To attention of the members of the
United Civil Party in Grodno and Grodno region.
It is necessary to all primary
organisations up to 10.06.2000 to register in the Grodno municipal and Grodno
regional organisation of UCP. To register it is necessary to submit the
applications, to give the protocols of a constituent assembly and lists of the
members of the organisation. The organisations which have been not regisred
can not participate in conferences and other measures carried out by UCP in
Grodno and Grodno region. It is necessary to all members of the party to
register in your primary organisations or directly in municipal or regional
organisations of UCP.
All additional information you can get
The address is 230005, Grodno - 5,
subscriber box 63.
The chairman of the Regional
Party organisation of UCP V. Levonevsky
The chairman of Grodno
Organisation of UCP
3. 06. 2000 the session of the Political council of
the United Civil Party (UCP) took place. At these Political council the
Member of the Political council, the Chairman of UCP in Grodno region Valery
Levonevsky was excluded from the party.
question on the exception from the party was not included in the agenda, but
it was the basic question of this Political council. About such decision the
author of these lines guessed due to the clever people two weeks ago. In May,
2000 there was a "confidential" session of political
"representatives" from the "leaders" of opposition. The
basic question: how to get rid from young, energetic and principal political
competitor. The initiator of this meeting was Semen Domash, a well-known
person in political surroundings, a former chairman of Grodno executive
matter is that Semen Domash wants to be the leader of the Byelorussian
nation. For this purpose he personally uses old connections. And the thing
main is that for this purpose he has created public organisations which are
the basis of "The Grodno initiative" and resource centre "Town
hall". It is impossible to say that these organisations do nothing but
their basic purpose is the creation of political and material base for
returning of Semen Domash to the authority.
have directly declared that I am against arrival of such people as Semen
Domash to the authority because a mode which they will establish in the
Republic of Belarus will be much worse than the present. These people have
already been the leaders, they have already shown that they never can refuse
from the communist methods of the management. It is my civil position. Today
some people considering themselves to be with "leaders" are the
cowards who are afraid of open political struggle. Everything they can do is,
unfortunately, talking scandals, to write anonymous letters and, certainly,
intrigue, that is an easy method to achievement of the purpose. Today non-party Semen Domash give
orders in Grodno to BNF, to people who belong to the Social-democratic party
and to some organisations. The leaders of many organisations depend on Semen
Domash and "Town hall". The basis of the Grodno party organisation
of UCP is the businessmen. They have own means for work, work according to
the Charter and do not need the help of Semen Domash.
Regularly, approximately one per three
months, the attempts to re-elect the leaders of UCP in the Grodno region are
undertaken. But all of them are unsuccessful.
The members of the party do not
recognise the leaders who imposed to them by Semen Domash through the
authority of UCP in Minsk.
At the Political council (3.06.2000)
they decide one question: "Or you, Levonevsky, will leave voluntary from
the post of the Chairman of the regional organisation of UCP to “present”
this place to a Domash’s man or we shall exclude you from the party". Besides
they demanded to write the application for it immediately. As at the command
the members of the Political council (as a rule they are former deputies of
the Supreme Council) risen and spoke about how bad Levonevsky is, told
interesting stories based on hearings. Second time in my life I saw as
Lebedko told lies and perverted the facts (the Chairman of UCP), A.
Dobrovolsky hid eyes (the vice-chairman of UCP), making the ardent speech,
which was finished by the requirement to exclude Levonevsky from the party.
Respected by me mister V. Shlindikov
(the vice-chairman of UCP) has not felt shy to take at Levonevsky the
significant donation on the party needs two hours prior to his speech with
the similar requirement.
How it is possible to look at the people
with running eyes? It is good that many of them have still conscience.
Really, the politics is a "dirty business" and, therefore a lot of
people from those who are present at the Political council had to act under
circumstances’ thumb. I hope that it will not be a norm.
The note: in the opinion of A. Lebedko
having excluded Levonevsky from the party by the Political Council, he can
automatically be removed from the post of the Chairman of the Grodno Regional
organisation of UCP and also to exclude him from the members of the Political
council from 3.06.2000 that contradicts the Charter of the party.
The chief of the Central control -
auditing commission of UCP, who was present at the Political council has paid
attention to the illegality of this decision of the Political council. But
his opinion nobody took into account.
Such action is the roughest breach of
the principles of Democracy and the Charter of UCP. If today members of the
party break the Charter, there is no guarantee that tomorrow they will not
break the Constitution. Because, firstly, I was elected as the member of the
Political council at the Congress of UCP (the supreme body) and only the
Congress can deprive me of these powers. Secondly, this question (about the
exception from the party) was not discussed in the primary organisation of
UCP, in the municipal organisation of UCP and in the regional organisation of
Valery Levonevsky considers this
decision of the Political Council to be illegal and has submitted the
application for the introduction in UCP. He became a member of UCP at the
assembly of the primary organisation and will stand on a post of the chairman
of the regional organisation of UCP at the nearest party conference. Up to
the resolution of conflict, the vice-president of UCP in the Grodno region
Alexander Vasiliev will supervise the party organisation in the Grodno
In such extreme situations the people
are learnt. This Political council has taken off "masks" from many
people. There is a political struggle. It is offensive for the party that the
exception of Valery Levonevsky from the members of the party and discharge
from the management of the Regional organisation of UCP are initiated by
non-party Semen Domash. In the letter from 8.05.2000 Semen Domash in the
categorical form demanded in next time from S. A Bogdankevich, A. V. Lebedko,
A. A. Dobrovolsky, V. M. Shlyndikov to release V. S. Levonevsky from the
management of the Grodno regional organisation of UCP.
