This is Ukraine today – October 7

Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!

War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938. War is happening right here at home and not in faraway Europe – the United States were harshly reminded about this at Pearl Harbor in 1942. War descended on Ukraine and thus is now much closer to Paris and Berlin, because Europe and the US haven’t supported Georgia in 2008. War showed up in the homes of Dutch, British, French, German, Australian families because Europe and the US weren’t courageous enough to lend a helping hand to Ukraine in 2014. It is impossible to run away from war and overwhelming aggression, it is impossible to buy yourself off. The war will catch up with you if you don’t stand up to it with utmost determination.

October 7 – In the city of Zugres (Donetsk oblast) the insurgents tied a man to a pole of shame – he was accused of being a servicemen of Ukrainian army. Similar lynching happened before – a woman was abused for handing over food to Ukrainian soldiers.

October 7 – State-owned presidential helicopter used by Viktor Yanukovych was spotted at the airport of the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. The cost of such helicopter exceeds 10 million USD. And it was stolen by the Russians.

October 7 – Only 20% of the industry is operating in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts due to the terror imposed by Russian mercenaries – this is destabilizing the economic situation in Ukraine, – said Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Roman Kachur.

October 7 – President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has said that any agreements with Russia regarding the changes to state border Ukraine are impossible.

October 7 – International Monetary Fund predicts a GDP contraction for Ukraine in 2014 to minus 6.5%.

October 7 – President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko would like to increase the number of observers of OSCE’s special monitoring mission in Ukraine to 1,500 persons.

October 7 – Approximately 10 citizens of Ukraine have been detained for political motives and are currently being held in isolation wards in Russian Federation, – said the Director of Information Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yevhen Perebiynis.

Human Rights Watch – disappearance of tatars in occupied Crimea

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Taras Voznyak

Culture expert, political scientist, editor-in-chief and founder of Independent Cultural Journal "Ї", Co-founder and Head of the Board of Directors of Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation (PAUCI), Member of the Board of Directors of International Renaissance Foundation, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Center of International PEN-Club
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