Posts Tagged ‘Kiev’
Friday, June 12th, 2020
On the night of June 10, 2020 the building of Criminal Investigations Department (Kyiv, 25, Naberezhne highway) was attacked by petrol bomb.
The other day appalling news came from Kagarlyk, Ukraine, where on the night of May 24, police officers assaulted and raped a woman who had been summoned as a witness. The details – policemen put a gas mask on a woman, handcuffed her and shot from their duty weapons above her head – flashed around the nation.
Same kind of news come from the other side of the Dnepr river, where police officers who killed a five-year-old boy in Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi were released from prison on bail.
Since the beginning of this quarantine the police flooded the streets of Kyiv. Control and police pressure have increased, unwarranted and unjustified inspections have become more frequent. Like the conduct of the police in Kyiv’s Podol: stop-and-search inspections of passersby under false pretenses, solicitation of bribes, beatings in police stations.
These episodes are merely details of the big puzzle. “Police reforms” remain a complete waste of time, because police is an instrument of violence in the hands of the State. It is criminal per se, all misdeeds of its personnel – simply extreme manifestations of monopoly on violence.
Through our action, we slap the police in the face. We appeal to the society and to every person to join in this endeavour, to not remain indifferent, to organize themselves and to resist actively. People from Minneapolis, USA are setting an example for us – in response to the racist killing of a black man by beastly policeman, they started a real street war against state oppressors and sadists in uniform.
Society can protect itself from both the crime and the police. This requires determination, mutual assistance and self-organization – developing institutions of self-government and peoples militia.
We encourage everyone to act so all atrocities of the police and the State do not remain unpunished!
We’re calling to arms!
UPDATE: Ukranian mass-media and the police confirmed that the attack on the Criminal Investigations Department of Kyiv had taken place on the night of June 10, 2020. There are reports that fire destroyed at least one office in the building, a few more are badly damaged. Some journalists have managed to ”connect” the attack with Pavel Sheremet murder case.
Video from “Kyiv Operative” shows Kyiv firefighters putting out a fire in Criminal Investigations Department building, which was attacked by anarchists.
Kiev: FAI Cell “Misha Zhlobitsky” take responsibility for cell tower arson – Black December (Ukraine)
Sunday, December 29th, 2019
Anarchist sites report that in recent months in Donetsk and Kiev region base stations (aka towers) of mobile operators were attacked 4 times. Behind the attacks are mostly anarchists.
The first attack was to blow up the base station of the Phoenix operator. Then it was reported that two Lifecell towers were set on fire. December 10, 2019 it was reported about the arson of the mobile base station “Vodafone Ukraine”.
For example, when attacking the Lifecell communication towers, anarchists claimed that the main reason for the attack was solidarity with the Democratic Federation of North and East Syria (Rojava), the struggle of the Kurdish people for liberation from the Turkish occupation.
Wishing to give intensity to these attacks, we, a cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation, set fire to another cell communication base station in Kiev. Unlike the aforementioned attacks, our motives and view of the targets under attack are different. We suggest taking a broader look at the topic of communication towers.
Mobile operators are eager to capture as many subscribers as possible. This is a fact. There are three main operators in Ukraine: “Kyivstar”, “Vodafone Ukraine”, Lifecell. These companies do anything to place their mobile antennas everywhere, to get more money and control. They do not care what we think about it. But the most important thing is that the operators cooperate perfectly with the police, leaking them all the data of their subscribers. Each mobile operator receives more than 20,000 court orders annually for temporary access to things and documents.
Tags: Anti-technology, Arson, Black December, FAI Cell “Misha Zhlobitsky”, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Solidarity, Kiev, Kyivstar, Lifecell, Misha Zhlobitsky, Rojava, Sabotage, Smartphones, Surveillance, Ukraine, Vodafone
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Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Posted on December 10, 2019. Note A2DAY: Ukrainian media, citing the police, report that on December 10 the tower of the operator Vodafone, not Lifecell, was burned in Kiev. A2DAY: “Makhnovists” affinity-group confirmed that due to the mistake tower of another operator was attacked.
