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"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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Ukraine on the way to ratifying the Rome Statute

Ukraine signed the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (Rome Statute) on January 20, 2000. It was then that the ratification process began; however, it stalled in June 2001 when the provisions of the Rome Statute were found to be in contravention of state laws. Pursuant to the Decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on July 2, 2001 the Rome Statute (para 10 of Preamble and Article 1) according to which the Court shall be complimentary to national criminal jurisdictions, contradicts Article 124 (1)(3) of the Constitution of Ukraine. Therefore the ratification can only be possible following a change in the Constitution. 

Moreover, Ukraine must also review its national laws and make any necessary changes to ensure that it can perform its primary role of investigating and prosecuting those guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as well as cooperate fully with the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

On May 14, 2014 the Draft Law No. 4873 on the amendment of Article 124 of the Constitution of Ukraine was registered in the parliament of Ukraine. Accordingly, Article 124 of the Constitution of Ukraine shall be amended by adding: “Ukraine can recognise the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court under the conditions stipulated by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.” Currently, the Draft Law under review by the Committees of Verkhovna Rada.

This a great sign, as after this Law has passed, the ratification of the Rome Statute shall follow. Should this happen, it will be a breakthrough as the 13-year ratification process will be over. Ukraine will immediately order investigations into crimes against humanity, committed by the former president this February as Ukraine has already sent a petition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) with a view to bringing Viktor Yanukovych and other Ukrainian top officials to responsibility for their crimes against humanity which brought about the gravest of consequences; indiscriminate killing of Ukrainian citizens from November 21, 2013 to February 22, 2014.

Ukraine is also seeking the tribunal's investigation into the war crimes committed in late February and March by Russian military in the Republic of Crimea, unrecognised by Ukraine, namely the taking of hostages, elimination of combat equipment and blockading of military units.

The steps taken towards Ukraine’s ratification of the Rome Statute was made possible through the hard work and effort put in by a number of EuroMaidan activists and local and international NGOs.

The Decision of the National Constitutional Court of Ukraine 
The Draft Law No. 4873 on the amendment of Article 124 of the Constitution of Ukraine