On July 4, the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine (PSPU), headed by economist Dr. Natalia Vitrenko, won the appeal in its lawsuit against the Ministry of Justice for failing to accept the party’s revised Charter and Bylaws. This refusal to register the party has kept the PSPU from running candidates, and went along with the thuggery and criminality conducted against party members, activities, and property.
Appeal of the Central Committee of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine to the OSCE/ODIHR; European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
Early on the morning of May 9, the day commemorating the victory against nazism in 1945, Ukrainian political leader and Chairman of the Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine Natalia Vitrenko was held prisoner in her own apartment by regime-sanctioned neo-Nazi gangsters (National Corps, formerly Azov Batallion), threatening her physically and preventing her from leaving the apartment. The same happened to her deputy, Vladimir Marchenko, at his apartment.