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The CP of Ukraine assessed the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine as a rejection of the US-NATO backed regime and a pursuit for radical change.

As Ukraine enters the second round of presidential elections, the first round where Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian, received most of the votes against the Poroshenko government, the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) issued a statement on 4 April assessing the situation. The KPU underlined that the election campaign takes place under the intimation of militarized nationalist and neo-fascist groups backed by the US. The Constitution of Ukraine is being violated as millions of Ukrainian citizens living in Donbas or working in Russia because of the civil war are officially deprived of their constitutional electoral rights.

The Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party (Italy) issued a statement on 1 October condemning the attack targeting the Communist Party of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) wounding three delegates of the party congress that was being held at that time. The statement pointed out that among those injured, Igor Khakimzyanov was 'one of the candidates for president of the DPR after the murder of Zakharchenko in late August'.

KPDNRToday, September 29, in Donetsk, there was an explosion in the room where the extraordinary IV Congress of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic was being held. One person is shell-shocked, three have received burns of varying degrees, the correspondent of the Wpered website reports.

«There was an explosion. Fire, smoke. They began to take people out. Three were taken by an ambulance. First secretary of the Donetsk city committee of the CP of the DPR Irina Yakina is among the injured. Her arms, legs and back were cut by the shrapnel. The doctors assure that her life is not in danger,» – said First Secretary of the Central Committee of the CP of the DPR Boris Litvinov.

KPDNRThe first stage of the extraordinary IV Congress of the CP of the DPR took place in Donetsk on September 29. The main issue on the agenda was the question of the party’s participation in the election campaign before the upcoming elections to the People’s Council of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the correspondent of the Wpered website reports.

The Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) released a statement about the scandal speech made by the speaker of the Ukranian Parliament, Andriy Parubii. Parubii has referred to Hitler as "the greatest democrat" during his recent speech. In the statement released by the Department for the International Relations of the CC, the general secretary of the KPU, Symomenko, called for Parubii's immediate exclusion from his position in the parliament and brought to criminal liability for these words.

The murder of the Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko can be considered political, aimed at disrupting the Minsk agreements, deputy of the DPR People’s Council Valery Skorokhodov told RIA Novosti.

“Many of my colleagues agree that the political assassination of the DPR Head is aimed at disrupting the Minsk agreements. Let me remind you that Alexander Zakharchenko’s signed these agreements. He was the one who was interested in their performance, which cannot be said about the Ukrainian party,” Valery Skorokhodov said.

The assassination of the DPR Head, Alexander Zakharchenko, is a provocation aimed unequivocally at the disruption of the Minsk agreements. This was announced today by the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the Permanent Plenipotentiary Representative of the Donetsk People’s Republic at the talks of the Contact Group in Minsk, Denis Pushilin, on the air of the “Reaction” programme on the Russian NTV channel.

Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Russian Workers’ Communist Party-Communist Party of the Soviet Union issued statements on the murder of Alexander Zakharchenko.

On September 1, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) and the Russian Communist Workers’ Party-Communist Party of Soviet Union (RKRP-CPSU) issued statements on the murder of Alexander Zakharchenko, leader  of the Donetsk People's Republic. They both condemned the murder and analyzed the political situation in the Donbass region lying behind the assault. 

On September 2, in the Donetsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after A.B. Solovyanenko, the farewell ceremony with the Head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko took place.

Over 200 thousand inhabitants of the Donetsk People’s Republic came to honour the memory of the fallen. Among them there were Acting Head of the DPR Dmitry Trapeznikov, Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin, deputies of the DPR People’s Council, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the DPR Alexander Timofeyev, representatives of the ministries and departments of the Republic. As part of the delegation from the Russian Federation, the Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov, deputies of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Andrey Kozenko, Natalia Poklonskaya and Kazbek Taisayev, members of the Federation Council Olga Kovitidi and Sergey Tsekov attended the memorial service. Members of delegations from the Republic of South Ossetia, led by President Anatoly Bibilov, the Republic of Abkhazia, led by Deputy Prime Minister Astamur Ketsba and LPR representatives led by Acting Head of the Republic Leonid Pasechnik, as well as a number of Russian politicians, were also present.

On September 2, the Acting Head of the DPR Dmitry Trapeznikov and Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin laid floral tribute to the Joseph Kobzon’s monument, which is located on a square near the Palace of Youth “Youth” in Donetsk.

Dmitry Trapeznikov reminded of the support provided by the great compatriot to the people of Donbass in his commentary to journalists.

Donezker VRDonetsk People's Republic (DPR) Head Alexander Zakharchenko has been killed in an explosion at the Separ restaurant in the Dontesk city center Friday evening, the DPR Head Administration said. »Unfortunately this is true, the DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko is killed as a result of explosion. Details are to follow,« the statement reads.

The intersection of Pushkina street and Komsomolskiy av. where the restaurant is located in the Voroshilovskiy district of Donetsk cordoned off, DAN correspondent says. Fire engulfed the building after the explosion. Heavy presence of emergency services, law enforcement and ambulances is reported.

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