President signs dangerously flawed ‘decommunization’ laws

Halya Coynash  Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group  President Poroshenko has signed highly contentious laws one of which effectively criminalizes public expression of views held by many Ukrainians.  The assurance given that a bill will be tabled to rectify some of the problems appears to refer to only one of the laws and begs the question … Continue reading President signs dangerously flawed ‘decommunization’ laws

Poroshenko gives Ukrainian citizenship to a Neo-Nazi criminal from Belarus.

Ukraine: Activist Perspective On 4-th of December 2014 Petro #Poroshenko has gave Ukrainian citizenship to Sergey Korotkih, a combatant of  the Azov regiment. In this way the president of Ukraine showed his appreciation for a foreigner that was fighting in a pro-Ukrainian paramilitary unit.  This decision was made by the Commission on Citizenship Issues under the President … Continue reading Poroshenko gives Ukrainian citizenship to a Neo-Nazi criminal from Belarus.

Poroshenko Stops Benefits: Donbas Ukrainians feel betrayed

The Ukrainian government has issued a blow to people living in areas under the control of Kremlin-backed militants.  That at least is how many Ukrainians from Donbas view measures taken which could leave some of the most vulnerable people in Donbas effectively abandoned.  First on Nov 7 the government announced that it would no longer … Continue reading Poroshenko Stops Benefits: Donbas Ukrainians feel betrayed