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07.04.2016

What European Values if Dutch Referendum Result Stands?

It is hard to find the words to express the sense of betrayal. Are the deaths on Maidan, the persecution, and courage to have no meaning because of a pseudo referendum with questionable motives, arguments taken straight out of the propaganda Russia used to justify its aggression against Ukraine and highly dubious funding? | detail

Visits 4148
06.04.2016

Ukraine: The case for ’voor’ in the Dutch Referendum

The European Union must ensure that it has a realistic and effective policy towards its East. And entering into agreements which encourage greater integration and cooperation with these countries is the only way of doing that. | detail

Visits 1059
05.04.2016

The New York Times Was Right about Ukraine’s Corruption Problem

President Poroshenko’s dismissal of a critical New York Times editorial as ‘hybrid warfare’ seems wildly off the mark. NYT was, if anything, more charitable of the President’s motives than many Ukrainians who assume Poroshenko’s main criterion for the prosecutor general and the next prime minister is the candidate’s loyalty | detail

Visits 1886
04.04.2016

Letters From Donbas, Part 7: ’How Long Can You Postpone Your Life?’

From teachers to pensioners to families with children, residents of rebel-held towns are struggling to get on with their lives amid the chaos and uncertainty. | detail

Visits 946
31.03.2016

Dissident MPs lose mandate in new move towards ‘party dictatorship’

Ukraine’s Central Election Commission has complied with a highly contentious move by the bloc of Petro Poroshenko [BPP] and has stripped two Ukrainian MPs of their mandate. The move is especially chilling as one of the MPs Yehor Firsov had left the faction in protest at what he called corruption among the leadership | detail

Visits 2306
25.03.2016

Two Years After Annexation, Crimeans Wait On Russia’s Unfulfilled Promises

In the run-up to the March 16, 2014, referendum in Crimea -- which has not been recognized as legitimate by the international community -- Moscow and pro-Russian figures on the peninsula promised locals a glittering and prosperous future. The promises remained unkept | detail

Visits 1085
24.03.2016

Appeal by the leaders of Ukrainian national communities to the Dutch population

Ukrainian citizens of different nationalities took an active part in the Revolution of Dignity. They fought for a European future for our country, for the rule of law, for the triumph of the principles of tolerance and the inviolability of human rights. | detail

Visits 1541
21.03.2016

Kremlin Donbas Proxy Openly Rejects Minsk Agreement Elections

A key Kremlin-backed leader has stated that he has no intention of implementing the Minsk Agreement and holding elections according to Ukrainian legislation. Western irritation with Ukraine’s supposed failure to come up with a ‘special’ law to enable such elections is therefore unfounded. | detail

Visits 3903
21.03.2016

Ukrainian PEN asks Dutch colleagues to support a YES vote

It is Ukrainian civil society that has pushed our governments towards closer cooperation with the EU, towards acceptance and unambiguous implementation of European rules and standards, democratic institutions and practices, liberal stances and policies. | detail

Visits 1027
16.03.2016

Human rights in Crimea

Review of human rights situation in the Crimea | detail

Visits 1400
16.03.2016

Myth, ’observers’ & victims of Russia’s fake Crimean referendum

Since the 2nd anniversary of Russia’s pseudo ‘referendum’ on Crimea comes as the West is pushing Ukraine to agree to ‘elections’ in Kremlin-controlled Donbas, it seems worth recalling that supposed ‘expression of the people’s will’ and the motley crowd of far-right, neo-Nazi or extreme left-wing politicians who were invited as ‘observers’ | detail

Visits 5930
14.03.2016

Former Soviet political prisoners call on Holland to say yes to Ukraine’s European future

More than eighty former political prisoners from ex-Soviet republics have appealed to the people of the Netherlands to vote in favour of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. | detail

Visits 2378
07.03.2016

Russian spetsnaz officer exposed fighting in Donbas demands YouTube remove the ’confidential’ evidence

Can apparent evidence of Russian war crimes in Donbas be protected as ‘confidential’ material? The InformNapalm project, which probes Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine, believes not, and has responded accordingly to the demand from YouTube to remove a particular video. | detail

Visits 6885
07.03.2016

Playing with fear and ignorance

Further important insight on the worrying referendum in the Netherlands on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement | detail

Visits 1574
04.03.2016

How a democratic tool became a threat to democracy

The author describes how a referendum once introduced as the ultimate form of democracy has been hijacked in Holland, and is serving those in Russia whose basic rules of the game are simple – that the EU should crumble before Russia goes down the drain | detail

Visits 1961
26.02.2016

Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Holland: Give our country the chance to break with the past

Prominent Jewish religious and civic leaders have addressed a moving appeal to the people of the Netherlands who are due to shortly vote in a referendum on whether to ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement | detail

Visits 6748
15.02.2016

Human Rights in Ukraine in 2015: Key Trends

This overview of the human rights situation is the first section of the Ukrainian human rights organizations’ Report ‘Human Rights in Ukraine – 2015’ which is published each year by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union | detail

Visits 2361
15.02.2016

Observers: Fighting Flares In Eastern Ukraine, Residents In ‘Dire’ Situation

OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier says it’s difficult for the OSCE monitors to determine whether Russian soldiers and arms are crossing into Ukraine now because they only have a mandate to observe at two border crossings, where they are positioned on the Russian side. | detail

Visits 895
12.02.2016

Put Donbas Hostages on Normandy 4 agenda now

A year after Vladimir Putin agreed that all hostages and prisoners of war would be released on an all for all basis, the militants who answer to Moscow are not only refusing to release those seized earlier, but have recently taken others prisoner. | detail

Visits 4421
10.02.2016

Putin accused of directly ordering seizure of Debaltseve after agreed ceasefire

Ruslan Leviev, Russian blogger and head of the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), is convinced that the order for the offensive on Debaltseve in Donbas was issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin. | detail

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