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Several returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Ukraine 2009-11) are sharing the news and welcome your site.
You really need to improve your English language skills. Many of these posts are difficult to comprehend even for someone who is reasonably well acquainted with Ukraine’s history and the contemporary situation. If your communiques are not well written they will be (and are being) ignored in the West.
Dear Dr Lubomyr, what posts do you refer to specifically? We will much appreciate your suggestions as to how to improve them
Hello Chornajuravka. I am a British guy living in Kyiv, and was active throughout the whole Maidan protest period. Of course I have been following current events closely, and have recently started a blog, here:
A few times, I’ve tried to approach people at various media centres in Maidan, with the aim of volunteering my English-language and other potentially-useful skills. If you’d like me to help out, I’d be happy to do so.
Disagree that they are being ignored. Plenty of people are avidly swapping Euromaidan’s posts around and comprehending them just fine. Their willingness to strive and improve their language skills are appreciated, but I daresay the west is willing to acknowledge that it is, after all, a second language.
Unfortunately, it does seem like the western media, particularly the US is reading any of the posts; if they are, they are disregarding them. It’s fine that we Ukrainians of various countries read the posts and have personal reactions to them, but without the greater media sharing this information it is going nowhere.
Good day! Thank you for your hard work in maintaining this website and keeping us up to date with the events in Ukraine. Recently, I have been also working on a news site that automatically aggregates and ranks the most important stories for each day about Euromaidan (currently in English and Ukrainian): http://www.maidanpulse.com. If you find this site might be useful to people, feel free to spread the link around!
Thanks for words of support Volodymyr and we did share your link on our FB. Thanks for yuor hard work too!
Keep up the great work everyone!!! You are doing a GREAT job in VERY tough field conditions!!! Keep sharing the news!
I am a writer of Ukrainian descent who lives in New Mexico, U.S.A. I have been following Maidan pretty much on a daily basis from its inception. I have unfortunately only come across your site in the last couple of days, but think that what you are doing is very worthwhile. There does seem to be much confusion and misunderstanding in the English-speaking world regarding what the current Ukrainian Protest Movement is actually about. It has occurred to me that a basic “statement of principles” articulating its aims might be of some use. No doubt something along these lines has already been put forth in Ukrainian, but since I have not seen anything of the sort translated into English, I thought I might attempt to set it down myself. I have not been there on the ground, and therefore can only speak to my grasp of things as they are reported, but based on everything I have seen, heard, and read, this is what seems to me is the core substance of this historical movement.
A UKRAINIAN PEOPLE’S PROTEST MOVEMENT “STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES”
No nation’s people should be expected to tolerate, to accept, to simply live with and resign themselves to a government that is corrupt and exploitative, that uses the administrative structures of power it is charged with managing, not as a means by which to strengthen the nation and improve the lives of its people, but rather as a way in which to enrich themselves and their select group of friends, family members and associates.
The Ukrainian people should not be an exception in this.
Whatever its original impetus, a set of eminently appropriate and well-founded demands have clearly emerged from the current Ukrainian People’s Protest Movement.
These might be specified as follows:
To live in a nation altogether free of the sort of systemic and institutionalized corruption so pervasive as to constitute its own total way of life, a rampant, metastasizing illegitimacy that can only stifle, corrode, and finally destroy the hopes and dreams of its people, rendering a populace without credible expectancy of a worthwhile future, depriving it of all capacity to project, invest in or even conceive of any nominally promising tomorrow to look forward to.
To live in a nation the established authorities of which do not feel themselves entitled and justified in engaging in violence, in coercive force and/or unwarranted imprisonment against its own people in response to any declarations of dissent or opposition, a nation which therefore adheres as a matter of course to a just rule of law, rather than rule of personalities or of factional interests.
To live in a nation not wholly vulnerable and prey to the pressuring and bullying tactics of any of its neighbors, or of any fellow nation-state, and therefore retains the capacity to engage in a decision-making process regarding its own economic and socio-political arrangements on its own terms, properly in line with and reflective of its own needs and considerations, rather than acceding priority to the interests of other nations.