In the night of December 10 a group of anarchists burned down the cell tower of Lifecell operator settled by the crossroad of Hostomel road and Big Ring Road in Kyiv. Lifecell is owned by the Turkish company Turkcell. This company is the participant of aggression of Erdogan’s regime against the people’s self-government in Kurdistan. The latest episode of its criminal politics is the invasion of Turkish army into the Democratic Federation of Northern and Eastern Syria (Rojava) in October 2019.
Turkcell constructs its towers in the areas of Syria occupied by the Turkish government as it happened in Afrin, Shahba and Idlib. This mobile network which is under control of Ankara authorities appears in every place invaded by Erdogan’s soldiers. Kurdish guerillas destroy Turkcell towers — we are proud to take the torchlight of the struggle from their hands. Revolutionary resistance and solidarity lie beyond state borders and national boundaries.
We performed an attack against Lifecell/Turkcell also as the response to the violent incident which took place in front of Embassy of Turkey in Ukraine. On October 11 anarchists and people from Kurdish community organized the peaceful demonstration against the aggression of the Turkish state. Embassy workers have attacked demonstrators and smashed a face of one of the female comrades participated in the event. Violence should not be left without a response.
Freedom to the peoples — death to the Empires!
Ukraine: Two cell towers of Life/Turk-cell destroyed in Kyiv region – Solidarity with struggle in Kurdistan
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
In October 2019 the Turkish state invaded Northern Syria. The target of their aggression was Democratic Federation of Northern and Eastern Syria (Rojava). By the fault of rulers blood is being shed again and peacful people are suffering and dying. The goal of the president of Turkey Erdogan is to destroy revolutionary Autonomy of Syrian Kurds. Revolutionaries of Kurdistan build a society of stateless popular self-management. And Rojava became an example and model for Kurds in Turkey. That is why «Turkish sultan» started a war.
In the night of November 11 we destroyed two cell phone network towers of the Lifecell company settled by the Zahaltsy and Piskivka settlements in Kyiv region. Lifecell is fully owned by Turkish giant TURKCELL, the largest mobile provider of the State of Turkey. As a large corporate tax payer Turkcell appears as the indirect sponsor of the aggression of Erdogan`s regime. There are also widely known connections of the provider with the ruling «Justice and Development Party» which construct the basis of the current system in the country. These are the reasons why we consider the property of Lifecell as a legitimate target for the sabotage.
We stay in solidarity with revolutionaries and people of Kurdistan. They fight the occupation and oppression — for the liberty and social justice. We call to everyone who cares about the situation to participate in the resistance in a manner according to their abilities.
Freedom to the peoples — death to the Empires!
Сell of Revolutionary Solidarity
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
On the night of 31 October 2019, we, the anarchists of Kyiv, attacked a police station in the town of Vishnyovoe, Kyiv region (address: 22 Balukova Street). Having found a hidden approach to the parking lot, we used Molotovs to destroy police vehicles.
The police are an instrument of violence in the hands of the State. We can hear that the Ukrainian police have become “better” since the reform. When drunk policemen killed a 5-year-old child in Pereyaslav-Khemnitsky on 3 June 2019, they showed us what all these reforms cost. We do not need “improved police”, but a new system: direct people’s self-governance and real control of the people over the resources and economy of the country. The order must be ensured by the structures accountable to the self-government bodies. The police in their present form are executioners at the service of robbers and oppressors. It should be abolished as an institution.
We dedicate our operation to the memory of the Russian anarchist Mikhail Zhlobitsky. Exactly one year ago, Mikhail committed an act of retaliation against the executioners and sadists of the FSB. He detonated an improvised explosive device in the Department of FSB of Arkhangelsk and sacrificed his life. The solidarity of the revolutionaries does not know the state borders. We feel the pain of the distant like-minded person as our own. We are convinced that the feat of Mikhail Zhlobitsky will not be forgotten. We call on all honest people of the world to make October 31 a day of active action against the oppressors.
Freedom or death
Long live the revolution!
A group of revolutionary anarchists
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
E-mail communication dated 18 October 2019
It’s a classic, it’s a must-know thing!
On the night of 16 to 17 October 2019, the Toyota Prius car of the patrol police was burned to the ground. It happened at the guarded parking lot in Svyatoshinsky district of Kyiv. We, anarchists, take responsibility for the arson and will publish an exclusive video where you can see how the police car burns.
Why are we at war with the police bastards?
