On the War of Imperialist Russia on Ukraine

Statement by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) against the Russian imperialist war against Ukraine.
Proletarians of all countries, unite!

THE STAND OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)

ON THE WAR OF IMPERIALIST RUSSIA ON UKRAINE

Comrade Amrut
International Affairs
Central Committee
Communist Party of India (Maoist)
06.04.2022
Reproduced by
The Red Flag
Originally published by the Galician Committee to Support the People’s War in India, Spain.
Statement by the Communist Party of India (Maoist) against the Russian imperialist war against Ukraine.

ON THE WAR OF IMPERIALIST RUSSIA ON UKRAINE

It is 42 days since the Russian imperialists started a war of aggression on Ukraine. The war that broke in the form of war of aggression of Russia on Ukraine is the result of the intense level of contention between the imperialists for geographical, economic and military hegemony on the world and is an imperialist war. This is a cold war of the imperialists. The U.S. made Ukraine a bait in order to sustain its hegemony in Europe. It chose Ukraine as a war front against Russia. Russia is trying to fight back the U.S.-NATO alliance in the arena of Ukraine. In this war while the U.S. is attempting to revive-spread its unipolar world, Russia, with its rise in economic strength, is trying to sustain its dominant positions and to stop the expansion of NATO that is led by the U.S. Social-imperialist China is in total support to Russia in this regard. Russia is adopting tactics to achieve its objective and end the war as soon as possible and the U.S. is adopting tactics to give a blow to Russia with the burden of war by dragging war as much as possible. The terrible phase wise economic, diplomatic and cultural sanctions of the U.S.-NATO alliance on Russia since it declared war on Ukraine aims to isolate it from the world, to serve its interests and, if necessary, to indulge in nuclear war. Russia too is prepared for this in its interests. With this the danger of World War 3 is looming once again.

Thousands of soldiers and thousands of innocent people of Russia and Ukraine died in this war until now. War is getting intense day by day. Ukraine is suffering from severe devastation. The situation is tragic. 3,400,000 people left the country as refugees. 6,500,000 people became homeless. Towns, schools and hospitals in these towns were grounded. Lakhs of families are suffering with lack of food, drinking water and medicines. War is intensifying economic crisis all over the world. Prices are extremely rising with a stop to exports of crude oil and gas from Russia and wheat from Ukraine. For example, in Sri Lanka the cost of one liter of milk rose to Rs. 1,980, that of one kilogram of sugar to Rs. 290 and one kilogram of rice to Rs. 500. People revolted to the situation and the Rajapaksa government imposed emergency. Rise in prices led to severe inflation. Real wages are falling. Unemployment is taking a severe form. There is a severe fall in the purchasing capacity of the people. With dwindling living standards of the people there is a danger of large-scale hunger deaths. The war gained super profits to the imperialists and the people gained nothing but destruction, economic calamity and death. It is a well-known fact that the nature of imperialism is to displace people, to destruct economies and to ignite never ending wars.

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) strongly opposes the war between imperialist forces. It calls upon the worker, peasant, middle class and all the oppressed classes and oppressed nationalities to condemn the war. It calls upon the proletariat of the world, the oppressed classes and oppressed nationalities to uphold the teachings of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels that «The workers have no country […] the communists everywhere support every revolutionary movement against the existing [capitalist] social and political order of things», «Proletarians of all countries, unite!» and the teaching of the great Marxist teacher Lenin: «The enlightened proletariat does not support any of the hordes of imperialist wolves», and not to take the side of any imperialist country.

War is a continuation of policy by other means. All wars are inseparable from the political systems that engender them. The policy which a given State, a given class within that State, pursued for a long time before the war is inevitably continued by that same class during the war, the form of action alone being changed.

V. I. Lenin: «War and Revolution» (14.05.1917)

Similarly, politics too are not separate from economic factors. The intensified imperialist contention for super profits is seen in Ukraine and East Europe in the form of war.

