Author Archives: ukrainesolidaritycampaign

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URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY FROM RAIL WORKERS UNION OF UKRAINE

We are appealing to you in connection with the outrageous pressure being applied to the local branch of the Free Trade Union of Railway Workers of Ukraine (VPZU) at the Kurenivsky trolleybus depot of Kyivpastrans Communal Enterprise.

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UKRAINIAN TEACHERS PICKET THE GOVERNEMENT

UKRAINIAN TEACHERS PICKETED THE GOVERNEMENT On 1 November 2016, teachers of the capital organised picketing of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine protesting against the high tariffs for housing and utility services. The picketing was initiated by the Kyiv City Organisation of Education and Science Workers’ of Ukraine. All […]

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Totalitarian tendencies in post-Maidan Ukraine

In Ukraine, the state apparatus, far-right movements and patriotic citizens are working together to shut down debate and silence criticism.  March 2016: 2,000 people rally in support of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko at Independence Square in Kiev. (c) Sergei Chuzavkov / AP / Press Association Images. All rights reserved. Under Ukraine’s pre-Maidan criminal regime, any […]

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Slave labour in Lugansk: what war in Ukraine has “achieved”

The separatist “Lugansk people’s republic” in eastern Ukraine is using 5000 prisoners as slave labour, a report by local human rights campaigners says. The prisoners are caught in a legal no man’s land. Most of them were sentenced and jailed by the Ukrainian court system, which the “people’s republic” – established in May 2014 by […]

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European Socialists Statement Growing Russia – Ukraine Tensions

Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament Everything must be done to save the cease-fire in Eastern Ukraine and prevent another deadly conflict. The alleged killing of two Russians on the Crimean border last week, and the deployment of a new missile system in the peninsula have revived tensions between Moscow and Kiev. We […]

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Ukrainian Miners end Hunger Strike

Olexiy Soroka and Ivan Chukov, two mineworkers from Selydove, Donetsk, Ukraine have ended their 12 day hunger strike. Their colleague, local union president and Selydove City Councillor Victor Trifonov, set himself on fire at the same protest last week. Victor is still in the hospital, improving and recovering. The hunger strike was suspended after the […]

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Ukrainian Miner Activist Sets Himself on fire in protest

Victor Trifonov, the president of a local mineworkers’ union , set himself on fire during a press conference today in Kiev, Ukraine. He was rushed to the hospital and remains in the emergency room several hours later. The incident occurred at a press conference in the Ministry of Energy, where mineworkers are occupying a room […]