To live in a nation which, for instance, does not incarcerate opposition figures simply as a means by which to remove them from the realm of electoral politics and thereby eliminate any chance they might launch a successful challenge to the standing order.
To live in a nation that is sufficiently strong, stable and flourishing enough so as to both allow for and be purposefully receptive of the free, creative energies of its people, to make constructive use of their efforts and exertions, in a way which not only aptly rewards each and every individual for their own efforts, but that also ensures that the beneficial consequences that collectively accrue from the concerted efforts of everyone involved will effectively circulate throughout the body politic as a whole.
Thank you Pavlo! Wonderful words. We have published your manifest at https://euromaidanpr.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/a-ukrainian-peoples-protest-movement-statment-of-principles/
Thank you for producing video of young girl:
” I am Ukrainian. A statement of a free citizen.”
Am able to send to my friends to help them understand the struggle of Ukrainians and to call their government. Excellent!
Not told in the history books is the fact that the Wehrmacht asked for volunteers in the Ukraine and got five times more than they could equip. It was the only unit in the German army that had a Catholic chaplain in a duty position. And, the books won’t tell you that Stalin starved over 50 thousand Ukrainians to death.
Dear Lord, please help the Ukrainians.
To get an idea of Soviet oppression, read The Bridge at Andau by James Mitchener. Such oppression leaves a lasting mark on a people.
‘Stalin starved over 50 thousand Ukrainians to death’ – see Wiki, ‘The Holodomor (Ukrainian: Голодомор, “Extermination by hunger”)…… anywhere from 1.8 to 12 million ethnic Ukrainians were said to have perished as a result of the famine. Recent research has since narrowed the estimates to between 2.4 and 7.5 million.’ After such history Putin sees no reason that Ukraine should not be a serf state of Russia again!
Outstanding work people!
How about including more about the organization of the movement, things like rules for getting to speak, how information was passed around, the different groups like AutoMaidan, the kitchens, the medics. Introduce yourselves, add pictures, tell your own story (before others tell it for you.)
Героям вічная слава!
MODERATER: sorry, got my email address wrong, please correct
French journalist trying to raeach you
Would you please send me a mail at raphaellegrazia (at) yahoo (dot) fr?
Thank you by advance
Dear people of Maidan,
Thank you so much. You make the pride of any free person on this earth.
Now is the time where you succeed or get betrayed. Be very careful.
If Maidan keeps the power,
the whole world will end up against you, as it was against the successful french revolution. Nowhere is there a true power to the people. They will fear it.
Now if Maidan leaves arms and power to any government, you’ll get betrayed.
So the path is very narrow. Stick to each other, love each other, love everybody, but trust no one but you.
You are the heroes of this time, we love you.
May the Lord of the Universe protect you.
why this homepage has no Russian translation????
This would be very helpful for Russian people.
for news on Euromaidan in Russian, please refer to http://censor.net.ua/ and http://www.pravda.com.ua/rus/
Do you need translators? (English and French, high standard)
Hi Peter. I do some volunteer editing for this site (and another). I think the site could use more translators and/or editors. If you can contact me directly on my blog – https://www.facebook.com/brit.barricades – I will put you in touch with the Chief Editor and you can take it from there. Thanks for the offer – much appreciated.
World at present is ruled by big money, and big loans. Coutntries are indebted, with money comming from printers. Printers are controlled by PRIVATE (not national) central banks. They tell you, that you are almost bankrupt and you need more loans. Truth is you need LESS loans, not more.
Ukraine should ask for debt write-off of at lest 50% of the hudge $138 bln external debt.
Now its time to get out of DEBTS, becouse now all western people are admiring our fight for feedom, and are on your side.
