Category Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine | EU criticizes Ukrainian language politics

The European Union called on Ukraine to fully implement the recommendations of the Venice Commission regarding the language clause of the law “On Education”.

And lately, it did it twice. The first statement was made on December 12 in the resolution of the European Parliament. The second time this question was raised by the Council of Europe on December 17 following the meeting of the Council of the Ukraine-EU Association, held in Brussels. The EU specifically addressed the issue of discrimination against Roma. In addition, EU representatives are concerned that Ukraine is violating the right of all national minorities to receive information in their native language.

MH17: JIT’s expiring mandate

by Célia Schmidt

The year is ending and so is the mandate of the Joint International Team investigating the downing of flight MH17. It’s time to provide the results of the prosecutors’ work. No need to say how it’s important to identify and pursue those responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 in Ukraine. Otherwise, the perpetrators will feel like they have impunity. But as the investigation progresses, more questions to the JIT and more doubts about their ability to find responsible for the death of 298 passengers arise.

Ukraine | Ukraine took the protection of Nazi collaborators

On December 23, 2018, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a law expanding the list of participants in hostilities who receive social protection from the Ukrainian state.

The law amends Article 6 of the law on the status of war veterans and guarantees of their social protection. Before the amendment, it recognized as participants in hostilities whose members of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army who participated in hostilities against the Nazi invaders in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine in 1941-1944, did not commit crimes against peace and humanity, and were rehabilitated.

Ukraine | The danger of military conflict rises in Eastern Ukraine and Crimea

There is more and more information in the Russian and Ukrainian media that Kiev regime is preparing armed provocations.

On December 16, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that Ukrainian president Poroshenko was discussing with the “Western curators” preparing of armed provocation on the border with Crimea in the coming days. He also warned the possible actions of Kiev will not remain unanswered.

Ukraine | Kiev Regime Celebrates Bandera’s Birthday

On Tuesday 18 Ukrainian parliament adopted a list of memorial days for the year of 2019. It starts from the birthday of Stepan Bandera, the leader of Ukrainian Nazi movement. The National Bank will produce commemorative coins, and state mail service will create post envelopes and stamps. The Ministry of Education is obliged to give lessons at schools and higher education institutions devoted to birthday boys, the Ministry of Culture is obliged to organize exhibitions and thematic events, and the Television and Radio Broadcasting Committee is obliged to promote media coverage. The regional authorities are also active in glorification. Lviv regional council proclaimed the year of 2019 a year of Bandera. The decision of the Ukrainian authorities to celebrate the birthday of Stepan Bandera at the official level is blasphemy against the memory of all those who were killed by the hands of Ukrainian nationalists.