During the night from 15 to 16 September, on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, a Monument to the Victims of the Holocaust was desecrated. Those responsible daubed foul anti-Semitic words on the memorial stone.
In Dnipropetrovsk almost 2 million UAH of city funding has been spent on an artistic composition including bronze sculptures of Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and former Ukrainain President Leonid Kuchma.
Maxim Shcherbatyuk, UHHRU lawyer, relates his travel (or otherwise) experiences following the statements Ukrzaliznytsya [Ukrainian Railways] made throughout the country on 10 February asserting unheard of progress in electronic ticket sales
In a Judgement passed on 13 December 2011, and made public on Thursday, Ukraine’s Constitutional Court rules that the languages of ethnic minorities may be used in Ukrainian courts, alongside the State language
"True nationhood can only come from the collective action of the people.. the current situation is a direct result of their over dependence on a corrupt and non democratic system that has been allowed to evolve in the interests of a select few"
However the percentage of those who said yes when asked whether Ukraine really was an independent country was less than the number who gave a negative answer (37.4% and 49.8% respectively). Last year the numbers were approximately equal (43.2% and 44.7%, respectively
The Hungarian community in the Transcarpathian region assert that the local department of the Security Service [SBU] is questioning people who have been to the Hungarian embassy trying to receive Hungarian citizenship.
In the light of all that is happening in these parts of the world, the UK’s National Union of Journalists and its members believe it “bizarre and inappropriate for the British government to axe essential parts of the BBC World Service”