Poland had once It’s chance to get out of debts in 1989, when comunism fell. We could ask for write off. In the extasy of new born freedom we forgot about money. Poland has been repaing debts of its totalitarian regime for more than 20 years. It was a great burden for the young economy. Polish people thaught western borrowers want to help us with more debts. The truth is, western borrowers seek to control others, with debt, which is printed out of thin air.
ASK for write-offs, Greece got $350 bln debt write-offs. SO CAN YOU!!!
1. Dear all. I am a little older, and have it seen all before. Remember Kuchma reign 1994-2005. It ended in the Orange Revolution. The biggest example of corruption, highlighted in the media was Kuchma Kryvorizhstal steel factory deal with his sun in Law Pinchuk. Pimchuk did earn his billions under Kuchma, his father in law. Now this same Pinchuk is number one partner of Yatsenyuk.
Do not take my words for granted, you can find it all on the internet.
2. Do you remember these Euro MP (Mr van Baalen) on the Maidan square, supporting you. In the Netherlands mr van Baalen was very clear; he will never accept the Ukraine in the EU.
3. The US is in favor to support you, but as you know by now. Nobody wants to pay the bill, so congress delay the promised support for the Ukraine.
I feel sorry for you, but you are fooled by your own politicians, your US backers and the clowns from Brussels.
Speaking as an American I can unfortunately say there is very mixed support here for sending aide and “footing the bill.” I would say 90% of Americans have no idea what is going on and don’t really care. There are some of us who care about freedom no matter where it is, and I for one am happy and in full support of the U.S. playing a part in helping….out of curiosity though, from a Ukrainian perspective…what kind of help would be best? It seems like sometimes American “help” is more despised than American indifference. I’m happy to promote your ideas through the media here, and I’m with you in heart, bless your efforts!
I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this
post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem.
You’re amazing! Thanks!
All the Russian throwing around of the word fascist makes me think of two things;the pot calling the kettle black;”The Mass Psychology Of Fascism” by W. Reich.Even if you don’t by Reich’s whole theory,the critique is good.Style is very much substance in fascism;the Russians have the style.
Thank you for these great articles in English! I have been posting them on my Facebook page, but I would also like to post them in Russian language also for my Donetsk friends to see, where can I find the original articles?
Beth, there is a source in each article except the original ones. Some are in Russian, some in Ukrainian.
Who are your financial backers? USA? Soros? Dutch Embassay, like they did with Hromadske.tv? Anyway, who pays?
Salut! Edmond V.O. Katusz
we are a group of volunteers, as we said. Nobody pays. And in fact we pay ourselves for the hosting etc.
I would appreciate the posts on this website translated to Russian so I can send them to my wife in eastern Ukraine……it is important that Russian speakers hear the truth !
Re: The landing Of The RU helicopter/ Troops In Kramatorsk Eastern Ukraine: on English Twitter.
On YouTube. The helicopter has Ukrainian markings and the soldiers are probably Ukrainian.
Need to check sources. For a pro truth organisation, this doesn’t look good!
Suggest you drop that link.
I don’t really use Facebook, so I didn’t have another way to convey this to you. I hope the site I put together can be of some use as an “informational resource” to everyone on “the Digital Maidan”. I’m the same person who posted “A UKRAINIAN PEOPLE’S PROTEST MOVEMENT ‘STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES’ ” that can be seen above back in Feb., by the way. The language looks a little bit dense to me now, but I was on the right track, I think. A lot has happened since then. Keep up your good works as always!
This is to introduce the website IdeaMaidan (http://www.ideamaidan.com). The aim is to gather together in a single presentation what I think amounts to the best and most informative journalism on the Maidan Movement and the present crisis concerning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The original impetus behind the site—which it is still designed to fulfill—is to serve as a sort of “resource library” for anyone wishing to counteract the Putin Regime-led defamation and disinformation campaign against the Ukrainian nation. At the same time, the site also serves as a basic informational resource covering the current state of affairs in Ukraine in general, as well as the Maidan Movement more specifically. And thus, although the larger objective of the site is an explicitly advocatory one—intended to be supportive of the Maidan Movement—I also include links to “contrary and contrasting views”, with the sole proviso that such views are not themselves engaged in this same campaign of defamation and disinformation.
