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In Remembrance of those who died on Maidan

21.02.14
Information about unarmed protesters who died, most from bullets aimed at them by Berkut snipers. Please share the information and photos of people, some very young, whom the government labelled "terrorists" and "extremists" and killed
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MPs vote to condemn violence and ban anti-terrorist operation

20.02.14
On Thursday evening a majority, albeit small, of MPs thwarted Viktor Yanukovychs attempt to effectively impose a state of emergency and give the police and SBU sweeping powers to kill and arrest.
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EU introduces targeted sanctions

20.02.14
After a day of carnage during which Berkut snipers aimed to kill unarmed demonstrators and medical staff seeking to help them, when EU foreign ministers tried in vain for 6 hours to have meaningful dialogue with Viktor Yanukovych, the EU has finally imposed sanctions.
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Real Measures from Democratic Countries needed now

20.02.14
The text below was written as an appeal to the heads of all European Parliament factions, asking them to support a permanent observer mission to Ukraine. The information also, I hope, explains why targeted sanctions and other active measures now are vitally needed to restrain Ukraines leaders and prevent further bloodshed
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Ever more victims of sniper fire

20.02.14
The photo here clearly shows that the authorities denials are false. Deomonstraters are being deliberately shot and killed by professional snipers who do not stop at aiming their fire at medical staff trying to help the injured
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Titushki and Bercut riot police on the attack

20.02.14 | Halya Coynash
The regimes deployment of titushki urgently needs to be clearly recorded and communicated to the international community as demonstration that calls for all parties to show restraint are missing the point and manifestly not enough
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What can Ukraine expect from the West now?

20.02.14 | Myroslav Marynovych
First and foremost, stop expressing deep concern. All protestors on the Maidan have an allergy to this by now in these circumstances senseless phrase, while all gangsters in the Ukrainian governmental gang enjoy mocking the helplessness of the EU.
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Vinnytsa artist killed on Maidan

19.02.14
50-year-old Valery Brezdenyuk painted magical worlds on water. He died defending Maidan on Tuesday night, after being shot in the back
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Not Terrorists!

19.02.14
Warmest gratitude to the elderly lady seen in floods of tears giving what for her may have been a huge amount of money to help those hurt in the bloodshed unleashed by Ukraines leaders
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Journalist killed by titushki in Kyiv

19.02.14
Viacheslav Veremiy, journalist from the Vesti newspaper died in hospital early on Wednesday morning after being dragged out of a taxi when returning from work
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Blood and Berkut Sniper Bullets on the Presidents Hands

19.02.14 | Halya Coynash
The following are just a few of the days events that strip any regime of its legitimacy. More will become clearer over the coming days and weeks. Time however is not on Ukrainians side now that Yanukovych, doubtless buoyed or bound by yesterdays 2 billion loan from Russia has chosen bloodshed.
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Mustafa Dzhemiliev on Maidan: Im proud of you, dear fellow Ukrainians

18.02.14
Not one dictator who spilled blood has escaped punishment. Ukraine will be no exception. .... I am proud to be a Ukrainian!"
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Access to Channel 5 blocked

18.02.14
Channel 5 is going off the air throughout the country and is under a massive DDoS attack. Please pass on their YouTube address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPPxZl43u04
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Berkut snipers aimed at protesters

18.02.14
The first reports that Berkut riot police were positioned on roofs and aiming rubber bullets and grenades at protesters came early on Tuesday, with two of the injured women simply taking part in the procession
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Viktor Smaliy remains in detention on farcical charges

18.02.14
Road Control lawyer,Viktor Smaliy has not been released under the so-called amnesty laws although the charges against him seem deliberately aimed at sending a message to lawyers defending peaceful protesters, as well as part of a general campaign against the civic watchdog Road Control
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Attempts underway to reinstate repressive Jan 16 laws

18.02.14
The latest bill trying to sneak in the retrograde norms of the Jan 16 laws comes with formidable patrons, including the president, Viktor Yanukovych and claims to be about safeguarding judges independence
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Winners and losers from compliance with hostage law

17.02.14 | Halya Coynash
There are already concerns regarding prosecutions the hostage law will NOT cover, and deep frustration that Berkut and the authorities impunity for grave rights infringements have been effectively accepted
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Crimea: US national beaten up over EuroMaidan

15.02.14
With supreme irony, Jeffrey Luebbe , the latest victim of mounting violence against civic and EuroMaidan activists in the Crimea is the head of the EU-funded Diversification and Tourism Support Project
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Waiting for more bloodshed?

15.02.14 | Halya Coynash
The only charges brought against officials over the brutal dispersing of peaceful protesters on Nov 30 last year have been dropped, turning exchanges of assurances and demands for accountability into a dangerously empty ritual.
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Slain Judge used for cynical anti-Maidan propaganda

15.02.14 | Halya Coynash
IWith no particular justification but maximum efforts by the Interior Ministry, it is probably not surprising that even media outside Ukraine have linked the murder of a Ukrainian judge with the anti-government EuroMaidan protests
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