Civil Society

Ukraine says “Thank You” to the world!

Jan 6th, 2014 | By

Activists at Maidan Nazalezhnosti in Kyiv shared thanks to all people who support our struggle for the freedom!

Ummah Said Ismahilov: “Ignore the Information War Against Euromaidan”

Jan 5th, 2014 | By

Currently the information war regarding Euromaidan can be characterized in the following manner: we are constantly in an explantive manner and they are always “rubbing in”, that oppositional leaders – “are nobody,” we are not needed by the European Union, but an “improvement” will quickly appear for us either in epaulettes or in civies, or…

Support Ukrainians and they can help us build a fairer Europe

Jan 4th, 2014 | By

We are calling on our governments and international organisations to support Ukrainians in their efforts to put an end to a corrupt and brutal regime and to the geopolitical vulnerability of their country. Ukraine needs a European Marshall-like plan that would ensure its transformation into a full democracy and society with guaranteed civil rights. In elaboration of a new policy towards Ukraine, we propose to draw a distinction between the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian society. While the former must be treated with a maximum of strictures, the latter deserves a maximum of support.

Ukraine’s Revolution – thoughts on New Year’s Eve

Jan 1st, 2014 | By

As many readers have noticed, I’ve had a pause in my notes. Excuses like sickness and being tied up with year-end obligations are just that – excuses. The reality is that for the first time in a while, last week I experienced writer’s block. Now I have a problem: too much to say, and not…

Euromaidan Democracy Movement in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Elects Delegates to National Forum to Be Held 11-12 January, 2014

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

Participants of the growing popular democracy movement in Ukraine called Euromaidan held a public town hall meeting in a square in downtown Kharkiv, Ukraine, on December 29th. Nearly a thousand people braved cold winter weather to gather to vote to elect delegates to a national Euromaidan meeting to be held in this eastern Ukrainian city on January 11-12, 2014, in a sign that the huge protests in Ukraine’s capital since November had their counterparts in other large cities throughout the country.

National Euromaidan Forum – International Observer Registration

Dec 30th, 2013 | By

Forum Observers Any person can apply to participate in the All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum as an observer. Observers, including international observers, may propose topics or activities for working groups. Observers may address the Forum and participate in working group discussions. Observers may not participate in any elections or vote on any rules or resolutions of the Forum. All observer applications are…

Window on Eurasia: Maidan Highlights ‘De-Sovietization of Ukrainian Mass Consciousness,’ Shiropayev Says

Dec 29th, 2013 | By

Sunday, December 29, 2013 Paul Goble Staunton, December 29 – The Maidan in Kyiv is a product of “the de-Sovietization of Ukrainian mass consciousness” and of the concomitant rise of a genuine and positive nationalism which seeks its realization as part of Europe, two developments which set Ukraine apart from Russia and make a Russian…

National Euromaidan Forum to Be Held in Kharkiv in January

Dec 28th, 2013 | By

The following resolution was passed by the All-Ukraine Euromaidan Conference in Kyiv on 27 December 2013. Resolution 1. We resolve to hold the first All-Ukraine Euromaidan Forum on 11-12 January 2014 in Kharkiv. 2. We resolve to include the following issues on the Forum’s agenda: Action plan for establishing a responsible democracy in Ukraine Coordination…

Euromaidan’s Little Helpers

Dec 24th, 2013 | By

By Tom Balmforth and Claire Bigg | December 22, 2013 KYIV — Sofia Marchenko loves baking. And as protests continue in Ukraine against the government’s decision to shelve a landmark pact with the European Union, the 18-year-old Kyiv student has found a new way of putting her kitchen skills to use. Like millions of Ukrainians…

Ukraine’s Revolution – Update 14 Dec 2013

Dec 15th, 2013 | By

Yesterday afternoon, for the first time since I began calling Kyiv home 12 years ago, I seriously considered evacuating my family from Ukraine’s capital. In the end, my brave wife and I decided not to leave Kyiv – we spent the afternoon today on Independence Square, and walking around the city center, observing and talking…