Posts Tagged ‘ #euromaidan ’

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.

Ukraine’s leaders are silencing the independent media

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

By Sergii Leshchenko, Published: December 30 Sergii Leshchenko is the National Endowment for Democracy’s Reagan-Fascell Fellow and deputy editor-in-chief of Ukrainska Pravda. In 2013, there were more than 100 acts of violence against journalists in Ukraine, and nearly half of these occurred in December as riot police unleashed a wave of violence during the ongoing…

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…

Ukrainians in Australia call on Australian Government to  condemn  violent attack on journalist and ongoing reprisals

Dec 26th, 2013 | By

The Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO) strongly condemns the current abhorrent wave of terror and violence  being applied to the  Ukrainian European supporters in Ukraine. Over past days bloodied demonstrations of reprisals against , journalists, civil society activists, including Tatiana CHORNOVOL and Dmytro PYLYPETS  convincingly argue that the Ukrainian Government regime and  their ‘foot…

Fourth Assault on #Euromaidan in #Kharkiv

Dec 24th, 2013 | By
Burnt car from inside

Because of a pattern of recent attacks on Euromaidan’s Kharkiv offices, Euromaidan coordinators suspect that the attackers had planned to destroy the car right in front of the Taras Shevchenko monument, where the arson would have intimidated many more citizens. However, the perpetrators did not foresee that the car would be towed to another location.

Ukraine Rising

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By

Tim Pool For three weeks, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian protesters have been flooding the streets of Kiev, occupying government buildings and taking over the city’s Independence Square. Initially, the demonstrators were expressing discontent at President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to pull out of a deal that would bring Ukraine closer to joining the European Union.…

Ukrainians: Expect-the-Unexpected Nation

Dec 23rd, 2013 | By”>powerful

Rory Finnin Friday 20 December 2013 Twice within the span of a decade, Ukraine has riveted the world’s attention with dramatic mass demonstrations in support of political and economic transparency, freedom, and the rule of law. And at these critical junctures in the country’s history, scores of foreign journalists and analysts have appended a proviso…

A Revolution of Dignity

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, with only one week before the scheduled signing of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, the former’s head of its Cabinet of Ministers announced that there would be no signing, at least not within a week at the upcoming Vilnius summit. What ensued was a spontaneous people’s…

Euromaidan: The SUSK Perspective

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By

      Kyiv – From December 16 through December 19, 2013, SUSK President Christine Czoli visited and lent support to Kyiv’s Euromaidan. Her visit was spent exploring and documenting Euromaidan through photos and brief video interviews with various individuals, including students, volunteers, and leaders of civil society. “These people are true heroes”, said Christine,…