23.11.2018No end to brutal torment of Ukrainian journalist sentenced for opposing Russian occupation of Crimea

Halya Coynash

Mykola Semena. Photo: Ayshe Umerova
Mykola Semena is facing a long period of recuperation after an operation in occupied Crimea for a condition likely brought on by the stress of the political persecution the Ukrainian journalist has suffered since 2016. … read more

21.11.2018Amazon should stop profiting from Russian-sponsored terrorism in Donbas, Stalin and the Soviet regime

Halya Coynash

It looks disturbingly as though only money talks for Amazon, even when the money is made by promoting Russian armed, funded and manned pseudo republics waging war in Ukraine, … read more

12.11.2018“We demand that democratic heads of state and government convince Vladimir Putin to free Oleg Sentsov”: An Open Letter

Well-known directors, writers, actors, public figures from all over the world signed an open letter to the heads of state who came to Paris on the centenary of the end of the First World War.  … read more

06.10.2018New Translations of Oleg Sentsov’s Stories in German

In 2015, Kyiv publishing house “Laurus” published a collection of stories by Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is illegally sentenced by Russian court to 20 years in a colony of strict regime. … read more

29.09.2018“The stories win people’s minds, not bullets”: Victoria Amelina’s speech about the trial of Sentsov at the 84th PEN Congress in Pune

On 27 September within the framework of the 84th PEN Congress in the Indian city of Pune the presentation of a documentary by Russian director Askold Kurov “The Trial” in honor of the case of the Ukrainian writer and film director Oleg Sentsov was held. … read more

24.09.2018Putin’s war is transforming Ukraine

Anne Applebaum

LVIV, Ukraine
When they first arrived in Lviv, a university rector told me, the students who came from Donetsk walked around in packs, … read more

07.09.2018“I can honestly say that the labor camp was the best place to understand what ‘love your enemy’ really means” – Myroslav Marynovych

Courtney Grogan

Lviv, Ukraine, Jul 29, 2018 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- “I can honestly say that the labor camp was the best place to understand what ‘love your enemy’ really means,” said Myroslav Marynovych, … read more

31.08.2018The European Court of Human Rights’ politically-motivated denial of justice for Oleg Sentsov

Halya Coynash

It is 110 days since Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov began his hunger strike and over four years since the European Court of Human Rights gave his application ‘priority’ status.  … read more

15.08.2018Ukraine takes Russia to European Court of Human Rights over 71 Kremlin hostages

Halya Coynash

Ukraine has lodged a vital inter-state application with the European Court of Human Rights over Russia’s persecution of 71 Ukrainians illegally held prisoner in Russia or occupied Crimea.  … read more

14.08.2018Is Putin going to let this Ukrainian protester die?

Summer Lopez

Summer Lopez, who previously worked eight years for the U.S. Agency for International Development, is the senior director of free expression programs for PEN America. … read more

13.07.2018It’s not my story… Serhiy Zhadan about Oleg Sentsov

Who cares about someone else’s story? We perceive another man’s story as a simple story line. We all stand for justice and freedom, but justice loses its importance when it’s so far away. … read more

04.06.2018Russia is holding over 70 Ukrainian Political Prisoners of War

Halya Coynash

Russia’s political persecution of Ukrainians coincided with its invasion and annexation of Crimea, and the arrests have often been used in state-controlled media to ‘justify’ Russian aggression against Ukraine.  … read more