Today, our lives are under the iron control of the state and corporations. No one asks us whether we want it or not. The authorities do what they think is right. For them, we are a commodity, cattle and lowlifes. Everyone who wants to oppose this way of life is expected to face repression, death. But control and repression would not be possible without the police, the rotten body of the Interior Ministry. The police are the main instrument in the hands of the authorities. Therefore, we are forced to wage war with police crap – for the sake of freedom, for the sake of justice. (more…)
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Comment from the team Effect Monroe
[presented in Russian social media]
We watched the film “Popular Front.Ukrainian militant anarchists.” Production, directorial work are at a high level and do not cause questions, but we will comment on the focus of journalists on one anarchist group, Revolutionary Dia. Let’s go over the news headlines from Ukraine for 2018, which are also available in English:
05/19/2018 Anarchists burned the crossover / anarchist revenge group “Svyatoshinskaya golytba”
05/21/2018 In Kiev, anarchists set fire to Lexus,belonging to deputy chairman of the EPU Grachev / “Fedos Schus” cell
09/19/2018 In Kiev, anarchists attacked the training center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs/ Ilya Romanov cell
In addition, the anonymous attacks in 2018, mentioned in the film Revolutionary Anarchists in BUR’18:
01/04/2018 Arson of municipal police cars
04/15/2018 The explosion at the Kyivenergo building
06/22/2018 Arson of the Oschadbank branch.
The rebels regularly declared about attacks in Ukraine until 2018 – while the communiques are signed by different groups: in half of the cases, these actions are claimed by FAI–IRF, the “Informal Anarchist Federation”. This is an active trend in Ukrainian anarchism which is quite different from the ideology of “Revdia” – therefore, in our opinion, the authors of the film should have taken this into account.
Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
The time has come to elaborate further on our attack on Holosiivskyi district court in Kiev.
Among the commentaries on the attack, we’ve read more than once that some people don’t understand our motives. They don’t get how does Azat Miftakhov’s arrest in Moscow have anything to do with a courthouse in Kiev. We’ll try to explain, because it’s important to get this seemingly obvious message across.
Choosing the target:
We decided to go for a government court building. A lot of us have a good idea of what exactly is a courthouse today. Who among us hasn’t been in court? Who’s never had a friend or acquaintance on trial? Everyone felt this utter disdain for judicial robes, those who are fainter of heart – even fear. Why do we have to respect and accept them? Someone gave them the right to take our freedom and our lives, so now they sit there, up high, when you are languishing underneath, behind bars, with a watchdog in uniform hovering over you. (more…)
Friday, March 15th, 2019
On the morning of March 12, 2019, the police reported on the attack on the court.
The day before, we – the anarchists of Kiev, held an action of solidarity with the anarchist Azat Miftakhov detained in Moscow.
Once in prison, in the clutches of the punitive system, our comrades should be aware of the support, which is usually expressed in the form of concerts, pickets, letters… But more important is the confidence that their cause continues to live, confidence in the justification and consistency of their struggle. We do not care about Azat’s involvement in explosives and other episodes, because anyone who calls himself an anarchist is already guilty, and deserves punishment from the point of view of the state.
The best we can do for them is to continue the struggle and resistance. To make it clear that repression is not only a reason to show solidarity out of a sense of comradely duty, but also to once again realize the need for the complete destruction of the state and all its manifestations. What could be better for a comrade than to realize that the repressions only radicalized and rallied the movement, and his being in captivity is not in vain and, whatever may happen to him, his cause will live until the complete victory of the social revolution.
This time we decided to use the method of attack, unpopular for this case, among anarchists – firing from a rifle firearm. We have made 15 shots at the windows of the judges of the Goloseevsky district court of the city of Kiev.
The angle and place of fire were not chosen by chance, we took all measures to avoid casualties among the not involved population. Only persons belonging to power structures, representatives of the authorities and conscious citizens who decided to prevent us could suffer. Accidental victims were excluded.
Freedom to Azat! Comrades anarchists, it’s time to move from protest to resistance! With solidarity and partisan greetings!
