Daily Archives: May 30, 2018

Ukraine | Pregnant activist from Crimea arrested on suspicion of high treason

On April 23 at the border with Crimea Ukrainian border guards detained a Crimean woman Elena Odnovol on suspicion of high treason. Elena Nikolaevna Odnovol (32 years) lives in the Crimean city of Saki and had been pregnant at the moment of her detention.

That day, Elena and her husband went to Ukraine to visit relatives, but she was detained while passing border control. Andrei Odnovol, Elena’s husband, was with his wife at the time of detention, but Ukrainian law enforcers had no complaints against him and he was released.

Ukraine | Neo-Nazi Sternenko, defended by Odessa governor, kills alleged assailant

Translator’s note: Sergei Sternenko, former head of the Odessa branch of the Right Sector fascist movement, killed one man and wounded another in an altercation on May 24, in what appears to be infighting among the city’s far-right ultra-nationalist groups.

Germany | Konferenz der Fraktion DIE LINKE im Bundestag: Menschenrechte und Medienfreiheit in der Ukraine

Die Ukraine erlebt seit vier Jahren eine gravierende politische Umbruchsituation. Die wirtschaftliche Situation ist geprägt von steigenden Lebenshaltungskosten, sinkenden Realeinkommen und der Privatisierung zahlreicher zuvor öffentlicher Dienstleistungen. Selbst internationale UnterstützerInnen der aktuellen Regierung in Kiew beklagen eine weiter zunehmende Korruption, KritikerInnen berichten von Drohungen und Einschüchterungsversuchen.