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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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Open Dialog Foundation observer kidnapped

A journalist, Serhiy Lefter, disappeared on 16 April 2014 in Slovyansk, Donetsk OblastLefter was in Slovyansk since 14 April as Open Dialog Foundation correspondent, within our observation mission.

Warsaw, 17 April 2014 – Serhiy Lefter was last in contact with the Kyiv office of the foundation on Tuesday, 15 April, in the evening. There has been no contact with him since then, he doesn’t answer his phone and his whereabouts are unknown. The Open Dialog Foundation links the disappearance of Serhiy Lefter with the presence in Slovyansk of the armed terrorist groups from the Russian Federation.

The disappearance of Serhiy Lefter is yet another sign of aggression against journalistic environment. The Open Dialog Foundation is appealing to the members of the UN and the OSCE to recognize that the responsibility for the kidnapping of the Ukrainian journalist lies with the Russian Federation, which has been carrying out a military invasion in Ukraine.

Russia has been successfully blocking any possibility to collect and publish independent information on the situation in Eastern Ukraine. The persecution of independent journalists is a clear proof of such activity. At the same time, the Russian Federation continues to spread the heavy wave of aggressive propaganda, based on false information,aimed at deepening the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

The Open Dialog Foundation is highly concerned that kidnapping and detention of journalists in Eastern Ukraine may become a widespread practice, standing in the violation of basic human rights. We are strongly convinced that distributing objective and independent information on Russian actions in Eastern Ukraine among the international community may stop the Russian aggression.

Serhiy Lefter is 24 years old and comes from Vinnytsia. He has been collaborating with the Open Dialog Foundation for a month now. He participated in a two-week observation mission to Crimea. In the recent days, he has been covering the developments of the situation in Eastern Ukraine: he was to Kramatorsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv and, from 14 April, he has been in Slovyansk.

Before starting his collaboration with the Open Dialog Foundation, Serhiy used to work for the First National Ukrainian TV channel (Pierwyj Nacjonalnyj). He resigned, while Yanukovych was still in power, after having faced pressures from his superiors and because of censorship imposed on his reportage.

Serhiy Lefter wrote numerous articles documenting the situation in Ukraine for the Maidan24 online portal. Below are the links to the articles of his authorship

UA: Проросійсько налаштовані харків’яни блокують базу дислокації «Беркуту»

UA: Ситуація у центрі Харкова після розблокування Обласної Державній Адміністрації від сепаратистів

UA: У Харкові почався суд над сепаратистами

EN: Situation in Sloviansk

EN: Unrest and actions of separatists in Donetsk

EN: Pro-Russian Kharkiv residents block Berkut base

EN: Kharkiv: the situation after freeing the Oblast State Administration building from separatists

EN: Separatists’ trials begin in Kharkiv