[Marxism] Fwd: In Donetsk, Odessa Regional Council Deputy and Union Borotba coordinator Alexei Albu disappeared

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Dec 29 06:56:29 MST 2014

(If pro-Putin separatists can treat their "leftist" supporters in 
Borotba with so little concern about their political rights, can you 
imagine how they treat Donetsk residents who are openly pro-Maidan?)


At 11:00 a.m. on December 27, Alexei Albu came to the headquarters of 
the Battalion Vostok in Donetsk, whose commander is Alexander 
Khodakovsky, with documents for the release of Victor Shapinov, Maxim 
Firsov and Maria Muratova.

Afterward, no communication was received from Alexei Albu.

Recall that on December 21, leftist activists Shapinov, Firsov and 
Muratova were captured in Donetsk by people affiliated with Battalion 
Vostok. They are being held in the commandant's office on Elevatornaya 
Street in Donetsk city to exchange for prisoners.

According to reports, the soliders [sic] of Battalion Vostok mistook 
them for a Ukrainian reconnaissance and sabotage group and want to 
exchange them for for militia prisoners held by the Ukrainian side.

If our comrades fall into the hands of the Security Service of Ukraine 
(SBU), they face repression in the junta's dungeons. They face the 
threat of death by Ukrainian fascist militants.

Press Service of Union Borotba

Translation by Greg Butterfield

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