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A statement posted on Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council’s Web site
says that this decision was taken at an extraordinary session on
Saturday, and was signed by the council chairman, Vasyl Skrypnychuk.

“In accordance with Articles 2, 3, 4 and 21 of the law of Ukraine on
local government in Ukraine, the regional council decided to approve an
address of the regional council to the members of the Ivano-Frankivsk
regional branch of the Party of Regions and the servants of the current
regime and ban in Ivano-Frankivsk region the activities and use of
symbols of the Party of Regions and the Communist party of Ukraine, as
they contradict national interests and violate the rights and freedoms
of Ukrainian citizens,” reads the decision of the regional council.

The address also states that “the events that have recently occurred
in Ukraine, particularly rampant corruption, social inequality, the
rejection of the European vector of Ukraine’s foreign policy, the
adoption of anti-constitutional dictatorial laws, and the lawlessness of
law enforcement agencies and riot police officers, have shown the
deafness of the authorities to the requirements of the Ukrainian people,
the failure of the state’s leadership – members of the ruling Party of
Regions – to overcome the existing political crisis, aggravated the
growth of tension in society and led to mass protests in Ukraine and the
region.”

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