Donbas: The Proletarian Revenge

The supply of Russian weapons has turned the separatist-controlled territories into a real war theater. The population supports the insurgents because they promise to restore order and Soviet values. The region can rapidly turn into new Transnistria.

Today the region is embroiled in war. Not everywhere, only in a triangle 200 km long on each side, with the corners of this triangle being the cities of Sloviansk, Donetsk and Luhansk.One month was enough for Donbas to change drastically. At the end of April there was only an anti-Maidan, that engaged in mass activities imitating the methods used by protesters in Kyiv, however, in this case to express distrust to the new government of the country. Continue reading

Crimean Tatars Banned from Celebrating Flag Day

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Crimean Tatars have been banned from celebrating their national Flag Day in downtown Simferopol. Dilyaver Akiyev, Head of the Council of Medjlis, reported this on Wednesday [18 June].

According to him, on 26 June the Crimean Tatars had planned to hold a number of public cultural  events, with kids’ contests and exhibitions. They filed relevant applications with City Hall. However the authorities refused the applications, alleging that the Tatars will prevent tourists from relaxing. Instead, the occupation authorities proposed that the Tatars hold the festival in another park, located in the outskirts of Simferopol. The Majlis turned down this option; and the Tatars will file another application to hold the event on Simferopol’s central square.

As reported earlier, in May the Crimean Tatars were banned from commemorating their Day of  Mourning on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Tatar deportation from Crimea. Continue reading

Activists Present Judiciary Reanimation Package of Reforms For Ukraine

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Appeal to the Government of Ukraine, by NGO Representatives and Legal Activists: Regarding Restoration of Confidence in the Judicial System

Distrust of Ukrainian courts – the judicial system as a whole and of each judge in particular – is a sensitive topic for everyone in Ukraine. Despite the numerous events that have taken place during recent months, aimed at reforming the judiciary and restoring confidence in the court system, the level of trust continues to be low.  Instead of the promised progress, we are seeing the return of the old methods of control over the judiciary.

State authorities should increase their efforts to convince the public of their intention to guarantee every person in Ukraine the right to a free and fair trial. Continue reading

Ukrainian Film Director Under Threat of 20 Years Imprisonment in Russian Federation

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Oleh Sentsov, the Ukrainian film director who is being accused of preparing a terrorist attack in Crimea, might face 20 years imprisonment in Russia, as his lawyer Dmytro Dinze informed, who also noted that official charges have been brought against Sentsov only on June 11, Deutsche Welle reports.

“It is already possible to consider twenty years of imprisonment under the Russian anti-terrorism law,” Dinze says. Before being granted access to the documents of Sentsov’s case, the attorney had to sign a confidentiality statement.  Continue reading

Глобальний Флешмоб Покладання Вінків До Російських Посольств – Віддай Шану Українським Героям, Вбитих Путіном

 

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Що: Покладіть поминальні вінки до російських посольств та консульств у всьому світі, щоби вшанувати українських героїв, вбитих Путіном. Слідкуйте за нами в твітері: #StopPutinNow

Подія у Фейсбук: Funeral Wreaths For Heroes of Ukraine Murdered by Putin Continue reading

What Is the Israeli Compression Bandage And Why You Should Send One To Ukraine’s Troops

The Israeli Compression Bandage saves time in an emergency situation where every second is crucial.  It combines the functions of numerous separate pieces of equipment into a single easy-to-use unit. The application is simple and quick.The bandage performs multiple functions, and therefore enhances the treatment provided.

The Israeli Compression Bandage provides injury victims acting alone the ability to accomplish the entire bandaging operation independently, including, in certain cases, tourniquet application, even if using only one hand.

It consolidates numerous treatment equipment into a single unit and provide in one device: Continue reading

Putin’s War in Ukraine Marks Rebirth of Stalinism in Russia, Chubais Says

Paul Goble, originally on Window on Eurasia

Sevastopol, Crimea after Russian occupation: Stalin, a man who killed millions of people, is now greeting the city and its guests

Sevastopol, Crimea after Russian occupation: Stalin, a man who killed millions of people, is now greeting the city and its guests

Staunton, June 16 – The Russian authorities have unleashed and are conducting a war in Ukraine, “a new type of war without declaration or a front line” and one that is simultaneously “destroying all official Soviet and post-Soviet myths and clarifying the real nature of the political regime in Russia,” according to Igor Chubais.

Chubais, a Moscow professor and commentator and the elder brother of UES head Anatoly Chubais, says in a blog post yesterday that as a result of what Putin is doing in Ukraine, “everyone must understand that a reborn and updated Stalinist regime is operating in Russia” (aboutru.com/2014/06/i7333/). Continue reading

International Memorial Flashmob June 21, 11:00 GMT+3 and GMT-6 | Wreaths4Peace at Russian embassies worldwide. Join us!

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On June 15, Ukrainians brought wreaths to the Russian embassy in Kyiv. On June 21 we will bring them to all the Russian embassies in the world

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Contact: Alya Shandra, euromaidanprart@gmail.com, +380937536869

WHO: Euromaidanpr, DigitalMaidan, Russia Hands off Ukraine, Euromaidans and  Ukrainian communities in Vilnius, Warsaw, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Brussels, The Hague, Kyiv (list here).

WHAT: Place funeral wreaths to honor Ukrainian heroes killed by Putin at Russian Embassies and consulates around the world. Follow our action on Twitter #StopPutinNow Continue reading

Reflections on Communist Crime and Punishment in the Light of the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity

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Myroslav Marynovych, speaking at the ceremony of the Truman–Reagan Award,
Washington DC, June 11, 2014

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Distingushed Guests,

First of all let me thank once again, in your presence, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation for awarding me the Truman–Reagan Medal of Freedom.  It’s a true honor for me and for many of my fellow Ukrainians.

Let me further develop some ideas expressed during my earlier Acceptance speech.

As you already know, I had been a prisoner of conscience (as Amnesty International puts it), imprisoned from 1977 to 1987 for human rights activities in the former Soviet Union.  The time in the Soviet GULAG happened to be the most difficult, but, at the same time, the most spiritually rewarding in my life. Continue reading

In Moscow a Participant of a One-Man Protest Against Putin’s Policy Regarding Ukraine Was Beaten

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A Russian citizen who participated in a one-man protest against the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine was beaten near the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow.

The man stood by the embassy with a plate that stated “Brotherly Ukraine! Forgive us for Putin. Forgive our fooled nation. Accept our condolences.”  The proclamation was signed “Sergeev family and true citizens of Russia.”

According to “Ukrinform,” an unknown young man who walked past the protester had attempted to tear the proclamation plate from his hands. The protester has fallen down on the ground and ended up with a head injury. The attacker was detained by police, and along with victim was taken to a local police office.

In addition, five people were detained by the Ukrainian Embassy on Sunday, June 15. They had placed flowers nearby the diplomatic mission building to show their mourning for deceased Ukrainian soldiers. Continue reading