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R.I.P. Daniel Dydyk, 15, of #Kharkiv #Ukraine — victim of Russian terror

Feb 23rd, 2015 | By

Daniel Dydyk, who suffered brain injuries during the February 22 terrorist bombing of a peaceful march in Kharkiv, Ukraine, died on February 23. His recent photo appears above. Daniyl (also known as Danya) was 15 years old. “He studied at a school for gifted children. He was fond of judo and he was a football fan,” said…


R.I.P. Igor Tolmachev — physicist, Euromaidan activist, killed by Russia-backed terrorists

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By

IGOR TOLMACHEV (Игорь Толмачев) was a physicist. He was one of the coordinators of Kharkiv Euromaidan a year ago, when Ukrainians stood their ground in defense of democracy and rule of law, protested against government corruption and demanded closer integration of Ukraine with the European Union. Russia-backed terrorists killed Igor Tolmachev today. He died as…


In the U.S., support for the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014

Nov 17th, 2014 | By

If you are American, please call your Congressman ***today*** to urge him or her to co-sponsor and pass a House equivalent of the U.S. Senate’s Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014. Our Ukrainian American neighbors and friends are united in their support for this bill. The President of Ukraine has asked America for this sort…


Russian Anti-war Movement officially formed in Moscow

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

RUSSIAN ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT News from the Founding Meeting In Russia, a historic event occurred on September 18, 2014. After a series of preparatory discussions, a large group of activists officially formed the Russian Anti-war Movement. It was not certain until the last minute where exactly the founding meeting could take place, as talks about gaining…


An Appeal for the Release of Ukrainian Journalists

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

An Appeal for the Release of Ukrainian Journalists Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, September 13-14, 2014 We – representatives of the Association of Polish Journalists (APJ), the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), participanting in the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum, held in the city of Kazimierz…


Polish & Ukrainian journalists appeal to European journalists’ associations not to meet in Moscow

Sep 15th, 2014 | By

An Appeal from Participants of the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, September 13-14, 2014 We – representatives of the Association of Polish Journalists (APJ), the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), participating in the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum, held in the city of Kazimierz Dolny,…


Russian Anti-war Movement Assists Conscientious Objectors

Sep 8th, 2014 | By

The Organizing Committee of the Russian Anti-war Movement issued an appeal to mothers and wives of all soldiers of the Russian Federation. You can read the statement in Russian at http://goo.gl/FmDdeS or below. You can also join the Movement’s Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/682332398502639/ . If you can read the Russian document, you will see that members of the Organizing Committee raise…


Letter to the President of the United States

Jul 28th, 2014 | By

Below is the text of my letter to President Barack Obama, which I just submitted on his website. Wherever you live, I urge you to ask your government leaders to show real support to Ukraine now. * * * Dear Mr. President, I am an American citizen (I voted for you twice!) and I support…


Euromaidan Forum Worried by Proposal to End the Occupation of Government Buildings

Feb 16th, 2014 | By

The following statement was passed by a majority of delegates at the second All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum, which was held in Odesa, Ukraine, this weekend: Odesa. Ukraine. 16 February 2014. Delegates to the second All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum are deeply concerned by the political opposition’s proposal to end the occupation of government buildings held by the Euromaidan protest movement. We…


Ukrainian Euromaidan Delegates Converge on Kharkiv

Jan 11th, 2014 | By

Despite Arson, Vandalism, Brutal Attacks on Volunteers and Online Sabotage, Nearly Two Hundred Civic Activists Convene in Kharkiv to Plan a More Structured, Sustained Pro-Democracy Movement beyond Public Squares