Budget for the Regime. Law enforcement expenses rose during all years of Yanukovych’s presidency.


Budget for the Regime. During all years of Yanukovych's presidency expenses on law enforcement rise

Yanukovych’s regime has directed budget money to strengthening the “law enforcers” and “courts” for many years. The first State Budget of 2011 that was adopted by President Yanukovych already contained significantly increased financing to the legal sector, particularly the courts and prosecutors.

Over four years of Yanukovych’s regime, “bonuses” to courts increased by 55%, the General Prosecutor’s office – by 40,9%, the Interior Ministry – by 32,6%. Meanwhile, financing of the other Ministries has also risen, but not nearly as much as these three ones. Traditionally, the government saved money on health care, education, and research.

136 journalists suffered in Ukraine during period of mass protests


136 journalists suffered in Ukraine during period of mass protests

From 21 November, the beginning of mass protests in Ukraine, 136 journalists were injured during or as a result of their professional activities. These are the data of the Institute of Mass Information, which monitors, records and verifies information about the suffered journalists, photographers and operators at mass protest actions and in the clashes between protesters, police and “titushki” in Kyiv and other cities of Ukraine. Taken into account were only the cases, associated with the journalist professional duties, and those in which journalists got a real injury or a damage to their equipment.

from http://chesno.org/news/1819/


The price of freedom


The price of freedom

Ukrainians value their freedom. The ‘Dictatorship laws’ caused mass indignation and radicalised protests. 9 of the 11 laws were just revoked in the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament). But the initiators of the repressive laws and those that falsified the voting results pretend that everything is normal, that 6 people haven’t died, tens are not missing, hundreds not arrested, and two thousands are not injured. The government proposes to give an “amnesty” to those that came to defent the rights and freedoms of ALL as if they are villains.
Source: texty.org.ua