The whole team on distribution of the
wrong information has been is created. The portrait of a trouble-maker and
destroyer of the opposition is created. The task is: to exclude Levonevsky
from various organisations and political life. There is a distortion of the
various facts, but it will not prevent the realisation of the plans of a new
young political force
Do the leaders of UCP remember how
Domash has evaded from the participation in the company which was carried out
by the opposition in 1999? We speak about "the elections of the
president". Do the leaders of UCP understand that Semen Domash uses them
in his political game, involving new people and organisations in the
conflict? Do the leaders of UCP take into account that making advances with
Domash they soon will lose their face and will turn in the same political
"men who can not do anything" as he is?
Some leaders of the opposition has the
absolutely contradictory purposes and tasks. Some want to re-elect Lukashenko
and to occupy his place, and we want not only to elect new parliament and
president but also to create the system, at which the dictatorship will be
basically impossible. There is no opposition "Levonevsky - Domash"
and there is a contrast of ideologies which they protect.
The application of the United Civil Party in Grodno
and Grodno region
3. 06. 2000 Valery Levonevsky the
Chairman of UCP in the Grodno region was excluded from the party by the
session of the Political council of UCP. The decision is illegal and
to item 3.5 of the Charter the question about the exception of a member of the party is decided
by the general meeting or the Council of the primary or regional (municipal)
organisation, and also by the National Committee.
to item 3.8 of the Charter the Members of the party who are included into the structure of
managing and supervising bodies of UCP keep the powers before the realisation
of selective general meetings and meetings under review, conferences of the
appropriate party organisations or the congress at which they were elected.
According to the above-stated the Political council has no the right is to
exclude from the party and especially the chiefs of elective bodies.
The Political council creates a
dangerous precedent. For example, tomorrow a primary organisation of Minsk
will decide to exclude a member of CAC, the Political council, Lebedko from
the party etc. Thus do these people lose the powers?
Item 4.1 of the Charter of UCP a basic
organisational structure of UCP is its primary organisations which are
created on a territorial principle (Village Soviet, street, a constituency,
area, city etc.) when there are not less than three members of the party.
During a half-of the year the leaders of
UCP tries to impose the new chief of the Regional party organisation to us. With
the help of the leaders of the central office of the party) the parallel
party structures passing the municipal organisation are created. These
primary organisations do not represent the lists and protocols of constituent
assemblies and, hence, can not participate in measures spent by the Grodno
regional and municipal organisations.
The executive committee of the party has
refused for many months to give out the documents to register primary
organisations in Grodno and it is impossible to register them in the local
bodies of the authority. This circumstance does not allow to participate in
the forthcoming elections.
Such actions not only contradict the
Charter but also put serious harm to all party and lead to split of the party
and loss of its authority.
The present legislation and the Charter
do not suppose intervention of public and state organisations in the activity
of the party. Not paying attention to this, the chairman of the co-ordination
committee "The Grodno initiative" Semen Domash directly demands to
release Valery Levonevsky from an occupied post in the party. And the leaders
of the party submit Semen Domash, breaking the Charter.
We pay your attention that when
Levonevsky was the Chairman of the regional organisation of UCP there was not
any complaint from the members of the party in the Municipal and Regional
According to the above-stated, we
1) To cancel the decision of the
Political council from 3.06.2000 about the exception of Valery Levonevsky
from the party.
2) To stop illegal actions and blackmail
concerning the Grodno regional organisation.
Otherwise we reserve the right to occupy
more rigid position on this question.
Acting in the capacity of the chairman
of the Grodno regional
Party organisation of UCP A.
The chairman of Grodno municipal
Party organisation of UCP O.
Comment: Probably, in Grodno there will be two regional and two urban organisations of UCP. Two real (present) and two pocket (from Minsk). Probably, the leaders of UCP will be mistrusted and the new party on the basis of the Charter of UCP will be created. In any case none of the candidates in the deputies and in the National Assembly from Domash and his company in Grodno and in the region will not pass. The leaders of UCP apply for the authority instead of A. Lukashenko. Roughly breaking the Charter and moral principles, the leaders of UCP puts themselves outside of a legal field and doomed the party and their political career on the inevitable destruction. The congress of the party is necessary. If, really, lies, hypocrisy, intrigues, breach of the rights of a man, breach of the laws and Charter – are a basic line of UCP, our ways are not theirs.