Category Archives: Ukraine

USA | Sorting out the history of the conflict in Ukraine

by James Carden

The U.S. mainstream media’s narrative of the Ukraine crisis – hailing the 2014 Maidan uprising and blaming the ensuing conflict on Russia – is facing challenges in historical accounts. James Carden surveys key books published on the subject since 2014.

Ukraine | Protests erupt in Kiev against renaming main street after SS officer

The Kiev city council decides to change the name of a main street from that of a General who liberated the city from the Nazis, to that of a Nazi officer who organized and took part in ethnic cleansing; dozens are injured in protests against renaming, which is temporarily suspended.

Canada | Ottawa quietly eases restrictions on Canadian military mission in Ukraine

by Lee Berthiaume

The military has quietly expanded its footprint in Ukraine, giving commanders free rein to send their troops anywhere — except where they might run into Russian forces or separatist rebels.

Canada first deployed about 200 troops to Ukraine in the summer of 2015 to help train government forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.

Ukraine | Nazis from ‘C14’ attacked a protest against anticommunist renaming in Kiev

The radical ‘C14’ organization attacked a demonstration against the renaming of Vatutin Avenue in Kiev into Shukhevich avenue. Vatutin is a Red army commander who led Soviet troops while they liberated Ukraine from Nazi occupation and Shukhevich is Nazi collaborator. The ‘C14’ organization reported about this on Facebook. Several dozen banners that were used, including those with the inscription “Socialist Youth Congress”, served as visual proof.

Ukraine | “Unprecedented” Freedom of Speech in Ukraine: Honduras and Algeria Will Soon Be Left Behind

by Elena Lukash

“DEATH to traitors of Ukraine!!!” are the words of the adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Kiva. The enemies he designated are journalists from the NEWS ONE TV channel. He designated and condemned them to death.