Statements

14.08.2015Stop Repression in the Crimea! Statement of the Ukrainian Center of the International PEN

The Ukrainian Center of the International PEN strongly protests against the rising tide of political repression in the Russian-annexed Crimea that encroaches upon basic rights and freedoms including those of speech, … read more

11.06.2014PEN International conference on the Russian-Ukrainian situation

Stockholm, 11th June 2014
PEN International conference 
on the Russian/Ukrainian situation
hosted by Swedish PEN
 
Russian  and  Ukrainian  PEN  affirm  their  unity  against  the  waves  of  propaganda  destroying  the  language  of  publicdiscussion. … read more

27.01.2014Letter of support for Ukrainian Colleagues from Latvian writers, translators, publicists and Latvian Writers Union

Dear colleagues and friends in Ukraine,
We, Latvian writers, express deep concern about the situation in Ukraine, since the authorities are using brutal force and firearms against the protesters. … read more

22.01.2014To prevent the escalation of violence. Statement of the Ukrainian Centre of the International PEN Club

Andrey Kurkov
Myroslav Marynovych
Mykola Riabchuk
 
After the Ukranian government rubber-stamped a series of repressive laws last week and further violence, the Ukrainian Centre of the International PEN Club releases a statement calling for support for Ukrainian writers and journalists, … read more

07.12.2013Statement of the Ukrainian Center of the PEN International regarding the Mass Violation of Human Rights and Unpunished Attacks of the Repressive Structures of the Government in Ukraine on Civic Activists, Journalists, and Writers in Kyiv

We do not now expect that this statement will stop the current Ukrainian government from attacking the democratic rights of citizens, in particular, civic activists and journalists. … read more

27.04.2012Renowned Publishing Company Vsesvit – the latest victim of lawless raids

On 26 April the offices of the long-established literary journal Vsesvit were raided in what would seem to be the latest ugly use of criminal methods and brute force, … read more

27.01.2012PEN Ukraine: On the Political Persecution of Writer Yury Vynnychuk

According to media reports, on 23 January this year police officers arrived at the home of Lviv writer Yury Vynnychuk and demanded written explanation regarding a poem he read out a few months ago at the festival “Night of Erotic Poetry” in Kyiv. … read more