President called on to help lift the seal on KGB archives
The Institute of National Remembrance wants the Russians “to declassify the KGB archives from the time of the Second World War, in particular as regards the activities of the OUN – UPA, as well as the pseudo-Bandera-supporting groups of the NKVD”
On the 65th anniversary of UPA the arguments still rage
14 October marks the official founding date of the Ukrainian Resistance Army [UPA]. An administrative court in Kyiv on Friday allowed all applications make by the Kyiv City State Administration to restrict mass actions by political factions and organizations with very different attitudes to the date
First joint memorial unveiled for Soviet soldiers and fighters of OUN-UPA
The Mayor of the village Kryhyvtsi calls on people to refrain from spreading enmity and dissent. , This is our history and nobody should speculate on it.”
More than 72% of Ukrainians consider Victory Day to be a special anniversary
Asked what needed to be done to resolve conflict after a century in which “there were many events in Ukraines history where Ukrainians killed one another in large numbers”, 52.3% answered that there must be reconciliation and believed that it was not a question of some having been right, and others to blame.
In the Donbas area the mortality rate is far outstripping new births
Over the first three months of 2007 the death rate was 250-300% higher than the rate of births in the Chernihiv, Sumy, Donetsk, Luhansk and Kirovohrad regions.
Corruption is Ukraines scourge
According to the US State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices, corruption remains widespread in all branches of power in Ukraine. Other problems highlighted were an increase in racial intolerance; violations of the rights of women and of children; and law enforcement officers frequently resort to torture and extortion
Apparently all is clear now ...
The National Expert Commission for the Protection of Public Morals has approved criteria for defining pornographic and erotic products
Yushchenko instructs Prosecutor General to deal with the court and Ukrainian film translation
President Yushchenko has already instructed Prosecutor General Oleksandr Medvedko to appeal against the court ruling revoking a previous decision to make dubbing of a percentage of foreign films into Ukrainian mandatory
Ukraine included in list of countries safeguarding their citizens human rights
What this means in practical terms is that from 1 January next year the Swiss authorities will no longer consider applications for political asylum from Ukrainian nationals
Ukrainian human rights defenders point to a worsening in the human rights situation
The Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union reports the worrying reappearance of pressure on businesses from the tax authorities, as well as language and religious conflict and the emergence of skinheads in eastern regions with support coming from certain political forces
Ukrainian historians are against joint work on history textbooks of Russia and Ukraine
Stanislav Kulchytsky considers that former Soviet republics have the right to their own history and the energetic development of a Ukrainian school has made a return to the days when the history of each people was written as a part of the history of Russia impossible
Ukraines mortality rate is the highest in Europe
Life expectancy in Ukraine remains the lowest in Europe and mortality the highest, the Deputy Ministry for Employment and Social Policy stated last week at the International seminar on Mortality in countries of the former USSR. Fifteen years after break-up: change or continuity?
Yushchenko will push the Verkhovna Rada to recognize soldiers of the OUN-UPA
In speaking about the historical reconciliation of soldiers of the Ukrainian Resistance Army and the Soviet Army, the President once again stressed that this conflict is based on a distorted knowledge of the period of history
Advertisers remove offensive labels and apologise
After the recent scandal over an anti-drugs campaign, the Ukrainian Association for External Advertising and the All-Ukrainian Association for Harm Reduction have agreed that when organizing such campaigns people working with vulnerable groups will be involved
President Yushchenko unveils a Memorial to the Heroes of Kruty
In paying tribute to the 300 students who were killed, the President stressed that their act had been concealed for almost 90 years and that there were many places in Ukraine which still hide the remains of such innocent victims
Criminal proceedings against local council deputies in the Chernihiv region
The author suggests that the recently abolished "immunity" led to local deputies assuming they could act with impunity
In memory of the victims of the brutal crushing of the demonstration on Tiananmen Square 17 years ago
Leader of the Belarusian Opposition imprisoned
“It is absolutely obvious today that the regime is afraid of us, and this will certainly lead to the collapse of the dictatorship”, Milinkevich said after the sentence was read out.