The Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) has teamed up with the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (PSPU) and a dozen smaller organisations to create the Left Opposition, “an alliance of left and centre-left parties and social organisations”.
In fact, there is nothing remotely left-wing about the Left Opposition and its constituent elements.
The CPU is a conservative Russian-nationalist party. It has no links with the organised labour movement.
Its press has overtly racist articles.