Neo=Nazi thugs attack LGBT Equality Festival in Lviv

Halya Coynash  Kharkiv Human Human Rights Protection Group  The Equality Festival events planned for this weekend in Lviv have been disrupted and the activists effectively – and with violence – driven out of the city.   The police did not detain any of the young far-right thugs in masks who first harassed activists, then surrounded the … Continue reading Neo=Nazi thugs attack LGBT Equality Festival in Lviv

Ukrainian anti-fascists defy attack by neo-Nazis

Report by   People and Nature Anti-fascists in Kyiv yesterday marked the anniversary of the assassination of two Russian activists – and faced intimidation by a neo-Nazi gang as the police stood by. Russian and Ukrainian activists take to the streets every year to commemorate journalist Anastasia Baburova and lawyer Stanislav Markelov, who were shot dead … Continue reading Ukrainian anti-fascists defy attack by neo-Nazis

Odessa May 2 trial turns into farce

By Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Whatever the reasons for delays and flaws in investigating and prosecuting crimes related to the disturbances, fire and deaths on May 2, 2014 in Odessa, procrastination serves only the interests of Russian propaganda’s ‘massacre’ claims Forty-eight people died in Odessa on May 2, 2014 during disturbances in the city … Continue reading Odessa May 2 trial turns into farce

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

Whither the Ukrainian Far Right?

    Introduction The early presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine that took place in May and October 2014 correspondingly proved to be disastrous for the Ukrainian party-political far right. Oleh Tyahnybok, the leader of the All-Ukrainian Union “Freedom” (Svoboda), obtained 1.16% of the vote in the presidential election, while his party secured only 4.71% … Continue reading Whither the Ukrainian Far Right?

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.

Nazi Desecration of Monument at Babyn Yar

This attack at the site of a terrible Nazi crime comes just days after prominent Ukrainian Jewish organizations warned of the need for vigilance, calm and unity in the face of a dishonest propaganda campaign around anti-Semitism in Ukraine and likely attempts at provocation Vandals have desecrated the Menorah which forms part of the Memorial … Continue reading Nazi Desecration of Monument at Babyn Yar

Ukrainian Far Right mobilisation on ‘Day of UPA’

Republished from:  Ukraine: Activist Perspective A short overview of the events of October 14, the Day of UPA, in #Kyiv#Kiev. President #Poroshenko introduced a new date for the Defender of Fatherland Day—October 14th. According to the myth, it was the founding date of the Ukrainian Insurgent army in 1942. The Defender of Fatherland Day used to be celebrated … Continue reading Ukrainian Far Right mobilisation on ‘Day of UPA’

“Azov” – What’s the problem?

Halya Coynash,  Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group. It had seemed hard to imagine a better gift for Russian propaganda than a Ukrainian volunteer battalion formed by men with pronounced neo-Nazi views and a penchant for flaunting the wolf’s hook and other such symbols.   Even more fodder for Russia’s propaganda machine could soon be provided if … Continue reading “Azov” – What’s the problem?