Kiev: Attack against Interior Ministry training center by ‘Ilya Romanov anarchist cell / FAI–IRF’ (Ukraine)
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Repressions and prisons have become part of our lives, as well as of lives of all those recalcitrant comrades who prefer to conduct an offensive struggle against the state and capital, attacking all manifestations of power and destroy the oppressive order. More and more often in the course of this struggle, we hear calls from all corners of the world for solidarity with repressed and imprisoned like-minded people, we hear stories how yet another one of us was put behind bars, beaten, tortured or even killed , and also hear how this or that infrastructure of anarchists was destroyed, plundered, how this or that initiative suffered from raids from punitive groups of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD).
The authorities, like a hundred years ago, are trying to stop us. Today, like yesterday, we are opposed by the guardians of the state structures that were trained and endowed with the “legal right” or in simple words — state dogs loyal to their masters and interested in maintaining the status quo, repressing anarchists and other unruly people. (more…)
Tags: Andrei Chernov, Arman Sagynbaev, Arson, Dmitry Pchelintsev, Ilya Romanov, Ilya Romanov anarchist cell / FAI–IRF, Ilya Shakursky, Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), International Revolutionary Front, International Solidarity, July Boyarshinov, Kiev, Maxim Ivankin, Mikhail Kulkov, Oleksandr Kolchenko, Sabotage, Sergey Romanov, Ukraine, Vasily Kuksov, Victor Filinkov, Yevgeny Karakashev
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Kiev, Ukraine: Anarchist Action at the Belarusian Embassy in Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners in Belarus
Monday, September 25th, 2017
On September 23, a group of Kiev anarchists held a picket outside the Belarusian embassy in solidarity with the anarchist prisoners. Activists unfurled a banner that said “DEATH TO THE DICTATOR!” and hung an effigy of Lukashenko on the fence of the embassy. At the moment, the Belarusian regime is holding anarchist comrades Dimitry Polienko and Kirill Alekseev in their dungeons.
We demand the release of all Belarusian political prisoners and express solidarity with their struggle for freedom against the dictatorial regime of Lukashenko. The death of the dictator is the only thing that will give the Belarusian people the opportunity to breathe freely.
Recently we have learned that the diplomats have already protested in connection with our last action. Anarchists will continue to carry out solidarity actions at the Belarusian embassy and violate the tranquility of the diplomatic corps, as long as there are political prisoners in the prisons of Belarus.
via Redvia, translated by Insurrection News
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
Атака на Голосеевский райсуд (08.04.2016)
Check out the communique and the video:
Monday, April 20th, 2015
This is a translation of a brochure written by 2 anti-authoritarian communist groups, Vida (Rivet) and Proletconnect about the anti-fascist struggle in Ukraine after the Maidan events. Events unfold on very high speed and although this brochure discusses the Ukrainian reality until June 2014, to the opinion of the translator it offers insight on the background of the conflict and the international geopolitical significance of these events. It offers a different interpretation compared to western media and even parts of the western left.
In USSR times…
“…Its (Kiev’s) buildings are famous all over Russia. It was a center of religion. And now it is a semi-ruin. Here the Germans showed what they could do. Every public building, every library, every theater, even the permanent circus, destroyed, not with gunfire, not through fighting, but with fire and dynamite. Its university is burned and tumbled, its schools in ruins. This was not fighting, this was the crazy destruction of every cultural facility the city had, and nearly every beautiful building that had been put up during a thousand years. Here German civilization did its work, and one of the few justices in the world is that German prisoners are helping clean up the mess that they made.
Sunday, May 12th, 2013
In the evening of 14th of April, comrade V.N. was seriously wounded. He was attacked by a group of 5 Nazis in the region of the metro station Dorogožitsi. Young “patriots” used knives and cut arteries of activist in three places, and also knocked out several teeth. Besides these, V.N. got a brain concussion.
V.N. has recovered well from the attack, his jaw was operated and next phase is recovering his teeth. Thank you for everyone, who was concerned and showed us solidarity! Your letters provided more support for the comrades, and donations were helpful with financing the costs of the operation. Solidarity is our weapon!
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
In the evening of 14th of April, social activist V.N. was seriously wounded in Kiev. He was assaulted by 5 Nazis in the area of metro station Dorozhichi. Young patriots used knives and cut three arteries in the legs of the activist. V.N. also lost teeth and suffered a brain concussion.
If it was not the purpose of attackers to murder, at least they attempted to permanently maim an activist who takes an active part in anti-government, anti-capitalist and animal rights actions. V-N. lost much blood, but due to an operation made in time, his life is no more in danger. (more…)