International law firm from Ukraine takes a stand in the information war

Voices of Ukraine

Arzinger is an independent law firm headquartered in Kyiv and having its regional offices in Western and Southern Ukraine. The following message was circulated by Arzinger on March 05, 2014, to all of its friends, colleagues and partners. We thought this was awesome and wanted to share it with you:



Dear friends, colleagues and partners,

Herewith we would like to draw your attention to the current political crisis between Ukraine and Russian Federation and the current situation in the Crimea. Being a Ukrainian company we are concerned a lot about the future of our State. We kindly ask you to spare 5 minutes of your time for the issue, which is incredibly important to every person in the world, and read this message to the end.

All the politicians avoid calling this situation a war. However, we understand that at least one war has already started and continues. It is…

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Petition by Ukrainian lawyers in response to the situation in Ukraine

Voices of Ukraine

February 7, 2014
Translated by Olia Knight

We, the undersigned, are professional lawyers who cannot and will not accept lawlessness, which has been unfolding before our eye in Ukraine for the past two and a half months. Moreover, the events of the past weeks in Ukraine have proven that violations of law and elementary principles of human morals are not only widespread, but are systematically endorsed by public authorities.

As a result of the heroic and sacrificial work of hundreds of journalists and civil activists, the entire country has received unequivocal proof of crimes committed en masse by all branches of Ukrainian government:

  • The MPs vote for bills without reading them, pressured by those who must be controlled and restrained,
  • The police protect those who break the law and torture peaceful protesters, and
  • Courts knowingly issue illegal judgments without doing any research, as well as in complete disregard…

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