Whether imperialism is strong or weak, whether it is the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Russia or China, the working class need not lay its blood in their interests. There is nothing such as good imperialism and bad imperialism. The movements of the oppressed classes and oppressed nationalities must choose an independent line against imperialist war in the leadership of the proletariat. They must divorce from the interests of the bourgeoisie and the imperialists and fight in the interests of the working class, oppressed people and oppressed nationalities. In the era of imperialism just war only means the revolutionary war made by the working class and its allies to seize power.

Only a proletarian communist revolution can lead humanity out of the deadlock created by imperialism and imperialist wars. No matter what difficulties the revolution may have to encounter and in spite of temporary failure of waves of counter-revolution the final victory of the proletariat is inevitable.

8th Congress of the Communist Party of Russia (Bolshevik): «Political Programme» (22.03.1919)

Lakhs and crores of people all over the world including Russia are making protest struggles against the destructive war of Russia on Ukraine and against the conspiracies of the imperialists that are leading the world towards World War 3 through the sale of several deadly weapons including nuclear weapons that kill the entire world and the deployment of military forces. Our Party supports these struggles. It calls upon the entire Party ranks, People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army forces, revolutionary people’s organisations, the entire oppressed classes, sections and nationalities of India to become part of these movements. It calls upon the working class, peasants and other such oppressed classes, oppressed nationalities and democrats to unitedly advance these movements with the objective to root out imperialism from the Earth and establish socialism and communism.

The oppressed people and oppressed nationalities of Russia must intensify their protest struggles in the leadership of the proletariat with the demand to immediately unconditionally stop war on Ukraine abiding to the aspirations of the people of the world and pressurize the Putin government. The Russian armies must aim their weapons on their own government. If it indulges in nuclear war and starts World War 3, they must learn from the great experience of the success of October revolution of the entire oppressed classes and oppressed nationalities in the leadership of the proletariat in the leadership of Comrades Lenin and Stalin in 1917 by transforming World War 1 into a civil war, and must bring down the Putin government upholding its legacy. They must establish a new and higher socialist government in the leadership of the proletariat.

The working class and the oppressed people of the U.S. must fight militantly with the demands to stop the expansion of NATO military alliance in the leadership of the U.S., the sale of weapons to their satellite countries and puppet/comprador governments, the deployment of imperialist military forces in those countries, the destruction of all the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons that ruin the world and to dissolve NATO military alliance. If the U.S. dares to start World War 3, it must be transformed into a civil war.

The oppressed people must fight firmly and militantly in the leadership of the proletariat against the pro-war policies (helping with arms, deployment of military forces, economic assistance, political justification and other such) followed by the governments of imperialist Britain, France, Germany and Italy of Europe, in Japan and the new social-imperialist force China and the world wide capitalist governments by taking a side (either Russia or Ukraine) in the war in Ukraine and instigating the workers and oppressed people to kill one another. If the imperialists dare to indulge in world war, they must be buried and socialist governments be established in their countries.

Our Party conveys solidarity to the workers and people suffering from bombing in the entire areas in Ukraine. It condemns the murders of civilians. It appeals to the proletariat and the oppressed people of the world to protect the people of Ukraine fleeing as refugees to other areas with humanitarian outlook. The proletariat and the oppressed people of Ukraine must condemn the pro-NATO, pro-U.S. imperialist policies of the President of the country Zelenskij who turned the country into a satellite of the NATO, especially the U.S. imperialists, must transform the war imposed by the imperialists into civil war and seize State power for the existence of their nation. The oppressed people of the country must fight against all kinds of imperialism in the leadership of the Ukrainian proletariat and achieve sovereignty of Ukraine. Our Party appeals to the oppressed nationalities of the Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk of Donbass area of Ukraine to not depend on Russian imperialism for their future but achieve it depending on their own strength in the leadership of the proletariat.

