Road Control lawyer Viktor Smaliy finally released
The charges against Viktor Smaliy were absurd and seemed both part of a general offensive against the civic watchdog Road Control and a lesson to other lawyers to watch their step..
Point of No Return
On Friday evening journalists and presenters on one of the main national TV channels, “Inter” heard in a live broadcast that they personally had lied and twisted the truth about Maidan for three months, and that they too had the blood of the dead on their hands
Kharkiv Environmentalist Yevhen Kotlyar killed on Maidan
33-year-old Yevhen Kotlyar was killed in gunfire on Thursday near the Khreshchatyk metro station. He had come to Kyiv to join the barricades on Feb 17
KHPG: On the events of Feb 20 in Kyiv
Yesterday, on Feb 20, 2014, a terrorist operation was effectively carried out in the centre of Kyiv resulting in the deaths of up to a hundred peaceful citizens, with hundreds wounded
In Remembrance of those who died on Maidan
Information about unarmed protesters who died, most from bullets aimed at them by Berkut snipers. Please share the information and photos of people, some very young, whom the government labelled "terrorists" and "extremists" and killed
MPs vote to condemn violence and ban “anti-terrorist operation”
On Thursday evening a majority, albeit small, of MPs thwarted Viktor Yanukovych’s attempt to effectively impose a state of emergency and give the police and SBU sweeping powers to kill and arrest.
EU introduces targeted sanctions
After a day of carnage during which Berkut snipers aimed to kill unarmed demonstrators and medical staff seeking to help them, when EU foreign ministers tried in vain for 6 hours to have “meaningful dialogue” with Viktor Yanukovych, the EU has finally imposed sanctions.
Real Measures from Democratic Countries needed now
The text below was written as an appeal to the heads of all European Parliament factions, asking them to support a permanent observer mission to Ukraine. The information also, I hope, explains why targeted sanctions and other active measures now are vitally needed to restrain Ukraine’s leaders and prevent further bloodshed
Ever more victims of sniper fire
The photo here clearly shows that the authorities’ denials are false. Deomonstraters are being deliberately shot and killed by professional snipers who do not stop at aiming their fire at medical staff trying to help the injured
Titushki and Bercut riot police on the attack
The regime’s deployment of “titushki” urgently needs to be clearly recorded and communicated to the international community as demonstration that calls for “all parties” to show restraint are missing the point and manifestly not enough
What can Ukraine expect from the West now?
First and foremost, stop “expressing deep concern”. All protestors on the Maidan have an allergy to this by now in these circumstances senseless phrase, while all gangsters in the Ukrainian governmental gang enjoy mocking the helplessness of the EU.
Vinnytsa artist killed on Maidan
50-year-old Valery Brezdenyuk painted magical worlds on water. He died defending Maidan on Tuesday night, after being shot in the back
Warmest gratitude to the elderly lady seen in floods of tears giving what for her may have been a huge amount of money to help those hurt in the bloodshed unleashed by Ukraine’s leaders
Journalist killed by titushki in Kyiv
Viacheslav Veremiy, journalist from the Vesti newspaper died in hospital early on Wednesday morning after being dragged out of a taxi when returning from work
Blood and Berkut Sniper Bullets on the President’s Hands
The following are just a few of the day’s events that strip any regime of its legitimacy. More will become clearer over the coming days and weeks. Time however is not on Ukrainians’ side now that Yanukovych, doubtless buoyed – or bound – by yesterday’s 2 billion loan from Russia has chosen bloodshed.
Mustafa Dzhemiliev on Maidan: I’m proud of you, dear fellow Ukrainians
“Not one dictator who spilled blood has escaped punishment. Ukraine will be no exception. .... I am proud to be a Ukrainian!"
Access to Channel 5 blocked
Channel 5 is going off the air throughout the country and is under a massive DDoS attack. Please pass on their YouTube address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPPxZl43u04
Berkut snipers aimed at protesters
The first reports that Berkut riot police were positioned on roofs and aiming rubber bullets and grenades at protesters came early on Tuesday, with two of the injured women simply taking part in the procession
Winners and losers from compliance with ’hostage law’
There are already concerns regarding prosecutions the ‘hostage law’ will NOT cover, and deep frustration that Berkut and the authorities’ impunity for grave rights infringements have been effectively accepted