Dictatorship Resistance Committee

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Dictatorship Resistance Committee
Founded August 5, 2011 (2011-08-05)[1]
Headquarters Lviv[1]
Ideology pro-Europeanism
International affiliation None
Colours White
Politics of Ukraine
Political parties

The Dictatorship Resistance Committee (Ukrainian: Комітет опору диктатурі) is an alliance formed by several political parties in Ukraine opposed to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Before the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary elections, alliance merged with the All-Ukrainnian Association Fatherland (Batkivshchyna) as All-Ukrainian Association Fatherland - United Opposition.


The Dictatorship Resistance Committee formed in August 2011 and came to join some other opposition alliances that were already active; most parties had joined forces one year earlier in People's Committee to Protect Ukraine.[2] It was especially designed to promote public and civic actions against the conviction of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who is also the leader of one of the member parties.[3]

Late September 2011 Tymoshenko called for the opposition to run the elections on a single-party ticket.[4] As of November 2011 the parties involved in the Dictatorship Resistance Committee where negotiating forming joint electoral list of candidates in electoral districts in the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary elections.[5][6]


As of March 2012, the Committee is formed by the following parties:[7]

Although UDAR of Vitaliy Klychko has not joined the Dictatorship Resistance Committee it signed an agreement on 22 January 2012 on joint actions with the alliance.[9]

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  1. ^ a b (Ukrainian) Комітет опору диктатурі об'єднав демократичні партії, UNIAN (6 August 2011)
  2. ^ Ukrainian political forces create people's committee to protect Ukraine, Kyiv Post (May 10, 2010)
  3. ^ Ukraine opposition alliance urges mass-scale public action against government, Kyiv Post (October 11, 2011)
  4. ^ Tymoshenko: Opposition should participate in parliamentary elections on single party ticket, Kyiv Post (September 27, 2011)
  5. ^ (Ukrainian) Комітет опору диктатурі спробує поділити округи, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (21 November 2011)
  6. ^ (Ukrainian) Комітет опору диктатурі зробив паузу, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (21 November 2011)
  7. ^ (Ukrainian) «Свобода» пропонує реорганізувати Комітет опору диктатурі через неефективність, Ukrainskyi Tyzhden (28 November 2011)
  8. ^ Yatseniuk says Tymoshenko, Yanukovych will unite if parliament not dissolved, Kyiv Post (December 7, 2009)
  9. ^ Tymoshenko, Lutsenko should participate in 2012 parliamentary elections, says Klychko, Interfax Ukraine (23 January 2012)
  10. ^ (Ukrainian) Гриценко покинув Комітет опору диктатурі, Ukrayinska Pravda (22 November 2011)
  11. ^ Parliament passes law on parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (17 November 2011)
  12. ^ (Ukrainian) ВР ухвалила закон про вибори народних депутатів, Interfax Ukraine (17 November 2011)
  13. ^ Ukrainian Opposition Parties Mull Possible Coordination, Alliances, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (August 29, 2011)
  14. ^ (Ukrainian) З БЮТ пішли дві людини Королевської, Ukrayinska Pravda (14 March 2012)
  15. ^ Опозиція вигнала зі свого "опорного" комітету партію Ющенка (Opposition excluded out its core committee the Yushchenko's party) Ukrayinska Pravda (15 June 2012)

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