Civil Society

Kharkiv civic groups call for a nationwide movement to support NATO membership for Ukraine

Aug 21st, 2014 | By

We offer to hold the first ” Maidan for NATO ” civic movement Forum in Kharkiv on September 20, 2014. We are also ready to organize the event.

Comments on anti-corruption effort in Ukraine

Jul 28th, 2014 | By

The corrupt political elite will resist the changes that take away opportunities for corruption but will welcome new legislation that allows for (selective) prosecution of corrupt officials in order to extract favor, revenues, and strengthen their power in other ways. Thus, there is the danger that the anti-corruption effort will fail to be systemic and will be hijacked by reactionaries.

How to Unite Ukraine

May 1st, 2014 | By
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This text was worked out by 52 NGOs representatives, activists and intellectuals from Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lughansk, Simferopol, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Krivoy Rog, Odessa, Ternopol, Uzhgorod, Kharkiv, Makeevka, Novyi Svet, Svatove, Severodonetsk, Luhutyne and Chuguev.

Kharkiv citizens’ appeal to the International Community

Mar 28th, 2014 | By

As well as the rest of Ukraine our city is a multiethnic and multiconfessional community. Here you can meet people speaking Russian (the most common language in any Eastern Ukrainian city), Ukrainian (it is Ukraine after all), Vietnamese (Kharkiv has its own little Vietnam), Dari (there are a lot of people from Afghanistan as well), Hebrew and Yiddish (a large Jewish community has lived in Kharkiv for a long time), Armenian, Georgian, Uzbek, Tajik, Mandarin, Cantonese, and many other languages.

Appeal by Residents of Eastern Ukraine to the President of Russia and the Russian Parliament, Cabinet of Ministers and Foreign Affairs Ministry

Mar 17th, 2014 | By

It is painful for us to see Russian flags and pro-Russian slogans used by persons who storm government buildings and offices of civic organizations, beat our fellow citizens and desecrate our state symbols. We are saddened by many Russian media outlets’ misrepresentation of events in our country, as it falsely creates an image of a Ukrainian as a thug and enemy of the Russian people.

STOP PUTIN NOW – appeal of Ukrainian students

Mar 8th, 2014 | By

We ask you to help us spread the true information about Russian attack on Ukraine in your country. We ask you to address your representatives at the elected bodies and governments and make so that they exert pressure on the Russian Federation for it to stop the armed aggression and withdraw the troops from Ukraine. We ask about diplomatic and economic isolation of Russia, arrest of bank accounts and abolition of visas for Russian officials, who started a war in the very heart of Europe.

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.

Euromaidan Forum Worried by Proposal to End the Occupation of Government Buildings

Feb 16th, 2014 | By

The following statement was passed by a majority of delegates at the second All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum, which was held in Odesa, Ukraine, this weekend: Odesa. Ukraine. 16 February 2014. Delegates to the second All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum are deeply concerned by the political opposition’s proposal to end the occupation of government buildings held by the Euromaidan protest movement. We…

Thoughts from Kyiv – Jan 28, 2014

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Maybe I’m imagining things, but I have the distinct impression that the mood on Maidan and Hrushevskoho St. changed significantly in the wake of today’s events in Parliament. The resignation of Prime Minister Azarov was accepted by the President today, and each minister in Ukraine’s government is now (as a result) an “acting minister”. The…

We are not extremists. The Open Letter

Jan 27th, 2014 | By
A lady in Kyiv in front of Berkut to stop them from shooting.

These days the protests of the Ukrainian people against the policy of the Ukrainian authorities have acquired new forms. The peaceful demonstrations changed into the protesters violent confrontation with the police, it is the sixth day that the real fighting between demonstrators and police take place in the government area in the center of Kyiv on Hrushevsky street. Hundreds of people are wounded and there are dead.