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…
I do not consider the times of changes a curse as an ancient Chinese proverb says. These times provide a chance to unheard advances of human talent and of the countries these humans create. We have the chance to build the new country, friendly for its inhabitants, interesting for the world, open for friends and safeguarded against enemies. I know Ukraine will make a great use of this chance; the open question is when exactly? The systemic transformations should be implemented quickly; otherwise, reforms could take decades.
An Appeal for the Release of Ukrainian Journalists Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, September 13-14, 2014 We – representatives of the Association of Polish Journalists (APJ), the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), participanting in the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum, held in the city of Kazimierz…
An Appeal from Participants of the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, September 13-14, 2014 We – representatives of the Association of Polish Journalists (APJ), the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) and the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine (IMTUU), participating in the Second Ukrainian-Polish Forum, held in the city of Kazimierz Dolny,…
The Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) is lying about the affiliation of the Crimean activists with the organization “Right Sector” and terrorist groups.Jun 5th, 2014 | By pani
The Crimean civil society activists arrested by FSB in May 2014 were engaged in peaceful public activity and are not involved with the organization “Right Sector”. The Committee on Aid to the Crimean Political Prisoners made a statement that the accusations of FSB against Crimean activists are absurd and affront to common sense. They also consider that “the real reason for their arrest is Russia’s reaction to their participation in the campaigns against the annexation of Crimea as well as the wish to intimidate all Crimean residents who don’t support separatists having seized the power on the peninsula”.
Prepared by N.Zubar and O.Severyn. NGO “Maidan Monitoring” information center for Annual Human Rights report 2013
Proposed Draconian Amendment to the Law on Public Gatherings
The mission of Maidan Monitoring Information Center had been working in Crimean Peninsula since March 14 to March 23 evaluating the state of observance of constitutional rights guaranteed by the Constitution of Ukraine. The mission included 12 monitors. They visited all cities and towns and some villages of Crimea.
He was detained by Russian soldiers on March 23 and to date still there is no communication with him.
The aggression was huge and the pressing was tremendous. And several times I started to pray and was ready to lose my life. Nevertheless everything which happened was like a performance as they did not went out of a border. It was their way to frighten us, to show their teeth and then to let us go in order to transmit this message to the society. And they are really sure that Kyiv is captured by some gangsters and they will not let the same in the Crimea.