Tag Archives: Poroshenko

Ukraine | Poroschenko muss improvisieren

Von Reinhard Lauterbach

Keine 24 Stunden nach der Räumung einiger Blockadeposten an der Grenze zum Donbass durch die ukrainische Polizei hat die Führung des Landes eine Kehrtwende angeordnet. Seit Mittwoch mittag gilt eine vollständige Abrfiegelung des Donbass für den Güterverkehr. Der Personenverkehr soll angeblich nicht betroffen sein; auch Lebensmittel für den Privatverbrauch würden nicht konfisziert, kommentierte Innenminister Arsen Awakow die Entscheidung. Grenzgänger berichteten dagegen von angestiegenen Wartezeiten und schikanösen Kontrollen.

Ukraine | Kiev regime takes Internet under control

On February 25 the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the decree on enforcement of the decision on the doctrine of a national security.

Now the Ukrainian intelligence agencies and the Ministry of information policy which plays a role of the Ministry of the truth begin monitoring of media and the Internet regarding detection of information which can pose national threat, and also information which is forbidden in Ukraine.

Greece | Greek PM visits Kiev with Russia message

On a visit to Ukraine Thursday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for all sides to implement the Minsk Protocol and insisted that Greece has no intention of breaking ranks within the European Union over sanctions against Russia.

“It is clear that developments in our wider neighborhood affect us,” said Tsipras after holding talks with Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev. “They affect the security environment, the European Union’s relationships in our neighborhood and the energy map in the area.”

Ukraine | Ordinary life in Ukraine: anti-Semitism and dissident prosecution

Some Western media have been blind till now on reality of Ukraine after right-wing coup in the year of 2013. But Kiev authorities insist to wake them up. It is real enigma, why their efforts are fruitless.

Here is a shot collection of their efforts for last few days only.

  1. E. Dolinsky, a head of Ukrainian Jewish Committee, protests after Ukrainian president Poroshenko awarded (by the top-honor award) a notorious Ukrainian anti-Semite writer Vasyl Kvasnovsky, an author of the anti-Semitic books “Moscow-Kikes’ syndrome”, “The plots of twins: Zionism and Communism”. The author (V.Kvasnovsky) now lives in Spain where he organized a cell of the Ukrainian far-right Svoboda party. Along with him the same award was given by Poroshenko to Swedish King Karl Gustav, George Soros, John McCain. No official answer has followed.
  2. A new proposed law would institute criminal prosecution and up to five year prison sentences for public denials of the OUN and UPA (Ukrainian fascist formations) fight for independence and for making or distributing information containing such denials, in particular, in mass media. This law is proposed by son of an UPA Supreme Commander. His previous proposed law concerning the OUN and UPA was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament as one of the decommunization laws. If adopted, the new law could be applied to OUN and UPA researchers in the West and in Ukraine for their academic publications and media interviews.
  3. On January 21 a dozen of elderly people commemorated the anniversary of Lenin’s death by public rally in a town of Melitopol. They marched with red flags and Lenin’s portraits. It was enough for breaking the anticommunist law, adopted in 2015. Nationalists informed local police and it immediately started criminal prosecution of brave Ukrainians.

UK | Politician makes claims of vast corruption in Ukraine

Senior government figures in Ukraine, whose government has received billions of dollars of international funding since the uprising that toppled former dictator Viktor Yanukovych, have been accused of massive political and financial corruption by a senior former ally.