Declaration of Internationalists Against the War in Ukraine


The power struggle between oligarchic clans in Ukraine threatens to escalate into an international armed conflict. Russian capitalism intends to use redistribution of Ukrainian state power in order to implement their long-standing imperial and expansionist aspirations in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine where it has strong economic, financial and political interests. On the background of the next round of the impending economic crisis in Russia, the regime is trying to stoking Russian nationalism to divert attention from the growing workers' socioeconomic problems: poverty wages and pensions, dismantling of available health care, education and other social services. In the thunder of the nationalist and militant rhetoric it is easier to complete the formation of a corporate, authoritarian state based on reactionary conservative values and repressive policies.

In Ukraine, the acute economic and political crisis has led to increased confrontation between "old" and "new" oligarchic clans, and the first used including ultra-rightist and ultra-nationalist formations for making a state coup in Kiev. The political elite of Crimea and eastern Ukraine does not intend to share their power and property with the next in turn Kiev rulers and trying to rely on help from the Russian government. Both sides resorted to rampant nationalist hysteria: respectively, Ukrainian and Russian. There are armed clashes, bloodshed. The Western powers have their own interests and aspirations, and their intervention in the conflict could lead to World War III.

Warring cliques of bosses force, as usual, force to fight for their interests us, ordinary people: wage workers, unemployed, students, pensioners... Making us drunkards of nationalist drug, they set us against each other, causing us forget about our real needs and interests: we don`t and can`t care about their "nations" where we are now concerned more vital and pressing problems –- how to make ends meet in the system which they found to enslave and oppress us.

We will not succumb to nationalist intoxication. To hell with their state and “nations”, their flags and offices! This is not our war, and we should not go on it, paying with our blood their palaces, bank accounts and the pleasure to sit in soft chairs of authorities. And if the bosses in Moscow, Kiev, Lviv, Kharkiv, Donetsk and Simferopol start this war, our duty is to resist it by all available means!


KRAS, Russian section of the International Workers Association

Internationalists of Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Israel, Lithuania

Anarchist Federation of Moldova

Fraction of the Revolutionary Socialists (Ukraine)

The statement is open for signature



When I see words like "oligarchic" I almost always think "obvious liberal"

Yes, capitalism is actually a democratic system were anyone has got a chance to sit on a Goldman Sachs board in rotation, LIBERAL.

Yes but modern capitalism (particularly american) is designed to push the distance between rich and poor, effectively destroying any chance of democracy or rising up the ladder. Also, "liberal" isn't an insult...

Yeah, because your stupid @news meme totally applies to russia.

In Soviet Russia, "liberal" meme only applies to YOU.

The rhetoric used here makes me think these people still believe it's the 19th century.


On the other hand, the current global situation looks eerily like exactly 100 years ago, only bigger and now with nukes!

need i point out that they live in russia?

The Ukraine is a bottle of nitro-glycerin & it seems all the Big Boys want to shake it. Torn apart by Brussels,Washington, & Moscow--each looking out for its self-interest--the peoples of the Ukraine are the ones who are suffering. "Oligarchy" is not a rhetorical meme but an accurate indicator of the forces at play. The Goblin of Nationalism has been called up & now chaos & worse looms over that land. (By the by, in the US "liberal" is a useless term. Irresolute is closer to the actuality. The same goes for "conservative", which is little more than a broad brush-stroke covering various reactionary shades.)

Can only light up in proper conditions with the right kind of fuse, and spread more globally only if oil is added to the fire.

Ukraine's new gov't, as it is now, is already pwnwed... They've lost their Navy to Russian Crimea in a whisper, already have people protesting against the Kiev fascists across western Ukraine (even in Kiev, I think). Who's going to fight hard in an Army run by the Pravy Sektor fascists? Nothing more than a small civil war is gonna happen (at most) ending with the partitioning of the country, then all systems back to normal.

...that, if those capitalo-nihilist crazies behind NATO don't take some dangerous decision.

Endgame is presented by Netanyahu, Bandar Bush and Brezinski, to take down Russia "from below". Will either fail or make many ICBMs fly over our skies.

I wish everyone in the world wasn't liberal except me.

… time to end it all I guess?

Not a bad idea like the song goes... "I don't care what they say I won't live in a world full of liberals when I'm the only not liberal."

Look out for "Ukraine 2020"... NATO's plan to fully integrate and sell out the whole country was laid out for years. The fascists in Kiev are their levers for Ukraine.

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