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17.02.2020PEN Ukraine selected winners in the contest for translation of Stanislav Aseyev’s book into foreign languages

On 10 February PEN Ukraine finalized its call for translators wishing to take part in the contest for translation of Stanislav Aseyev’s collected essays In Isolation into the English and German languages.  … read more

09.01.2020Statement of the Ukrainian PEN Centre in support of Belarusian writers

Ukrainian writers are concerned about the events unfolding in neighbouring Belarus. There, in the capital and a number of other cities, mass protests against deepening integration with the Russian Federation have recently taken place. … read more

26.12.2019PEN Ukraine’s list of best books published in Ukraine in 2019

Last year PEN Ukraine established a new tradition: in the last days of December we share the list of the best Ukrainian books of the year. … read more

24.12.2019PEN Ukraine is awarding two grants for translation of Stanislav Aseyev’s In Isolation into foreign languages

PEN Ukraine in cooperation with the International Renaissance Foundation announces a contest for translation of a book ‘In Isolation’ by Stanislav Aseyev into English and German. … read more

23.12.2019PEN Ukraine Statement to Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights on Pavel Sheremet’s Murder

Dear Mrs. Denisova,
We, who have signed below, express our solemn concern regarding violations of rights of the suspects in the case of Pavel Sheremet’s murder. … read more

31.10.2019PEN America condemns illegitimate 15-year sentence for Ukrainian journalist

(New York, NY) – Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine sentenced journalist and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) contributor Stanislav Aseyev to 15 years in a penal colony. … read more

22.10.2019Donbas militants ‘sentence’ journalist Stanislav Aseyev to 15 years for ‘spying’ & ‘extremism’

The self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ has announced that imprisoned journalist and blogger Stanislav Aseyev has been ‘sentenced’ to 15 years’ imprisonment.  It is claimed that this was for ‘spying’; … read more

03.10.2019International PEN Congress in Manila adopted the resolution on the state of freedom of expression in Crimea

On the 2nd October  during the 85th PEN International Congress in Manila (the Philippines), the Assembly of Delegates united in one voice voted in favour of adopting the resolution on the state of freedom of expression in Crimea. … read more

09.09.2019Russia/Ukraine: Oleg Sentsov freed in prisoner swap

PEN International and PEN Ukraine welcome the release of prominent Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was freed on 7 September 2019 as part of a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine. … read more

10.07.2019He is not forgotten: celebrating Oleg Sentsov’s birhday, his sixht in captivity

Polina Kovaleva

On July 13, Oleg Sentsov will celebrate his 43rd birthday, the sixth one he has spent in Russian captivity.
A filmmaker, writer, and 2017 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write honoree, … read more

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