Appeal from Friends of the Earth Ukraine/Zelenyi Svit concerning the situation in Ukraine
The events of recent days clearly show the brutal violence by Ukrainian Authorities against the Constitution of Ukraine and international law. The cruel and bloody police response to peaceful protesters in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities, neglecting public opinion, unwilling to take the responsibility for the state economic and political crisis, and the total failure in foreign affairs means that the authorities (President and Government) no longer have a right to represent the people of Ukraine.
We demand the Parliament opposition parties keep the demands generated by the Public Assembly: the resignation of the President and the Government.
We appeal to the deputies of all levels, to the officials, judges, to the heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Armed Forces of Ukraine to support the people’s will and never perform the criminal orders of the Authorities.
We appeal to Ukrainian citizens with the demand to keep calm and continue to insist on compliance with their Constitutional rights in a peaceful way.
We recall that according to the Constitution of Ukraine the bearer of sovereignty and the only source of authority in Ukraine is the citizens. The people exercise the power directly or through the public authorities. No one in our state can assume state power.
These days Ukraine has another chance to return to building the European state on the principles of justice and the rule of law. We aim to have such a state, where civil society really controls and influences all the branches of power, participates in decision making and has equal and free access to justice and to information.