THE Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) has accused police of ramping up repression ahead of the anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.
In a statement on Thursday, the KPU said officers had raided its district committee in the Darnitsa district of the capital Kiev.
It said authorities entered the district secretary’s private flat using copied keys — without notifying the party — supposedly acting on suspicions that the the KPU was trying to “overthrow” President Petro Poroshenko’s coup regime and incite ethnic strife.
The KPU said the raid failed to find any weapons, explosives or other illegal items.
It said the “intimidation” was a response to a increase in anti-government demonstrations, as “none of the oligarchic parties is able to reverse the situation in the country.”
“On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, more and more people are turning their eyes to the achievements and successes of Soviet Ukraine,” the KPU said.
“Therefore, the repressive machine of the ruling regime constantly intensifies the pressure on our party and our