Publications

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

17.05.2018Sentsov’s life on the line in defence of all Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners means no World Cup as usual

Halya Coynash

Oleg Sentsov, world-renowned filmmaker and one of Russia’s first Ukrainian political prisoners has gone on hunger strike, vowing not to end it until Russia frees all its Ukrainian political prisoners.  … read more

24.04.2018On Mental Maps and Their Inhabitants

Mykola Riabchuk

Paper presented at the panel discussion on “Wall, Fence, Border” at the 50th International PEN Writers’ Meeting in Bled, Slovenia, on April 19, … read more

23.04.2018Ukrainian neo-Nazi C14 vigilantes drive out Roma families, burn their camp

Halya Coynash

A prominent activist from the far-right C14 organization has boasted on his Facebook page about an operation which resulted in Roma families fleeing their camp on Lysa Hora in Kyiv. … read more

05.01.2018We don’t need a new Maidan – Andrey Kurkov

Bohdan Nahaylo talks to one of Ukraine’s top writers, Andrey Kurkov, on humour and irony as a medicine against depression
Hello and welcome to the first episode for 2018 of Hromadske Radio’s Ukraine Calling! … read more

02.10.2017Philippe Sands delivers keynote speech at the 83rd PEN Congress in Lviv

I begin by thanking PEN Ukraine and PEN International for inviting me to speak today.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a privilege to be invited to speak at the opening of this International PEN Congress, … read more

18.09.2017Address to the participants of 83rd PEN International Congress in Lviv

Mykola Semena

Dear participants of 83rd PEN International Congress in Lviv,
Ukrainian writers, journalists, cinematographers and artists, especially those in the
occupied Crimea, … read more

10.05.2017PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Trevor Noah, Meryl Streep, Chimamanda Adichie, and More Demand Freedom for Artist Imprisoned in Russia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK—Authors Chimamanda Adichie, Jonathan Franzen, … read more

18.07.2016Wierd Duk’s silence on Ukraine is deafening

Mykola Riabchuk

Dutch journalist Wierd Duk thinks the West bears great responsibility for Russia’s behaviour towards Ukraine. The Ukrainian writer and analyst Mykola Riabchuk is adamant about his ‘colonial attitude’ … read more

18.05.2016Gulnara Bekirova: “Those who stay in Crimea and those who left are in an equally difficult position, albeit their tragedies differ”

In an attempt to understand what Crimea meant and what it means for Ukraine today, to look at important moments in the history of the peninsula and Crimean Tatars, … read more

05.05.2016On Ups and Downs of Russian liberalism

Mykola Riabchuk

The Ukrainian publicist and poet Mykola Riabchuk answers the Russian philosopher Aleksandr Tsipko: is Russia able to modernize and can it accept Ukraine’s identity and political sovereignty?   … read more