Monthly Archives: January 2015

Russian woman charged with ‘treason’ for reporting soldiers sent to Ukraine

 Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group After months in which the Russian authorities have tried to conceal information about Russian soldiers fighting and dying in Ukraine, a Smolensk mother of seven is in detention facing charges of treason for trying to divulge this ‘state secret’. Svetlana Davydova is in the Lefortovo Prison in Moscow facing […]

Mine-workers voice was heard!

Ukraine Solidarity Campaign had received the following update from PRUP in Dnipropetrovsk.  The representatives of participants held a meeting with a head of government Mr. Arseniy Yatsenuk On 28 January 2015, at 14:00 hrs, a meeting of the working group with Mr. Arseniy Yatsenuk was held. Representatives of protest action participants from mining enterprises submitted […]


Yesterday Ukraine Solidarity Campaign carried reports on the miners protests from our friends at the NGPU affiliated to KVPU.  We have also received direct reports from our friends in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast from PRUP which is affiliated to the Federation of Trade Union (FPU).     On 28 January 2015, mine-workers from different parts of Ukraine came […]


The Ukrainian miners are currently in a major struggle against pit closures  with a possible loss of 50,000 jobs! On April 28th Over 1,500 miners picketed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.  Among them – the members of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) which is part of the Confederation of Free Trade […]


Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski Zbigniew Kowalewski a prominent Polish socialist and former leader of Solidarnosc in Lodz in 1980-81, he has written widely on Ukrainian history and society.  Many of his writings on Ukraine can found online at: Zbigniew Kowalewski. This article was first published in Polish in Le Monde Diplomatique – Edycja polska, No. 12 (106), […]

Auschwitz 70th Anniversary: A memoir by Roman Rosdolsky

Seventy years ago Auschwitz was liberated– the first to enter the camp was a battalion led by the Major Anatoliy Shapiro, a Jewish Ukrainian of the Red Army’s, First Ukrainian Front. To mark the Anniversary we republish the memoir of the respected scholar Roman Rosdolsky first published in the Ukrainian émigré socialist journal Oborona in […]

Ukrainian Left Activist ‘Explains why volunteered to Fight Russian Imperialism’

Hromadske speaks with a member of the Aidar Battalion, Maksym Onopchuk, who was a history teacher and left-activist in Simferopol, Crimea before he fled the peninsula after it was annexed by Russia. ( is a civil initiative, a joint project of Ukrainian journalists to create a social media media that provides objective and unbiased information […]