Monthly Archives: February 2015

SLAVERY IN THE DONETSK AND LUHANSK “PEOPLES REPUBLICS”

The report below was originally published by the Ukrainian association  Liva Opozytsiya – Left Opposition  the moves against free trade unions in these areas of Donbas are a matter of concern for the international labour movement. The Confederation of Free Trade Unions is no longer able to function in these areas, and independent trade unions are being declared […]

Exclusive Interview with leader of the Independent Miners Union – Luhansk

The Luhansk People’s Republic doesn’t need independent unions and registering them is now prohibited The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is pleased to present to the labour movement this exclusive interview with Mykola Koziuberda leader of the Independent Union of Miners (NPG)  at the Nikanor Nova mine of the Luhansk Coal Association.  NPG is facing a serious attack on trade […]

MINERS UNION ON THE ATTACK ON TRADE UNION FREEDOM IN LUHANSK

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign continues with our previous report on the banning of the Independent Trade Union of Miners (NPG) by the forces who control the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk Peoples Republic’.  This is a serious attack on trade union freedom in this area of Ukraine.  We publish below in full the latest report from  the NPG […]

UNIONS BANNED BY PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS IN LUHANSK

Independent trade unions are now banned in the so-called Luhansk Peoples Republic’ – the Order was issued on 20th January2015 by the Minster of Justice A.V. Shubin entitled:  “Concerning the Ban for Registration of Independent Trade Unions on the Territory of the People’s Republic of Luhansk Peoples Republic”.  The order has become fully apparent as […]

MINSK II: LAND FOR A CEASEFIRE, BUT NOT FOR PEACE

By Marko Bojcun  Observer Ukraine The “Package of measures to implement the Minsk Accords” (see the full text in Russianhttp://www.pravda.com.ua/articles/2015/02/12/7058327/ ) agreed in Minsk on 12 February contains thirteen clauses and an explanatory note. Let’s go through them one by one and ask ourselves what they mean. An immediate and comprehensive ceasefire beginning at 00h […]

Political Prisoner ‪Kolchenko Refused Recognition as a Ukrainian Citizen

‪Simferopol‬ ‪‎Aqmescit‬ in Crimea declined the legal request of political prisoner Aleksandr ‪‎Kolchenko‬ to recognize him as a ‪Ukrainian‬ national. Left-wing and antifascist activist Aleksandr ‪#‎Tundra‬ Kolchenko was arrested less than a month after the annexation of ‪#‎Crimea‬ and did not apply for changing his citizenship. Nevertheless, he is now considered a Russian citizen by […]

Report on the human rights mission to the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts

The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group [KHPG], together with the German NGO ‘European Exchange’ and representatives of NGOs from the Russian Federation and Germany with the support of the German Foreign Ministry, carried out an international mission to monitor human rights in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts on territory which is back under Ukrainian control.  […]