Russia-Ukraine crisis discussion forum

Discussion hosted by the Alliance for Workers Liberty (Scotland) and Ukraine Solidarity Campaign WEDNESDAY 12 JANUARY AT 19:00 Speakers: Hanna Perekhoda, is a member of the organisation SolidariteS, she is author of ‘The Bolsheviks in Eastern Ukraine and their competing state projects (1917-1918): the case of the Donets -Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic’ . Hannah will … Continue reading Russia-Ukraine crisis discussion forum

WHAT IS BEHIND GROWING RUSSIA-UKRAINE TENSIONS

Russian Army on the border with Ukraine Tensions have been  growing between Russia and Ukraine, what is behind this recent escalation in the Russia-Ukraine conflict.  Ukraine Solidarity Campaign spoke with Dr Pete Duncan, a veteran socialist and specialist on Russia who is writing on the relationship between internal change and foreign policy development in the Russian … Continue reading WHAT IS BEHIND GROWING RUSSIA-UKRAINE TENSIONS

FEAR AND HOPE IN UKRAINE

We publish below the observations of Maksym Kazakov in Kyiv about the demonstrations in October against President Zelensky’s attempt to restart the peace process and bring the war in Eastern Ukraine to an end. Kazakov. Maksym is a historian and activist in Social Movement (Соціальний Рух) Translation by Marko Bojcun President Zelensky visiting the war … Continue reading FEAR AND HOPE IN UKRAINE

Ukraine, Peace, oligarchs and big power manoeuvres

Capitulation NO! - Protester against the peace plan. A new peace plan has been floated to end the Russo-Ukraine War begun in 2014. But at what price? Ten thousand have protested in Kyiv against what some are calling a capitulation. Ukrainian socialist scholar Marko Bojcun assesses what is happening. Thoughts about a possible peace agreement … Continue reading Ukraine, Peace, oligarchs and big power manoeuvres

Ukrainian syndicalists: the biggest fascist threat is concentrated in Russia and in the occupied territories

Interview with AWU activists, made by Danish left-wing portal Modkraft.dk in December 2014. We publish here the original text in English and in Russian. What kind of an organisation is Autonomous Workers Union and how are you organised? AWU is a class union organized along the lines of federalism and direct democracy. Among our members … Continue reading Ukrainian syndicalists: the biggest fascist threat is concentrated in Russia and in the occupied territories

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 … Continue reading MINSK II: LAND FOR A CEASEFIRE, BUT NOT FOR PEACE

Crimean Tatar leader arrested in new wave of repression

Halya Coynash  Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group UPDATE   A search by men in masks carrying machine guns began at around 7 a.m. on Friday morning, and is still underway.  The enforcement officers are reported to be not letting people in and out and behaving in an extremely aggressive manner Akhtem Chyyhoz, Deputy Head of the … Continue reading Crimean Tatar leader arrested in new wave of repression

Ukrainian blogger accused of treason

10.02.15 | Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Group A court in Ivano-Frankivsk has remanded controversial blogger Ruslan Kotsaba in custody for 2 months.  While journalists are among those condemning Kotsaba’s public pronouncements and actions, his detention and the charges against him – of treason and of obstructing the work of the armed forces - have … Continue reading Ukrainian blogger accused of treason

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