Tag Archives: human rights in Ukraine

Ukraine | The war party wants to deprive Donbass of civil rights

The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Arsen Avakov, initiated a discussion on the settlement in the Donbass. Avakov is known for close cooperation with Ukrainian Nazis and is one of the leaders of the so-called war party – the most aggressive and uncompromising wing of Kiev regime.

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.

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.

Ukraine | Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia is under attack

Transcarpathian region is a Western part of Ukraine. It has ethnically mixed population with relatively large Hungarian minority. Since February Ukrainian fascists several times attacked their cultural society. At night on February 4 an unknown person threw a Molotov cocktail in the window of Hungarian culture society. The society is located in Uzhgorod, the main city of  Transcarpathia. On February 27 a new attempt was done to put it on fire. It was prepared better and caused a fire in the society office. 25 square meters were burnt. The police noted then that the fire was preceded by an explosion. A week later alleged arsonist was arrested. He is military personnel of Ukrainian army and fought in Donbas on the side of Kiev regime. The court arrested him for two months.

Ukraine | Ukraine continues discrimination of national minorities

On February 28, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared the law “On the Basics of the State Language Policy”, adopted in 2012, unconstitutional. The law guaranteed the rights of the national minorities languages ​​and was agreed with EU experts. The first attempt to abolish the law was made exactly four years ago in February 2014, when a coup d’état took place in Kiev. Then the Ukrainian parliament voted to repeal this law. This decision provoked a wave of protests in the south-east of Ukraine and became one of the reasons for the uprising in the Donbas. Frightened of the protests, the then Speaker of the Parliament Turchinov did not sign the already adopted resolution.