‘UKRAINE AFTER MAIDAN’
New OSC website shines much-needed light on state & right-wing repression
Odessa Solidarity Campaign staff members and friends have launched an important new project to keep the world informed about critical developments in Odessa and Ukraine.
The website Ukraine after Maidan: Right Wing Violence & State Repression tracks acts of violence and intimidation carried out by right-wing radical groups in Ukraine as well as of acts of repression against basic civil liberties and the persecution of the opposition by the Kiev government. Much of the world has no idea about how bad things are today in Ukraine. To counter this lack of information, the new site features translations of articles, full or partial, from local Ukrainian media outlets, including the following topics:
- Arrests & Searches
- Freedom of Speech & Press
- Selective Justice
- Intimidation & Violence by Radicals
- Radicals’ Pressure on Government
- Russophobia & Ultra-nationalism
Ukraine after Maidan can be accessed at https://ukraineaftermaidan.wordpress.com.
In Aрril 23, 2017, on the territory not controlled by forces of Lugansk Рeoрles’ Reрublic (LРR), the car with OSCE monitoring mission personnel was exрloaded. The OSCE personnel were in the process of check in the bordering area. As the result of this terror attack, one OSCE personnel member, a UK citizen, has died.
U.S Military Command – July 28, 2016
The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) pulled into Odessa, Ukraine July 23, for a scheduled port call as part of Sea Breeze 2016. The U.S. Navy routinely operates in the Black Sea consistent with the Montreux Convention and international law.”
Ukraine Today – June 22, 2016
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland informs about this while visiting in Kyiv. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and U.S. President Barack Obama will meet during the upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw.”
The Nation – Feb. 9, 2016
With the exception of Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union, Western military power has never been positioned so close to Russia. … Never before in modern times has such a dire international situation been so ignored in an American presidential campaign.”
The New York Times – June 1, 2016
“In July 2014, I went to Donetsk, a separatist-controlled region in eastern Ukraine, to cover the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. … Now Ukraine has labeled me an accomplice in terrorism.”
The New York Times – May 27, 2016
“A group of United Nations inspectors investigating allegations of torture in Ukraine has suspended its work, the team’s leader said this week, citing a lack of cooperation from government.”
Times of Israel – May 31, 2016
“Bandera and Shukhevych collaborated with Nazi forces that occupied what is now Ukraine and are believed to have commanded troops that killed thousands of Jews. Once regarded by Ukrainian authorities as illegitimate to serve as national role models because of their war crimes against Jews and Poles, Petliura, Bandera and Shukhevych are now openly honored in Ukraine following a revolution spearheaded by nationalists in 2014. …”
Counterpunch – May 27, 2016
“[Ukraine] is now a CIA theme park swarming with Nazis and the frontline of a beckoning war with Russia.”
The (UK) Guardian – May 13, 2014
“With eastern Europe and the Balkans now military outposts of Nato, the last “buffer state” bordering Russia – Ukraine – is being torn apart by fascist forces unleashed by the US and the EU. We in the west are now backing neo-Nazis in a country where Ukrainian Nazis backed Hitler. …”
“F— the EU.” – U.S. State Department’s Victoria Nuland’s comments reveal U.S. interference in Ukraine
NSNBC International – Feb. 27, 2014
This leaked telephone conversation between the U.S. State Department’s Victoria Nuland and U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt reveals direct US interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine. They are literally deciding who should run the Ukrainian government and who should not. As for what the European Union might think about all this? “F— the EU,” Nuland says.
U.S. State Department’s Victoria Nuland: U.S. spent $5 billion to develop “democratic institutions” in Ukraine
“Ukraine in Washington” – Dec. 13, 2013
Nuland speaking at the International Business Conference at Ukraine, sponsored by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Note the “Exxon/Mobil” and “Chevron” logos on the speaker’s platform.