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For a European Ukraine — A Declaration of Free Citizens of Kharkiv

Jan 20th, 2014 | By

We, the free citizens of Kharkiv, are fighting for the implementation of sustainable democracy of European type in Ukraine.

Statement by MMIC on Unconstitutional Laws “Adopted” by the Ukrainian Parliament

Jan 17th, 2014 | By

Earlier today, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine witnessed a travesty called “endorsement of a legislature package.”
Regardless of the content of this “package” (which is abominable and deserves a separate discussion), we would like to emphasize that the procedure of the above “endorsement” was completely out of compliance not only with the Ukrainian laws, but also with the general rules of parliamentarism that are common for the whole civilized world.
We will just say that the vote was by show of hands. The results of this “vote” were announced immediately after the hands were raised, and the votes were not counted, as one can clearly see in the videotape of the Verkhovna Rada session. Essentially, the legislature was announced as “passed” only because the leadership of the parliament wanted it to pass. No one has ever recorded the fact that the legislature was supported by the majority of the MPs.

Resolution of the first All-Ukrainian Forum of Euromaidans of Ukraine

Jan 15th, 2014 | By

The Forum states: In Ukraine there is the development of an acute socio-political crisis. The authoriites are persecuting activists of civic opposition and are ignoring the largest protest of its citizens. The Business-political clans are usurping authority in Ukraine.

All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum Adopted Historical Decisions despite Violence and Government Pressure

Jan 13th, 2014 | By

The resolutions addressed coordination issues. Delegates agreed that the Forum, including its workgroups, should continue to exist as a nationwide communication platform for all euromaidans, but without creating a new formal organization. It was decided that the coordination workgroup should develop a mechanism for horizontal coordination between euromaidans.

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

National Euromaidan Forum to Be Held in Kharkiv in January

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

The following resolution was passed by the All-Ukraine Euromaidan Conference in Kyiv on 27 December 2013. Resolution 1. We resolve to hold the first All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum on 11-12 January 2014 in Kharkiv. 2. We resolve to include the following issues on the Forum’s agenda: Action plan for establishing a responsible democracy in Ukraine Coordination…

Ukraine activists swap Lenin for Lennon

Dec 24th, 2013 | By

News from Elsewhere… …as found by BBC Monitoring Pro-EU protesters in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv want to change the name of one of their main streets from Lenin Avenue to Lennon Avenue. A poster “declaring” the name change was unveiled at the weekend during a rally in Ukraine’s second-largest city. It’s the work of…

2+2=5: Ukraine`s Orwellian Mintru has the Following Truths to Tell U

Dec 16th, 2013 | By

Researched and compiled by Oskana Seredkina 1. In Europe everyone is gay, they will force us into same sex marriages, they wil take our children away from us and give the to gays for adoption. 2. Bulgaria has joined the EU, and life has become very difficult for them (other variation is also Latvia). 3.…

Open Statement of Attorneys, Lawyers, Human Rights Activists of Ukraine to the Bodies of Legal Governance and the Constitutional Court of Ukraine

Dec 12th, 2013 | By

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine, whose main function is to guarantee the supremacy of the Constitution of Ukraine as the Main Law in Ukraine. We acknowledge the fact that the questions that we pose are ‘original’, since we ask you to react on the situation, when the specific actions of the current Government, rather than the normative documents they issue, make the constitutional norms become non-constitutional. We are confident of the fact, that none of the other Constitutional courts across Europe had ever faced similar challenges.

Yaroslav Swatko: Why the World Needs Peace in Ukraine

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

However we have a significant difference of Abkhazia and others – the war will take place in a country where there are nuclear power plants. Therefore, it is not only our grief, but also of the world.