31.05.12 | Halya Coynash
It is difficult to understand how anybody in their position could have called the death camps Polish. It is even more baffling why, a day on, there has been no formal apology.
Ukrainian political technology of the present day does not envisage a one-off imposition of dictatorship, but steadily accustoms the population to loss of their freedom
Former dissident and political prisoner, one of the founding members of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, comments on the string of arrests of officials from Tymoshenko’s government
27.04.10 | Inna Sukhorukova
A reaction to V. Rechytsky’s article "Human Rights – Change of Paradigm?"
20.04.10 | Halya Coynash
One can agree with the author of the article „Human Rights – Change of Paradigm?” that “only those laws are inviolable which embody human reason”. However those laws which do not must be changed not violated
17.04.10 | V. Rechytsky
The author presents his view of the recent creation of a new coalition and government and the changes this may bring.
09.02.10 | Halya Coynash
Over the last few days, dramatic headlines such as “Ivan the Terrible” recognized by former death camp inmate”, an 87-year-old resident of Ryazan have appeared in the Russian media. The reports in no way remove my profound doubts regarding this case which has been heralded as the “last trial of a Nazi”
Over the past five years, the peoples desire to see political leaders held accountable for their wrongdoings remains unfulfilled. The promise of justice, which became the mantra of the Orange Revolution, was betrayed in its aftermath
Instead of the culmination of the Nuremberg process and the triumphant renewal of justice, we again have a show trial which elicits a worried feeling that the organizers want an easy myth, while both they and the public as a whole show a stubborn reluctance to learn any real lessons
30.06.09 | Halya Coynash
On calls by supporters of the rightwing party VO “Svoboda” for a return of the“fifth point” regarding nationality and on how a party so capable of harming the country and betraying the memory of all those who had no place to return to can have the gall to call itself nationalist
24.06.09 | Moses Fishbein
Paper delivered at the 26th Conference on Ukrainian Subjects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 24-27 June 2009
05.05.09 | Halya Coynash
Ask people in any former Soviet republic whether the Holocaust was unqualified evil, few will say no. So why dont they ask? Why with depressing regularity do we hear the same shouting about “a revival of Nazism”, along with appalling distortions of the truth?
05.11.08 | Moisei Fishbein
The renowned Ukrainian poet Moisei Fishbein speaks of current Russian attempts to foist lies about Ukraine and its past on both its own population and the world community
22.09.08 | Halya Coynash
On new efforts to foist tried, yet still not true, stereotypes about Ukraine and its people (a response to Michael Prazans article in Le Monde)
10.07.08 | Halya Coynash
The murder of a child is a horrific crime regardless of political considerations, regardless of injustices endured. However much Poles may have oppressed Ukrainians, there can be no justification, historical, political or moral, for the murder of civilians
15.06.08 | Halya Coynash
Yes, the system is flawed and needs changing. However, Maidan convinced the world of Ukraines unequivocal choice - democracy. What nobody is convinced about is that Ukraines politicians have learned their lessons.
Perhaps its time we teach them? (Refelctions on the arrticle "Moral Holodomor")
22.04.08 | Halya Coynash
On the dangers of imposing heroes, on history textbooks and shining examples in Ukraines recent history we should not forget
02.04.08 | Halya Coynash
After almost sixty years of a fierce information war, where the truth was constantly sacrificed to ideology, is it not time that we finally remove all protective glasses which allow us to see only a part of the picture?
20.02.08 | Halya Coynash
Since January the opposition has been blocking parliament, once with balloons, but often with punch ups between those National Deputies elected by the Ukrainian people and empowered to represent their (the peoples, not their own) interests
In a country where there is no monument and not even graves for millions of our people – victims of a State-induced Holodomor, millions of victims of State Terror, slaves erect monuments to the founder of serfdom! (On the proposed monument to Catherine the Great in Odessa)