Statements

19.06.2019#FreeAseev: Statement of the Executive Board of PEN Ukraine

Over two years ago, in June 2017, a Ukrainian writer and journalist Stanislav Aseev was abducted in Donetsk on the temporarily occupied territory. Abductors – the so-called Ministry of State Security of the DPR – denied their involvement in this case, … read more

01.06.2019PEN America: Stanislav Aseyev’s Detention Approaches Two-Year Mark Amid Global Pleas For His Release

Since being detained by Russia-backed separatists in June of 2017, the Ukrainian blogger has been held incommunicado in the Donbas region.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, … read more

15.05.2019Statement of Executive Board of PEN Ukraine regarding pressure against Bulgarian writer Svetoslav Nahum

To
the Headship of Bulgarian PEN Center
Union of Bulgarian Writers
 
Dear Colleagues,
It is a great pity for us to find out that Svetoslav Nahum, … read more

14.02.2019Between Freedom and Security: More Than “For” and “Against”

In recent years, Ukrainian society has been undergoing a period of important debates and discussions; we learn to speak and listen to each other. It is a very challenging path for a country at war: when shades disappear so quickly and there is only black and white left, … read more

21.11.2018No platform for a terrorist! Statement of PEN Ukraine on Zakhar Prilepin’s participation in the 34th Slovene Book Fair

The organizers of the 34th Slovene Book Fair have made an ill-considered decision to invite to this reputable cultural forum an extremely odious guest – the Russian writer, … read more

05.11.2018Statement of the Ukrainian Centre of PEN International on the murder of Kateryna Gandziuk

PEN Ukraine urges Ukrainian law enforcement institutions to take all necessary measures to bring the perpetrators of the murder of Kherson public and political activist Kateryna Gandziuk to justice. … read more

02.11.2018Statement of PEN Ukraine regarding Russian sanctions list

PEN Ukraine is deeply concerned about the inclusion of our colleague, member of PEN Ukraine, a well-known journalist and publicist Vitaly Portnikov in the sanctions lists of the Russian Federation. … read more

20.09.2018PEN Ukraine urges the Prosecutor General’s Office to stop pressure against journalists

To Prosecutor General of Ukraine
Lutsenko Y.V.
Attempts to put pressure on Natalia Sedletska, the editor-in-chief of the “Schemes: Corruption in Detail” investigation program and Kristina Berdinskikh journalist of the “Novoe Vremya” (New Time) edition, … read more

07.07.2018Free Stanislav Aseyev. Statement of the Ukrainian PEN Center

More than a year ago, in June 2017, Ukrainian writer and journalist Stanislav Aseyev was kidnapped in Donetsk by unidentified militants. No information on his whereabouts was available for nearly two months, … read more

18.09.2017Freedom to Mykola Semena

We, the participants and guests of the 83rd PEN International Congress, are anxiously watching events in Russia-occupied Crimea. In particular, we are waiting for the court verdict (22.09.2017) against a journalist and Ukrainian PEN member, … read more

16.08.2016Ukrainian PEN: Flourishing Expression in the Face of Repression and Dichotomy

The PEN World series showcases the important work of the more than 140 centers that form PEN International. Each PEN center sets its own priorities, … read more

18.09.2015Appeal to the Chinese president to release 47 writers and journalists

His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping
President of the People’s Republic of China
Zhongnanhai, Xichengqu
Beijing
The People’s Republic of China
Your Excellency,
As you undertake your first state visit to the United States, … read more