There is an initiated petition on WhiteHouse.gov to officially designate Russia as “State sponsor of terrorism”. The petition already has 17 000 signs in first 2-3 days, and we need to reach 100 000 during a month.
Please post this text and link on your page, your support is really important.
PLEASE RE-POST: In its unannounced war against Ukraine, Russia relies on covert operations which fall squarely within the definition of “international terrorism” under 18 U.S.C. § 2331. Specifically, armed operatives of Russia, acting under disguise, attempt to influence the policy of Ukrainian government by intimidation or coercion. They also try to affect the conduct of a government by assassinations and kidnapping, taking by force government buildings, police posts and military bases of Ukraine. This activity is being conducted on large scale and over prolonged time period, despite condemnation by the USA, G-7, NATO, EU and UN. Please sign the petition urging the White House to officially designate Russia as “State sponsor of terrorism” http://wh.gov/lwuL9
I have just seen the following video, which is quite disturbing. What can you say about this?
Greetings, creators of euromaidan. One of my friends suggested me your website and I found it really nicely done. Thank you for your work.
I am here to ask you for a favor. I am working on similar project stopdoublethink.com
My main idea in mind is to do some mix of wikipedia and stackoverflow (everyone can post their reports and everyone can translate, edit reports of other people). All translations are going through the peer review and therefore there is no central authority. Wikipedia despite starting criticism is doing pretty well (the same as stackoverflow).
The project is really new and I am rolling up features every day. But I do not have enough publicity. I would be thankful to you, if you can keep this comment and may be even tell a few words about the project on your FB.
On the evening of April 20th before he was taken hostage by the couter-revolutionary thugs in Slayansk, Simon Ostrovsky of VICE News finally uncovered proof that at least some of the uniformed gunmen providing armed support for the secessionists of eastern Ukraine are Russian militia, and not local “self-defense” forces, when he filmed a company of self-admitted Terek Cossack infiltrators from the Kuban region outside of Kramatorsk. Unusually, one unmasked member of this group provided both his name, Alexander Mozhaev, and his Russian passport.
By chance, I came across video evidence strongly suggesting that this same company of foreign fighters was working at least a week earlier outside of Slavyansk to man a block post (checkpoint). The identification can be made on the basis of the quite recognizable bearded Mr. Mozhaev.
Given this and other evidence, I believe that various Russian agents have been active in the Donbas, but I am unaware that the Kiev government has provided concrete details of their repeated claims that the situation is as I believe it is. If I have missed any such presentation, I would appreciate being corrected. If not, it would seem that this particular case could serve as the basis for a formal diplomatic complaint to the Russian Federation, and, at the local level, the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of Mozhaev and friends.
Last, has any reporting been done about the financing for the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. After all, the money for the printing of millions of ballots, of billboards, banners, flags and armbands must be coming from somewhere!
I am admin of 1,000,000 support group for Ukraine – please email me your contact info. Thank you.
Hello, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam feedback?
If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can suggest?
I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any help
is very much appreciated.
how do you contact the maidan leaders , after Russian tanks entered Ukraine today its time to demonstrate outside american embassy and European union offices Ukraine needs military help not sanctions if you demonstrate outside these buildings they might do something but now they are all talk its no good I am English I lived here 8 years I even tried to join the army was told no because my Russian language skills not good enough something needs to be done and fast
Hi Gary. I am British and lived here about 8 years too; I do some voluntary editing work for this website and have been active through the whole EuroMaidan period. I asked about joining the army too, same result as you. There are no ‘Maidan leaders’, just various and dispirate bodies. If you want to contact me directly we can look at trying to team up and get something going – i have some contacts from Maidan and in civic society. Best to contact me on my Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/brit.barricades. Yours Jon