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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…


Askold S. Lozynskyj. Minsk 2

Feb 17th, 2015 | By

Hope springs eternal. In Ukrainian circles that cliché is no longer relevant when referring to Ukraine-Russia relations. Many in the West are still naive or, perhaps, idealistic enough to lend credence to promises made by Russian leaders or their henchman. However, the list of the believers is diminishing.


Tornado MLRS: How Putin legally admitted Russia is waging war in Ukraine, and a bit of other legal stuff around the Minsk agreements explained.

Feb 14th, 2015 | By
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What is ‘Trilateral contact group’? It is a euphemism that allows ‘leaders’ of Russian terrorist organizations ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR’ to be included in negotiations with Ukraine. ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR’ officially claim responsibility for the war with Ukraine, working as cover for the full scale Russian military invasion. Ukraine officially does not have any top-level contacts with ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR’ and does recognize them as terrorist organizations. Official authorization of ex-president Leonid Kuchma to represent Ukraine in the peace talks has no mention of ‘LNR’ and ‘DNR’, for instance.


18 January 2015, The London Ukrainian Community held a protest against Russian terrorism at the Russian Embassy in London.

Jan 18th, 2015 | By

The Ukrainian community in London joined by representatives from Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Lithuania, Syria and the UK appealed to the world demanding them not to tolerate terrorist acts against Ukrainian civilians by the Kremlin-backed militants.


On the “Wrong” and “Right” Ukrainians

Jan 16th, 2015 | By

It seems that Vladimir Putin and his associates fell victims to their own propaganda. A simple fact that many members of the Ukrainian government, as well as the volunteers fighting the terrorists in Donbas, still speak Russian as their primary language is carefully omitted in Russian/pro-Russian media.


CONTROL TOWER OF DONETSK AIRPORT COLLAPSED, FIGHTING INTENSIFIES

Jan 13th, 2015 | By

Donetsk, 13 January 2015. As a result of heavy fighting control tower of Donetsk airport collapsed. This information is confirmed by ATO HQ and by local residents. At about 11.00 am the tower collapsed, falling on the complex of buildings below, called “horse shoe”. (Control tower before the war) Control tower of the airport, with…


Russian separatists in Ukraine admit war crime

Jan 12th, 2015 | By
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On January 7, 2015 a video was published on one of separatist youtube channels, featuring interview with underage “militia” soldier. In the course of interview, 14-year old Artyom, while holding AK machine gun, tells the journalist how he joined military Russian “kazaki” (cossacks) at the “Checkpoint No. 1” in town Krasny Luch, Luhansk region. He…


Wikimedians from Central and Eastern Europe met in Kyiv

Dec 29th, 2014 | By

On December 19–21, 2014 in Kyiv Wikimedia Central and Eastern Europe Meeting 2014 was held. It was the third annual conference of activists of Wikimedia movement from Central-Eastern Europe. In this conference 70 wikimedians from regional chapters and Wikimedia communities took part. Those who edit Wikipedia, Wikisources, Wikinews, Wikimedia Commons and other projects of Wikimedia Foundation from more than 20 countries gathered to exchange their experience. Thus this conference appeared to be the biggest compared to the both previous meetings in Serbia (2012) and in Slovakia (2013).


NATO NATIONS URGED TO BOOST UKRAINE SUPPORT, STAND FIRM ON RUSSIA

Nov 24th, 2014 | By

The Hague, 23 November 2014 – NATO nations must boost support to Ukraine and take a firm stance with Russia as a ‘very difficult winter’ looms for the government in Kyiv, parliamentarians and experts warned Sunday at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Annual Session. In a draft resolution adopted by the assembly’s Committee on the Civil…