”, – he said.