Workers, farmers, oppressed people, intellectuals and democrats of India must strongly condemn the imperialist cold war and the war of aggression of Russia on Ukraine and raise their voice to immediately stop war. They must support the people of Ukraine fighting for the sovereignty of their country. The influence of war shall be very intense on India. We must mobilize the people of all classes and sections and fight against the destructive policies of imperialists and Indian comprador ruling classes. We must take up people’s struggles and people’s war against the war in the leadership of our Party with coordination. We must build militant movement against the Hindutva fascist Modi government demanding that India must leave the «QUAD» military alliance led by the U.S. imperialists and to not join the imperialist alliances. If the war turns into World War 3 and India joins any side, the oppressed people, sections and oppressed nationalities of India must condemn it. We must expose the conspiracies of the Hindutva fascists to turn the Indian armies and the people of the country as subjects in imperialist war by instigating national chauvinism and war frenzy in the name of fake nationalism and patriotism. We must turn the war into civil war. We must intensify people’s war, establish liberated areas and advance the new-democratic revolution.

The oppressed people and nationalities of the backward Asia, Africa and Latin American countries must fight in the leadership of the proletariat against the war sponsored policies of the comprador governments in slavery to their imperialist masters. If a world war starts, it must be transformed into civil war. Liberated areas must be established in the path of protracted people’s war and the new-democratic revolution be advanced.

The capitalist-imperialist system is by nature destructive, anarchic and haphazard to the world, humankind and nature. It is the centre of socio-economic, political, military, environmental, refugee and other kinds of crises. It throws the workers, peasants and middle classes into unemployment and astray. It is helpless and is accustomed to unrevivable fossil fuels. The oppressed people and oppressed nationalities of the world will not be liberated without totally eradicating it. It is the task of the world proletariat to mobilize the workers, farmers, middle class and other such oppressed classes and oppressed nationalities and root out imperialism.

The war between the imperialist forces that broke in Ukraine shall take the war on Yemen, war on Palestine, war on Somalia, war on women, war on non-residential people, war of the white racists on people of various colors, war on workers, war on democracy, war on environment and other such to an intense level. It is the responsibility of the international working class to transform these wars in civil wars in the respective places. It shall be the task of the Russian working class and the various oppressed people to defeat imperialist Russia, of the U.S. working class and oppressed people to defeat U.S. imperialism, of the world proletariat, oppressed people and oppressed nationalities to bring down the world capitalist-imperialist system that is destructing the natural environment and establish socialism. Our Party calls upon the forces of socialist revolution, new-democratic and national-liberation movements going on all over the world against imperialism that is the basis for destruction of the world to aim their struggles united and to the workers, peasants, middle classes and other oppressed people of the world to take up the people’s movements and people’s wars in their countries in coordination with anti-imperialist movement. Our Party believes that we can achieve a world free of wars that can achieve all round development only by eradicating imperialism from this world and establishing socialism and communism.

THE WAR OF AGGRESSION ON UKRAINE IS THE MANIFESTATION OF IMPERIALIST CONTENTION!
CONDEMN THE IMPERIALIST COLD WAR IN UKRAINE!
STOP THE RUSSIAN WAR OF AGGRESSION ON UKRAINE!
THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE SHALL ACHIEVE THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THEIR COUNTRY!
MOBILISE THE OPPRESSED NATIONALITIES AND PEOPLE AGAINST IMPERIALISM UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE PROLETARIAT!
MOBILISE THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD IN MILITANT STRUGGLES AGAINST THE DANGER OF NUCLEAR WAR AND WORLD WAR 3!
ROOT OUT IMPERIALISM IN THE WORLD!
SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM ALONE IS THE ALTERNATIVE TO THE CAPITALIST-IMPERIALIST SYSTEM!
TRANSFORM IMPERIALIST WAR INTO CIVIL WAR!
IF WORLD WAR 3 OCCURS, TRANSFORM THE WAR INTO CIVIL WAR AND ADVANCE THE SOCIALIST AND NEW-DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTIONS AND THE NATIONAL LIBERATION STRUGGLES!
06.04.2022
COMRADE AMRUT
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
CENTRAL COMMITTEE
COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MAOIST)