Message of PASYEK PEO on the action of the Governmnet of Ukraine against Pierpaolo Leonardi General Secretary of USB Italy, General Secretary of TUI Public Services and Allied and an affiliate of the WFTU
PASYEK PEO condemns the unacceptable action of the Government of Ukraine to start a criminal case against Pierpaolo Leonardi, General Secretary of USB Italy, General Secretary of TUI Public Services and Allied and an affiliate of the WFTU for “illegal entry in Donbass”. This action which consist severe violation of trade union rights.
Pierpaolo Leonardi entered Donbass in his official capacity of trade union representative of WFTU and Trade Union International Public Services to express solidarity with the people of Donbass heading an official solidarity mission of WFTU.
The Ukrainian Government asserted that part of the land released by the People’s Republic of Lugansk and Donetsk as its territories and has no right to claim that WFTU trade unionists violated immigration laws because they were supposed to enter Ukrainian territory, through a border of Ukraine and having a permit and a Ukrainian entry visa.
PASYEK PEO denounces the reactionary Government of Ukraine which with the support of powerful business interests has brought great suffering to the Ukrainian people. A big part of responsibility of the crimes in Ukraine is the result of the USA, NATO and the European Union policies who support and assist the Government of Neo-fascist forces in Ukraine.
PASYEK PEO also protests against the Government of Italy and the European Union who once again find the opportunity to support the fascist and criminal regime of Ukraine by endorsing the criminal case against the WFTU and USB trade unionist, Pierpaolo Leonardi and demands the immediate withdrawal of this case.