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“We remember the atrocities in Odessa”

October 14, 2017 in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a protest action was held in front of the Ukrainian embassy. The immediate reason for the action was the law on education, which infringes the rights of Bulgarians living in Ukraine. However, the protesters approached the issue extensively. On homemade placards they wrote: “Children are killed in the Donbas, innocent people are killed. Wake up. Stop Fascism!”, “Ukraine has no place in the EU”, “We remember the atrocities in Odessa”, “Tribute Poroshenko” and others. Three protest declarations were read. The protest lasted two and a half hours, accompanied by speeches of participants, the singing of patriotic songs and vigilant police guard. At the end of the rally numerous black balls were released into the sky in memory of people killed by the fascist junta during the events in Odessa.
The organizers of the protest were the civil movement for the left association “NDLO”, the movement of Russophiles named after Petko Voyvoda, the movement “Che Guevara” and a number of other leftist groups.
In the final resolution, the rally participants expressed concern about the fate of the Bulgarians living in Ukraine, supported the refusal of Ukrainian Bulgarians to participate in the civil war on the side of Kiev and expressed concern over the preparation of the “law on the occupied territories”, which makes Kiev an aggressor against its own country.
The rally participants urged the Ukrainian authorities to stop lawlessness and stigmatization against their own Ukrainian people, change the policy towards national minorities and, in particular, the Bulgarians, and adhere to the Minsk agreements, which, according to the rally participants, are the only correct way out of the Ukrainian crisis.

Ukraine | CPJ calls on Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to reaffirm his commitment to ensuring journalists’ safety

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an independent press freedom advocacy organization, addressed a letter to Ukrainian president Poroshenko. The Committee is deeply disappointed by the lack of progress in the investigation into Pavel Sheremet’s death. “Now, we feel compelled to write to express our deep concern about actions taken by Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) that pose a significant threat to press freedom in Ukraine.”

Ukraine | The false friends of the Ukrainian people

By Julia Rozenblat

Poroshenko has voiced many words of gratitude to foreign governments. Sometimes, there is much humor in his international courtesies showing his appreciation. Like his performance during a visit to Australia in December 2014. He stopped and bowed to a military guard of honor before entering the Australian Parliament.

Ukraine | Saakashvili became a stateless person

The former Georgian president and former governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili was deprived of Ukrainian citizenship.
The corresponding decree was signed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
It was confirmed in the State Migration Service. The department was informed that the decision was made on the basis of paragraph 2 of Article 19 of the Law “On Citizenship”. It is noted that Saakashvili indicated false data in the questionnaire: the documents that Saakashvili filled to obtain Ukrainian citizenship indicated that he was not under investigation in Ukraine or abroad, but he was arrested in absentia on the territory of Georgia.

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.