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The aim of the platform, administered by the Open Dialog Foundation, is to provide to up date information on human rights violations in Ukraine.

"New Mariupol“

"New Mariupol" is the name of an organisation which was officially registered only two weeks ago but has already changed the city’s image.

Life is back to normal in Sloviansk

Sloviansk nowadays is a city of contrasts. Evidence of fighting is still visible there and the withdrawing separatists have left not only a huge network of trenches near Siyemionovka (city’s suburbs), but even toothbrushes in the field washbasins they had organised. 

“Kiev Ruthenia” battalion on front Line

For many weeks now, the 11th “Kiev Ruthenia” Battalion has been surrounded on three sides and shelled by separatists. They can be reached only from the side of Debalcev and under a special permit only.

Maidan without the Maidan. In memoriam

The time has come when one may feel tempted to draw certain conclusions. The so-called “cleaning” of the Maidan, that is the removal of the tents that had stood there since winter, was a complete success. There is virtually nothing remaining in the Ukrainian capital main square to remind one of the “tent town” that used to be there barely a few weeks ago.

Self-Defense in their new base in Kyiv

Sotnyas managed to obtain permission from the municipal authorities to take over the old Pechersk citadel. The idea was supported in the first place by historians, who had for a long time stood in stern defense of this monument of architecture from subsequent attempts to have it demolished.

Is it patriotism yet?

In Kyiv he understood – all that was left for him was Ukraine. Ukraine told him clearly what to do. Ukraine was sunflower fields and no stupid questions asked. A dead friend’s memento knife.

Maidan’s last days

The last phase of so-called Maidan “cleansing” that is to say the removal of the last tents is just about to finish. 


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Investigation into the ammunition used by security forces

Volunteers from the Open Dialog Foundation are continuing their investigation into the type of ammunition used by members of the security forces.

We are collecting evidence - shells which remain in places internal troops and Berkut officers were positioned when firing at the protesters. We are recording statements from doctors who attended to the injured between 18th and 20th of February.

On February 19, the Maidan’s injured were treated only in a field hospital set up in the vicinity of the Mikhailovsky Sobor belonging to the Orthodox Church. Bodies of the deceased bear marks left by small arms commonly used in the Ukrainian military. 

A physician from the field hospital near the Mikhailovsky Sobor revealed that the protesters from the Maidan were also shot at with hunting ammunition and special hard-core bullets. Such ammunition is used by anti-terrorist squads to stop moving vehicles. These bullets are capable of piercing armoured-vests. Another doctor confirms that bullets from Dragunov sniper rifles were removed from victims’ bodies.

Even before fighting broke out, we talked to an Internal Troops colonel who was in charge of the soldiers protecting approach routes to government buildings on Grushevsky street. The colonel informed us that his soldiers only used 17.5 millimetre rubber rounds, manufactured in Ukraine.

Fighting in the area of Grushevsky Street resulted in many Maidan defenders being injured or killed. On posts occupied by the firing members of Berkut, shells from 12 mm FAM hunting ammunition were found. The ammunition was manufactured by the Hunting Ammunition Factory "FAM-PIONKI".  This factory is located in Poland, in the Mazovia region near the town of Radom.