‘We have a common cause’: Anti-war appeals from Donbass activists

As the U.S. and NATO threaten war with Russia and push Ukraine to invade the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, Struggle-La Lucha shares these messages to the anti-war movement from activists living in the Donbass. 

Alexey Albu is a coordinator of Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine and Donbass, a Marxist and anti-fascist organization banned by the Ukrainian regime. Albu is a survivor of the May 2, 2014, Odessa massacre, when Ukrainian neo-Nazis set fire to the House of Trade Unions, killing nearly 50 people. Albu was then forced into exile under threat of death.

Hello dear friends!

Western countries are whipping up hysteria in the media, evacuating diplomats, sending military instructors, weapons and ammunition to the Ukrainian neo-Nazi government.

Now right-wing radical groups have announced mobilization all over Ukraine – they are gathering volunteers for the front.

In addition, we are receiving disturbing news from Transnistria – Moldova is also transferring military equipment, and negotiations between Tiraspol and Chisinau have reached an impasse.

All this is happening against the backdrop of an unprecedented impoverishment of the people, rising utility costs and prices, an infrastructure crisis, and a lack of heat in many homes in Ukraine.

For President Zelensky, the war can be a salvation – he will say that Russia is to blame for everything.

We will be grateful if you, together with other comrades at your actions, demand that your government not send aid to the neo-fascist regime of Ukraine, because this money can be used to solve social problems at home.

I also want all comrades to know that the Donbass is no longer as weak as before. And anti-fascists from Odessa, Kharkov, Zaporozhye, Nikolaev and other cities of Ukraine are not sitting idly by – they are also preparing very hard.

We sincerely thank you for your solidarity! We really hope that peace, equality and progress will come to the planet Earth!

Red salute!

Alexey Albu, Borotba 


Message from Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic 

Dear comrades!

On behalf of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic, we sincerely thank you for your solidarity with the people of Donbass. 

Today, the irresponsible actions of the U.S. imperialists, their allies and satellites have once again brought the world to the brink of a global armed conflict. The progressive forces of all countries must unite their efforts to prevent a catastrophe. 

The key elements of the international anti-imperialist front – the people’s republics of Donbass, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba – are now in a particularly difficult situation. Each of these states may at any moment be subjected to a full-scale attack on the part of the imperialists. 

Today, it is especially important to strengthen the international solidarity of the working people and use the current difficult situation to move towards a more just society. We greatly appreciate your support and will do our best to live up to the expectations that foreign comrades place on our struggle. 

We have a common cause. The most acute problems of our time can be solved only on a worldwide basis, only through global socialist transformations.

Long live international anti-imperialist solidarity!


Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic

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