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EU-US axis under strain in Ukraine crisis

Apr 16th, 2014 | By

By Andrew Gardner April 16, 2014 US further advanced than divided EU on next stage of sanctions against Russia. The European Union is struggling to stay in step with the United States as together they attempt to face down Russia over its interference in eastern Ukraine. While the US is looking to ratchet up sanctions…

Suddenly, Europe Is Taking a Harder Line on Russia Sanctions

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

By Carol Matlack and Arne Delfs April 14, 2014 As violence escalates in eastern Ukraine, Europe is moving toward an action some thought it might never take: the imposition of stringent economic sanctions on Russia. Angela Merkel, the Russian-speaking German chancellor whose country has more at stake financially than any other, is leading the charge.…

Statement of the former anti-Communist Hungarian dissident movement on the Russian military threat against Ukraine

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By

We call on the Hungarian government that until now has been seeking its own political and economic benefits and has tried to adjust its policies in line with Russian interests to take an unequivocal stand on the side of its allies and give up its hitherto shameful behavior. We call on the government to behave…

ІІ Forum of Euromaidans Address to peoples and governments of the EU, USA and Canada

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

We call you to be systematic and thorough in understanding and representing resistance movement in Ukraine, to establish tighter connections with regional maidans and NGO’s that define political situation in Ukraine now.

Statement by President Barroso on Ukraine

Feb 19th, 2014 | By

It was with shock and utter dismay that we have been watching developments over the last 24 hours in Ukraine. There are no circumstances that can legitimise or justify such scenes. We extend our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. We condemn in the strongest terms the use of violence as a way to solve a political and institutional crisis.

Ukraine’s Crisis Is Good for the EU

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

Posted by: Judy Dempsey Monday, February 17, 2014 The continuing crisis in Ukraine is good news for the EU. That may seem paradoxical. The U.S. administration has criticized the EU for not giving more support to Ukraine’s antigovernment protests and for not retaliating against Russia’s bullying tactics in former Soviet countries. Yet the tug-of-war between…

Inside Ukraine’s protests

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

By Oleksii Khmara on 14 February 2014 Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, has been racked by protests, the largest since the 2004 Orange Revolution when the country rose up in response to fraudulent presidential elections. Thousands of people have been occupying Kiev’s main square since last November and more recently, government buildings. The varying reports on the…

Firm action against police impunity needed in Ukraine, concludes Commissioner Muižnieks

Feb 11th, 2014 | By

The Ukrainian authorities have a responsibility to condemn unequivocally the police misconduct which occurred on a wide scale and ensure effective investigations into the violations which occurred, as well as to impose dissuasive sanctions”, underlined the Commissioner. “Of course, unless structural problems of the administration of justice are addressed, the long-standing problem of police impunity will continue to undermine public trust in institutions. Combating impunity presupposes a judiciary which is truly independent and shielded from outside pressure, as well as full respect of the principle of equality of arms. The functioning in practice of the new Criminal Procedure Code, as well as the absence of effective safeguards against ill-treatment (e.g. notification of custody and access to a lawyer), also need to be addressed as a matter of urgency.”

Olivier Dupuis: We are Ukraine!

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

The current events in Ukraine are, as Tomáš Sedláček, former advisor to Vaclav Havel, has said “a major revolution happening on the European continent”. They concern all Europeans, not just Ukrainians.

Davos discussion on Ukraine

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By″>

This is the 7th Davos Philanthropic Roundtable hosted by Viktor Pinchuk and chaired by Tony Blair . It opens with the issue of Ukraine’s current crisis. (starts here) ———–