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Stepan Malentsov on Ukraine war: “The fundamental solution of the problem is only on the path of socialism”

Originally published: In Defense of Communism on March 21, 2022 (more by In Defense of Communism)  |
Commenting on the developments in the Ukraine war, the First Secretary of the CC of the Communist Workers’ Party of Russia (RWCP) Stepan Malentsov pointed out the following:

I would strongly advise everyone to pay attention to the fact that the majority of the media talk less about the task of denazification, i.e. about the eradication of Nazism, fascism of the Banderamodification. It is understandable. This issue is much more complex than just demilitarization, i.e. destruction of military infrastructure during hostilities and further disarmament under pressure from the prevailing force.

I would say that the Russian Federation has come to a key moment, the territory of Donbass has almost been liberated, which we consider a positive component in this military operation. The military power of Ukraine is significantly suppressed. Putin and the government need to think about how to emerge victorious from the war. It is unworthy to hope that Putin will “turn to the left” and change his attitude towards the Soviet era, i.e. about building a union between Russia and Ukraine as equal friendly peoples. Judging by the suppression of civil rights in Russia, Putin will only “rule”, and the only expression of respect towards the Soviet Union will be to privatize the glory and promote the economic interests of his entourage on the territory of the post-Soviet republics.

It’s time for bidding. Under the conditions that have been created, the positive component is only in the recognition of the Crimea and Donbass, and, well, a little in demilitarization.

The issue of denazification, i.e. the fight against fascism, as I said, is much more difficult. Because as long as the source of fascism, capitalism itself, and especially its modern core, the most reactionary, most chauvinistically inclined financial capital remains, a relapse is always possible. This, I note, is not so much about the Bandera and national battalions, it is about the largest imperialist in the face of the United States. And here things are not called by the Russian authorities by their proper names, as they are not opponents of this phenomenon. They are rather competitors who until recently called each other partners. We have pointed out many times that it is naive to think that the Vlasovites are better than the Banderites.

Therefore, with the previously declared goals achieved, what today leads to a cessation of hostilities must be supported. But we cannot and will not support the construction of a future life according to the patterns of the bourgeoisie of the Russian Federation. This is already a reactionary component of the policy of the Russian Federation. In many respects, we observed this in the example of the LPR and DPR, when the element of “nationality” is gradually washed out of the republics, the dictatorship of Russian and local oligarchs and other crooks is established, who were not noticed in the same ranks as miners and tractor drivers in the fight against the Nazis. This is the bad world.

As before, we repeat today that the fundamental solution of the problem is only on the path of socialism. Incl. we are for turning the war for demilitarization and denazification into a struggle for socialism.

(Translated from Russian)  solidnet.org

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