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.
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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…
The fair and honest elections require a corresponding law. But one should keep in mind that the leader, accustomed to falsifications, can manage to get round the most fair and most democratic law. So, only the practical course of electoral actions may be the criteria of democracy in any elections and also the criteria of democracy of any regime.
The authoritarian countries of the former Soviet Union have built governance systems that are resistant to reform and therefore increasingly vulnerable to unpredictable crises of the sort recently seen in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new study released by Freedom House.
When the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union collapsed, we on the other side of the Wall felt far more hope than you can imagine. Yes, there was fear and confusion as well, but thanks to the courage of Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and others who followed them, hundreds of millions of people had the opportunity to grasp the freedom that the western world takes for granted. It was a great moment in world history and those leaders who did not forget about us will in turn never be forgotten by us.
For those who do not follow events in Russia, that is often where the story ends.