Category Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine’s Mariupol – suspicion, mistrust and a fear of what’s to come

By Denis Krivosheev, Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Programme at Amnesty International At first sight it seems as if it’s business as usual in Mariupol in south-eastern Ukraine. This strategic port city just across a thin stretch … Continue reading

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Made in Russia: Crimea’s grim human rights predicament

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, gives a rundown of the repression that awaits Crimea’s residents. Two decades of stuttering human rights reform in Ukraine was almost scuppered overnight when, on 16 January this year, the Parliament in Kyiv railroaded … Continue reading

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‘It felt like real war’ – An eyewitness account of the EuroMaydan clashes

Zoryan Kis, Campaign Coordinator at Amnesty International Ukraine, stayed overnight in Kyiv’s central Maydan Square on 19 February, during the deadliest period of the recent EuroMaydan protests. Clashes that erupted on both 19 and 20 February have resulted in the … Continue reading

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Ukraine courts the EU abroad but curtails freedoms at home

By Heather McGill, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Ukraine Ukrainians have taken to the streets in their tens and hundreds of thousands to protest against a last-minute change of course by their government. On 21 November the Cabinet of Ministers announced … Continue reading

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Euro 2012 fans escape serious police abuse, but what human rights legacy for Ukraine?

By Max Tucker, Amnesty International’s Ukraine campaigner, in Kyiv Euro 2012 ended on a high in Kyiv Sunday as winners Spain put on a glittering show worthy of the extravagant fireworks display that followed. Ukrainians partied noisily in the streets … Continue reading

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