Ukraine President Should Resign; Sanctions Warranted if More Violence Against Protesters, Press

Dec 10th, 2013 | By

Washington December 9, 2013 Further use of force by Ukrainian authorities should lead to the immediate imposition of targeted sanctions by the United States and European Union against Ukrainian officials responsible for such actions, Freedom House said today. Freedom House also calls on President Viktor Yanukovych to offer his resignation as a way to trigger…

A Soviet Prism. The life and times of a Ukrainian nationalist

Apr 9th, 2012 | By

Jaroslaw Stetsko was born one hundred years ago in 1912. For many in my generation he was a source of inspiration, one to emulate, an indefatigable and principled warrior. He was despised by both the Nazis and the Soviets.  He was determined to attain a just and independent Ukraine.

My Safety First – A presidential no-show

Nov 1st, 2011 | By

It has always been clear in my mind that the many ills of Ukraine are not the cause of a major sporting event which is slated for 2012, but the European Football championships have clearly drawn attention to the countless problems which exist in contemporary Ukrainian society. Every nation has its problems, in some, it…

My letter to Bryan Adams

Oct 17th, 2011 | By

On September 23, 2011 I wrote the following letter to Bryan Adams with copies to Ukrainian community leaders, politicians and the Canadian media. I copy went to the Kyiv Post which was  finally published yesterday. Reader urges Bryan Adams to boycott Yanukovych Yesterday at 21:51 | William Pawlowsky Dear Bryan Adams, I am writing to…

My Pal Viktor Fedorovych

Jul 10th, 2011 | By

… did you see the news clip of Mr. Putin at a Russian car show.  He was invited to start a new Lada meant to impress the world.  It took him a while!  It almost didn’t start!  It seems analogous to Putin’s friendship with you and Russia’s relationship with Ukraine … not dependable … not to be trusted.

The History of “Maidan”: In the beginning was the word. (part II)

Dec 14th, 2005 | By

This was how we effectively arrived at the principle of a collective leader, with the lack of formal leaders in the sense of people who know everything, can do everything and give everybody orders. The role of the leader is assumed by the collective. Any person who has the necessary experience and the will can become the coordinator of a current project.

History of “Maidan”: In the beginning was the word… (part I)

Dec 5th, 2005 | By

However there was a solution to be found where least expected. Ukraine was saved by civic activists and the Internet. This is the story of the website “Maidan” and the group involved in it. It is the story of the democratic evolution of Ukraine.