ukraine

  • August 14, 2017

    Investigative journalist Alexander Sokolov has been jailed for three and a half years by a Russian court. Sokolov has been convicted with involvement in a banned extremist group.The International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists have joined  the Russian Union of Journalists in condemning the ruling which is being used to silence and intimidate Sokolov and other journalists.

  • July 28, 2017

    Transparency International, the anti-corruption movement, is calling on the Ukrainian parliament to push for the publication of the court process that led to the confiscation of US$1.5 billion in stolen assets, in order to ensure it cannot be challenged and the ruling overturned.

  • April 5, 2017

    A recent legislative amendment requires activists and journalists reporting on government corruption in Ukraine to file public declarations of their personal assets, Human Rights Watch said today. The new requirement is vague and could be used to deter or punish investigative journalists and partners of anti-corruption nongovernmental groups for doing their job.

  • February 6, 2017

    An immediate pause in fighting is needed in Ukraine to prevent more people dying and to repair essential services, the United Nations human rights office said, following another night of shelling in the east of the country.

  • June 13, 2016

    To renew relations with churches and religious organisations and to explore possibilities of joint promotion of peace and reconciliation in Ukraine, a staff delegation from the World Council of Churches has visited Kyiv.

  • September 2, 2015

    Ukraine has reached an in principal agreement with some of its bondholders to reduce the amount of debt owed by 20 per cent and to suspend payments for four years.

  • February 15, 2015

    International church bodies have welcomed the ceasefire agreement for eastern Ukraine negotiated in Minsk and announced recently.

  • December 19, 2014

    A World Council of Churches rep has joined a representative of the Moscow Patriarch to visit Ukraine and to encourage efforts toward peace.

  • September 10, 2014

    Amnesty International has urged the Ukrainian government to stop abuses and war crimes by volunteer battalions operating alongside regular Ukrainian forces.

  • September 8, 2014

    Amnesty International has accused Russia of fuelling separatist crimes as it revealed satellite images indicating a build-up of Russian armour and artillery in eastern Ukraine.