At a crossroads
We will manage to survive only if our resistance to this sinister Russian gloom remains nationwide. Each of us, tens of millions of Ukrainian citizens, wherever we are, must feel and understand that our victory is impossible without active and selfless personal participation in this struggle.
EU Unity and Defending Freedom in Ukraine
Europe’s problem, aside from limp defenses, is reflected in its institutionalized and bureaucratized universalism, which obscures the principles of liberty under a thick blanket of rational-legal proceduralism.
Václav Havel and Ukraine
“We are rallied by the values that Václav Havel starkly outlined: love of freedom, independence, commitment to democracy, and rejection of authoritarianism”: reflections on the significance of Havel’s legacy for today’s Ukraine.
Learn to look. Arkady Davarov — with the parable of the blind
We do not know how to look — perhaps this is the root of many troubles! Usually, we look in such a way as to see what we need or want.
In an atmosphere of evil. Arkady Davarov — switching fields of energy
The social atmosphere is invisible and surrounds us as the air we breathe. And just like air, not only it supports life, but it could also poison it.
The cross of Abel and the cross of Cain are different crosses
Compassionate Europeans need to realize that by taking Russians out of responsibility, they are actually doing them a disservice. Because the crime of the Russian state in Ukraine, not understood as a sin and not brought out of the soul through repentance, will inevitably lead to an even worse sin.
Russia has already greatly surpassed the Nazi Third Reich by insidiously launching missile and bomb attacks on Ukraine
Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine Viktor Kolisnyk: ‘Russia was on a par with Nazi criminals and even surpassed them in cynicism, meanness and insidiousness.’
Why was the list of candidates for the position of a judge of the European Court of Human Rights from Ukraine rejected?
The national competition did not meet the requirements of the Council of Europe, and the rejection of the list of candidates was expected, as in 2019. The recommendations are given on what needs to be done for the third competition to be successful.
The only achievement is that the shootings stopped
The decision on the deprivation of citizenship of the citizens who were subjected to sanctions under the decision of NSDC, is arbitrary and unlawful.
«Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies?»
A brief analysis of the decisions of the National Security and Defense Council on sanctions
Bandera. An Invitation to a Calmer Conversation
At the moment Bandera is probably the most recognizable name in Ukrainian history. You would be hard-pressed to find a better illustration of the gap between history and myth.
False and True Victories
Russia, like the rest of the world, has been struck by the severe coronavirus pandemic. More than 200 thousand people have been infected, and several thousands have already died. Many have been left without work or income. However, it seems that many Russian people and their political leaders are no less worried about a different problem. Due to the epidemic, parades and celebrations dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the “Russian victory in the Great Patriotic War” were postponed. Why is this so important to them? Why, throughout many years, has Russia so persistently celebrated this victory, which is considered by many to be a pyrrhic victory?
The Easing of Morals
On the question of why the bill is being ignored, the involved persons reply that they haven’t had the chance to accept because … the President is against it; since it is an unpopular measure, which could negatively affect his political ratings. So time should not be spent on it!
With open eyes
To the 75th anniversary of the ending of World War II in Europe. Reflections on historical memory
ECHR puts off examination of Sentsov & Kolchenko vs. Russia essentially for political reasons
Earlier reports that the European Court of Human Rights had restored the ‘priority status’ assigned to the case of Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko were, as suspected, premature. One mistake was rectified, yet the Court is still refusing to consider the men’s applications until it has examined Ukraine’s intergovernmental case against Russia over Crimea.
Putin’s Plot Against Europe
A populist and antiestablishment wave spreads across a continent -- and across the Atlantic -- putting the very idea of a united Europe on life support.
FRONT LINE - THE BOUNDARY OF LIFE. TROITSKE.
In October, the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group monitoring team worked on gathering information and documenting of human rights violations in the village of Troitske and its surroundings in Popasnaja district, Luhansk region. Close arrangement to the front line, along which the Ukrainian military is strengthening its position, changed the way of life of the inhabitants of this small village considerably.
A British Foreign Secretary who excuses Russia’s invasion of Crimea?
The new UK Prime Minister doubtless had her reasons for giving leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson a cabinet post. Making him Foreign Secretary, however, defies any comprehension. It is especially difficult not to view this as an affront to all those currently facing persecution in Russian-occupied Crimea given his extraordinary attempt to blame Russia’s aggression against Ukraine on the EU
Divisive & Ill-Timed Renaming of Kyiv Street after Controversial Nationalist Leader
Kyiv’s City Council voted on July 7 to rename Moskovsky Prospekt Bandera Avenue, after the Ukrainian nationalist leader Stepan Bandera. The move would have always aroused controversy, but the timing could also not have been more insensitive, coming as it does on the eve of the 73rd anniversary of the Volyn Massacre.