European Parliament must not interfere in the affairs of a sovereign stateOCTOBER 2010: NICK Griffin has responded to a letter from the Ukrainian Ambassador to Britain and criticised the European Union's support for Ukraine's "plutocrat puppet Orange 'revolution' movement".
Volodymyr Khandogiy wrote to the MEP:
"It has come to my attention that there has been some work undergoing in the European Parliament on drafting of the Resolution on situation in Ukraine.
With this regard let me share with you some thoughts on the matter. My understanding is that to adopt a resolution on internal situation in Ukraine on the eve of local elections in Ukraine seems to be counterproductive. This particular timing for the adoption of the document could be considered as a gesture to support certain political forces in Ukraine.
"Please, find enclosed a non-paper on the constitutional process in Ukraine, which, I think, could be useful in making assessments of the developments in my country.
"I would very much appreciate your comments and vision of the mentioned above and would be happy to discuss the matter with you over a telephone.
"I am open for further dialogue on this and other matters that are of interest to you. I am looking forward for an opportunity to meet you personally in the nearest future.
HE Volodymyr Khandogiy
Embassy of Ukraine to the UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
60, Holland Park,
London, W11 3SJ.
"Dear Mr Khandogiy
"Thank you for your letter concerning the EU Resolution on the situation in Ukraine.
"I do not believe that the EU has any right whatsover to interfere in the affairs of a sovereign state, or to give overt or tactic support to supporters of the plutocrat puppet Orange ´revolution´movement (above) in their bid to destroy the natural political balance of Eastern Europe.
"Accordingly, I agree entirely that the Parliament should refrain from commenting on the situation on the eve of important local elections in Ukraine.
"Indeed, I regard it as the height of hypocrisy for the ruling elites of Western Europe, who persecute, imprison and rig elections against nationalist opponents at every opportunity, to complain about alleged shortfalls in the democratic process elsewhere."