Ukrainian leftists begin unification process
March 9, 2017 in Kyiv, in the office of the Socialists of Ukraine party was held a roundtable of parties and social organizations of the left and social orientation. Representatives of public organizations and political parties, political analysts, journalists, discussed the relevance and prospects of the unification of the left-wing forces in Ukraine.
A number of politicians and public activists participated in the event, among them there were Leonid Kozhara and Oleksiy Plotnikov (Socialists of Ukraine), Vitalii Shybko (SPU), Iosif Vinskii (Narodna Volia), Alla Shlapak (Social Justice), Oleksandr Savchenko (Smart Power), Mikhailo Krisko (Spravedlyvist party), Pavlo Viknianskii (Respublika), Oleksandr Potiomkin (Socialist Youth Congress).
The roundtable participants supported the idea of unification processes in the left part of the Ukrainian political spectrum to protect the social rights of citizens, to restore peace in the country and to revive the economy. It was decided to continue consultations with representatives of other social and social democratic political forces.