Russian propaganda must be challenged
Russia’s must be challenged to provide evidence for the unsubstantiated allegations presented as the grounds for its occupation of Ukrainian territory. Let them present it now to an international committee whose findings would be made public including on Crimean and Russian TV.
Panic in Ukraine the work of provocateurs
VAAD Ukraine [The Association of Jewish Communities and Organizations of Ukraine] and the Congress of National Communities are calling on political forces in Ukraine and beyond to refrain from making statements which undermine inter-ethnic harmony in Ukraine.
Come to your senses!
Parliament must stop infringing the Constitution, laws and principles of law
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
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
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.
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.
Open threats and covert plans as ‘hostage law’ deadline nears
Repressive measures and overt blackmail as the deadline for compliance with a so-called ‘amnesty law’ approaches have coincided with ominous reports of plans for extending police powers to curtail peaceful protest if the conditions are not met.
Chernihiv EuroMaidan activist brutally beaten
Oleksandr Yasenchuk, activist of the Chernihiv EuroMaidan and member of the Prostir Svobody movement was attacked on Sunday night. He is in no doubt that the attack was linked with his civic activities which he has no intention of abandoning
Can a government systematically violating basic constitutional values with impunity be considered legitimate?
Analysis of (non-)observance of the most important democratic values in Ukraine since November 21 2013
Chornovol investigation descends into "road rage" farce
Tetyana Chornovol’s response to claims that the attack on her was due to road rage because she cut in front of somebody’s car. “ I “cut in front” of Yanukovych and will continue to do so. That is really the only reason for the attack on me.”
Anti-Semitism on EuroMaidan: Not seen, just heard about
Overt attempts to use anti-Semitism as a propaganda weapon against the EuroMaidan movement have run up against two major hurdles: the facts and a large number of authoritative analysts, historians and human rights activists determined to prevent Ukrainians and the international community from being misled
Strasbourg gives priority consideration to EuroMaidan protester’s application
Igor Sirenko asserts that he was beaten up by special police units during a violent dispersal of protesters and then unlawfully detained on 30 November 2013
New menacing threats against civic activist
A Crimean lawyer and civic activist has become the latest victim of a dangerous hate campaign directed against EuroMaidan supporters and civic activists. It is especially ominous that the scarcely concealed threats implicit are so closely linked with recent government attempt to bring in draconian legislation against protesters and civic organizations in general.
AutoMaidan leader Dmytro Bulatov found, badly beaten, but alive
The AutoMaidan leader was found alive, albeit in a shocking state, after widespread attention to his disappearance. Ths provides graphic illustration of the message being passed to the EU, Council of Europe and others regarding the importance of international attention, monitoring and immediate response to all disappearances and attacks on peaceful civic activists
New Order on Berkut riot police powers comes into force
None of the powers now formalized in an order registered with the Justice Ministry has not been used over the last months, however any legitimacy for a unit which has so compromised itself seems at best inappropriate
Anti-Semitism as a Weapon of Political Technology
The propaganda campaign accompanying the street confrontations has seen the use of the entire range of the political technology arsenal, including the most dirty tricks. A common currency in the confrontation has been the ‘Jewish Question’.
A Voice From The Field of Battle And Governmental Duplicity
The government has usurped authority in the country in virtually an undisguised manner. All roads to a legal and democratic resolution of the socio-political conflict have been blocked.
AutoMaidan activists ambushed, leader still missing
More AutoMaidan activists have been found in Kyiv police stations following the events of Wednesday night which singer Ruslana has called “brazen and unconcealed terror on the streets of Kyiv.” Chillingly it is now well over 24 hours since any contact with Dmytro Bulatov, one of the leaders of the AutoMaidan movement.