The plight for democracy in Ukraine took an ugly turn Friday when it was reported that Ukrainian activist, Dmytro Bulatov, was found “bruised” and violently beaten just outside of Kiev, more than a week after having been reported missing, according to an article published on the Guardian’s website by Oksana Grytsenko and Shaun Walker titled “ Ukrainian protestor says he was kidnapped and tortured.”
Bulatov, who is the leader of the popular Automaidan... [+] Read more
Lately I have been examining the conflict in Ukraine trying to understand what may have lead for the decision or the motivations behind different characters. By analysing the individuals I came to see a striking similarity to the conflict in the middle commonly referred to as "the Arab spring".
What started as a peaceful protest in the capital suddenly ignited in an armed revolution and in the past week, cities to the east have also joined the movement. If the revolution continues we might see some major reforms in the ex-soviet states. Yet, the conflict has only seen fighting between police... [+] Read more
Opposition party leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes that his country is facing one of its greatest conflicts to date. In Ukraine protests have spread beyond Kiev and up to a dozen towns all around the country. Death continues to escalate, like that of young Mikhail Zhiznevsky who, it is suspected, was killed by the police on Wednesday. The result breeds anger and resolve in the protesters hearts.
Ukraine House, a conference centre... [+] Read more
It's been a week now that the peaceful protests in Kiev, Ukraine have turned bloody red in response to the new "anti-protest" laws initiated by president Viktor Yanukovych. A light of hope, to end the bloodshed, has been proposed on wednesday by the leaders of the oposition as they threw an ultimatum to Yanukovych.
He would have 24 hours to resign from presidency, during which protests would stop, and to call in early election.... [+] Read more