We, the below citizens of Ukraine as well as foreign citizens of Ukrainian descent, are a group of researchers, journalists, editors, publicists, experts, activists, lecturers, etc.
As such, we are professionally engaged in the monitoring, analysis and interpretation of Ukrainian politics. Over the last years, we have been following the statements and actions of the former Social-National Party of Ukraine which calls itself today All-Ukrainian Union Freedom (Svoboda). Based on our and other specialists’ observations and investigations, we call upon the leaders of Ukraine’s democratic opposition to re-consider the inclusion of Svoboda into the Committee Against Dictatorship, and further collaboration with this party.
Oleh Tiahnybok’s party calls itself Freedom. Yet, it is a fundamentally anti-liberal party that has frequently, openly and explicitly rejected core political and economic freedoms.
Representatives of Svoboda regularly pose as tolerant democrats on TV: Yet, there are signs that the party’s fundamental beliefs are marked by intolerance towards minorities, and striving towards an exclusive form of ethnocracy.