Editor’s Choice

To World! To Ukraine! To People of Good Will!

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

Everyone to the peaceful protests! Everyone who is at home telephone all churches and monasteries across the country and ask for the bells to toll. Kyiv large, Ukraine large and not all in Maidan can hear. But let the world hear: democracy in Ukraine at risk, but the Ukrainian people cannot be broken. Ring the church bells, let Europe hear and witness how they are destroying Kyivan Maidan.

Ukraine’s Revolution – Sunday December 8, 2013

Dec 9th, 2013 | By

Given the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the destruction of the statue of Lenin in Kyiv today that I have been reading on Facebook, I realize that this note may not be received well by all. My thoughts may be particularly controversial to friends from outside Ukraine. Before I get into details, let me state outright:…

This is the War Against Ukraine. So far It Is Information War.

Dec 5th, 2013 | By

The disinformation is distributed via the social networks and websites created for this purpose solely. Unfortunately, lots of misinformation is broadcast by other, even professional media. Most notable samples of misinformation were – the news about the restriction of cash flow by the National Bank of Ukraine and the news that the big number of European VIPs will not attend the OSCE summit in Kyiv.

The resolution of #Euromaidan #Kharkiv Assembly December 1st on the Internal Situation in Ukraine

Dec 2nd, 2013 | By

Voicing our concern about the escalation of the political standoff in Ukraine, and, on the background of this standoff, about the increasing threat to the Ukrainian sovereignty, territorial integrity and constitutional order –
1. Demand the resignation of the government, immediate re-election of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament), and the impeachment of the president.
2. Encourage all civic and political forces in Ukraine including her parliament, the executive powers and the President to do everything in their power to make sure that the current crisis in Ukraine is overcome exclusively by non-violent means, based on a civilized dialogue.
3. Ask that all of the Ukrainian civic and political forces keep doing everything that is needed for the national interests of Ukraine and for her Eurointegration.
4. Ask NATO to warn Russia to stay away from interfering with the Ukrainian affairs.

“Maidan Monitoring” analysts: Maidan crackdown in Kyiv last night was a deliberate act

Nov 30th, 2013 | By

The events happened immediately after the USA made it clear how it was going to react to a potential use of force. They were ordered to beat up everybody brutally in front of the cameras including street keepers.

Ukrainian Eyes: Euromaidan teaches Europe a lesson

Nov 29th, 2013 | By

Two days ago I eye witnessed Euromaidan at the Shevshenko Square at Lviv. I followed Euromaidan on sociale media in the Netherlands. Now I felt privileged to really sense it at street level. Cars passing, honking all the time. Thousands of young people – most students I guessed – waving Ukrainian and European flags, dancing on rock music and calling slogans .

From Facebook and Twitter to the streets: Ukrainians protest of ceased EU deal

Nov 22nd, 2013 | By

More than 1,000 citizens came to Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv to protest against Yanukovych’s government on the night of Nov 21. It was the reaction to official news on governmental refusal to continue preparations for signing the political and free trade agreement with EU, also known as EU-Ukraine Association agreement. In the future, implementation of the agreement would possibly bring Ukraine to the EU full membership. The deal on Association agreement would have to be signed in Vilnius next week.

Ukrainian Journalists are Treated Like Slaves

Sep 30th, 2013 | By

The Ukraine is moving towards Europe now. Yanukovych choose this vector circumstantially, due to pressure from Russia and his unwillingness to subordinate to Russia. We are supporters of European integration, we do not want this process to been disrupted. However, Europe should be aware of the fact that Yanukovych seeks to control the media, to restrict the freedom of speech. Only the pressure of the journalist community and the international organization may keep him within limits.

State of (un)Freedom of Assembly in Ukraine in 2012

Jun 14th, 2013 | By

This year we surveyed 567 local councils of Ukraine – all administrative centers and cities. 492 councils responded. The survey was conducted during the January – March 2013.

Maps of (un)Freedom of Assembly in Ukraine

May 27th, 2013 | By

“Maidan Monitoring” Information Center presented the results of monitoring of observance of the right to peaceful assembly by the Ukrainian government authorities.