The Parliamentary Assembly expresses its deep concern about the political crisis that has ensued in Ukraine following the surprise decision of the Ukrainian authorities to suspend the procedure for the signing of an association agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area agreement, with the European Union. It strongly condemns the escalating violence at the Euromaidan protests, which has already resulted in at least five fatalities.
“The initial Council of Europe assessment of the 16 January laws shows that too many provisions are clearly not in compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights. Therefore they should not apply.
Appeal of Ukrainian dissidents, former prisoners of conscience to Amnesty International and Human Rights organizations in the worldJan 26th, 2014 | By pani
Forty years ago, we, prisoners of conscience, appealed to Amnesty International and also sought justice in other institutions. Today, we all came out to the Maidan, some of us with our children and grandchildren. Our slogan again is: «Freedom, Justice, Rule of Law». Our appeal is addressed to the West, which embodies these principles and is supposed to defend them everywhere.
Statement of Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle after his visit to KievJan 25th, 2014 | By vpawlowsky
Kiev (25 January) – “I visited Ukraine on behalf of President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and High Representative/ Vice-President Catherine Ashton on Friday and Saturday. To underline that the EU remains engaged in facilitating a peaceful, negotiated solution out of the crisis, I held talks with President Viktor Yanukovych, leaders of the…
By Andrew Wilson – 24 Jan 14 Events in Ukraine have taken a dramatic change for the worse. Five people were killed on Wednesday, some beaten to death, and further confrontation is likely this Sunday. NGOs have issued an emotive “last plea for help”, saying “the international community remains silent, upholding European values on paper…
By Edward Lucas 23. Jan 2014 European policymakers are eating the ashes of their failed policy in Ukraine. Anyone who six months ago said that the Yanukovych regime would use live ammunition against protestors would have been denounced as a scaremonger. Now it is happening on the streets of a European capital. The scenarios are…
Joint statement of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and SlovakiaJan 23rd, 2014 | By pani
The Foreign Ministers of the Visegrad Group underline that the fundamental rights of Ukrainian citizens – including freedom of assembly, freedom of expression and media – must be fully respected and protected.
Ukrainian citizens’ rights of assembly, freedom of expression and media must be fully
respected and protected. I am deeply concerned about attacks on journalists and about
reports of missing persons.
Recalling the statement of HR Ashton of 17 January 2014, the Council expresses deep concern about the legislation passed by the Verkhovna Rada on 16 January under doubtful procedural circumstances.
The Guardian, Friday 3 January 2014 21.00 GMT These days, the world is closely watching Ukraine. Some of the recent developments, above all the recurrent attempts of the government to use violence against peaceful demonstrators, raise a serious concern. We, representatives of the international academic community, are especially troubled by the fact that violence and…