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Onet: Grant from the US Embassy in Poland to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Onet: Grant from the US Embassy in Poland to the Open Dialogue Foundation

he Open Dialogue Foundation, headed by Lyudmyla Kozlovska, received PLN 71,000 from the U.S. Department of State for the promotion of the rule of law in Poland. – at the same time, the Onet.pl news site pointed out that the President herself, who is a Ukrainian citizen, cannot come to Poland as her name is on the national list of undesirable persons.

naTemat: The foundation hated by PiS received support from the US

naTemat: The foundation hated by PiS received support from the US

The Open Dialogue Foundation will educate secondary school students in Poland in the rule of law, including the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary. It’s a new idea that was funded by the U.S. State Department through the U.S. Embassy.

Europa United Eurochat podcast – Polish Presidential election special with Martin Mycielski

Europa United Eurochat podcast – Polish Presidential election special with Martin Mycielski

On Monday, June 22nd, less than a week before the first round of the Polish presidential election, our colleague Martin Mycielski was a guest on a special edition of the Europa United Eurochat podcast. The episode was entirely focused on the upcoming election, so after a few questions about ODF and our work Martin dove into the history of the office of the President and its former holders, to then give an overview of the current candidates, their views and chances.

“Authoritarian regimes always strive to leave their victims on their own” – an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

“Authoritarian regimes always strive to leave their victims on their own” – an interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska

In an interview for the NewsMaker documentary “Moldova 2.0. One year without Plahotniuk”, Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, told her story of becoming a subject of a criminal case in Moldova, spoke her views on the flee of Vladimir Plahotniuk in June 2019, and explained why she considers the changes that have occurred in Moldova over the past year, insufficient.

Can Rafał Trzaskowski reverse the fortunes of Poland’s opposition?

Can Rafał Trzaskowski reverse the fortunes of Poland’s opposition?

In an interview with Emerging Europe, ODF representatives Katarzyna Szczypska and Martin Mycielski spoke about the strengths and weaknesses of the delayed start of the opposition candidate Rafał Trzaskowski in Polish presidential election, his chances of defeating the current President and also why these elections may be the last fight for the Polish democracy.

Poland’s incredulous presidential election

Poland’s incredulous presidential election

As incredible as it may seem in the current climate, with most of Europe on lockdown and national elections cancelled in Serbia and North Macedonia, Poland appears determined to go ahead with its presidential vote, set to be held on May 10. A second round, if needed, would take place two weeks later

Onet on supporting those saving our health and lives

Onet on supporting those saving our health and lives

“Poland is fighting the coronavirus pandemic. The number of people who have been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 is growing rapidly. There are also fatalities. An epidemic emergency has broken out across the country, and medical personnel are working tirelessly. It turns out that Poles want to support the people fighting for our lives and taking care of us.” Onet.pl announced the launch of the fundraising campaign #MealForADoctor (Pol. #PosiłekDlaLekarza), whose originators want to help doctors, nurses and ambulance crews by offering them free meals from local catering outlets.

Radio Zet explains the #PosiłekDlaLekarza campaign

Radio Zet explains the #PosiłekDlaLekarza campaign

“‘Meal for a Doctor’ is one of the campaigns aiming to support healthcare workers in hospitals and health centres,” Radio Zet reports.“Restaurants and catering establishments from all over the country have already declared that they will provide meals to medical staff for free. Each of us can support them in implementing this idea. We look at what the ‘Meal for a Doctor’ campaign is about, who is taking part in it and how you can join in.”

Interia shares appeal from organisers of #PosiłekDlaLekarza

Interia shares appeal from organisers of #PosiłekDlaLekarza

“‘Due to the coronavirus epidemic, health professionals have a lot of work to do. Let’s help them by paying for meals that they can order for free,’ the organisers of the action ‘Meal for the Doctor’ said in an appeal,”we read on Interia.pl.

Rzeczpospolita: #PosiłekDlaLekarza online fundraising

Rzeczpospolita: #PosiłekDlaLekarza online fundraising

Less than a day after the launch of the spontaneous action aimed at supporting Polish healthcare workers during the coronavirus epidemic. Rzeczpospolita has already covered this topic. The daily magazine reported that 45,000 zlotys have already been collected for meals for doctors.

There is one goal – to help those who are “at the forefront of the fight against the disease”. TVN24 reports on #PosiłekDlaLekarza

There is one goal – to help those who are “at the forefront of the fight against the disease”. TVN24 reports on #PosiłekDlaLekarza

“Doctors, nurses, ambulance crews. During the epidemic, all healthcare workers can count on a free meal from restaurants taking part in the actions #MealForADoctor (Pol. #PosiłekDlaLekarza) and #GastronomyIsHelping (Pol. #GastroPomaga),” reports TVN24, pointing out that although the two initiatives are organised by different people, their goal is the same – to help those “at the forefront of the fight against the disease”.

Gazeta Wyborcza reports on Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s meeting with Emmanuel Macron

Gazeta Wyborcza reports on Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s meeting with Emmanuel Macron

Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director who spent five years detained in a Russian prison, and Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, who was expelled from Poland by the Law and Justice government, met in Strasburg with French President Emmanuel Macron. An account of the visi

Polsat News: Law and Justice party loses to the Open Dialogue Foundation

Polsat News: Law and Justice party loses to the Open Dialogue Foundation

The Voivodeship Administrative Court revoked the decision to refuse Lyudmyla Kozlovska a long-term residence permit in Poland considering that the conclusions drawn by the Internal Security Agency were not rationally based on the evidence they had gathered – Polsat News reports, citing Gazeta Prawna

DGP: Has there been power abuse against Kozlovska?

DGP: Has there been power abuse against Kozlovska?

The audit of the books of account at the Open Dialogue Foundation, requested by Minister Mariusz Kamiński, lasted for over a year. Currently, the case is being looked into by the prosecutor’s office.

DGP part 1: Kozlovska’s case. State trash lab [DGP investigations]

DGP part 1: Kozlovska’s case. State trash lab [DGP investigations]

DGP has a full report from the Moldovan Investigation Committee on the Open Dialogue Foundation. The document indicates that Poland might have cooperated on the ODF case with the special services in that country controlled by the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc.

Bartosz Kramek for Gazeta Wyborcza: PiS, Moldova – a common issue

Bartosz Kramek for Gazeta Wyborcza: PiS, Moldova – a common issue

The Open Dialogue Foundation won the trial with the “Gazeta Polska” magazine, so now editor Tomasz Sakiewicz threatens the judge. And the PiS propaganda attacks the Foundation using a grotesque report of the oligarchic and corrupt parliament of Moldova.

Kramek in the @Tłit_WP studio: My wife was not surprised by the deportation

Kramek in the @Tłit_WP studio: My wife was not surprised by the deportation

On 23 August, Bartosz Kramek, Head of the Foundation Board, was a guest of Marek Kacprzak, a journalist of Wirtualna Polska, in the @Tłit_WP audition. During the interview, he commented on the expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the ODF, from the territory of the European Union.

Open Democracy on Interpol reforms postulated by ODF

Open Democracy on Interpol reforms postulated by ODF

Non-democratic states continue to issue international arrest warrants for dissidents, journalists and political opponents. The fact that the problem is continuing to be present means that regimes adapt their conducts and ultimately the new reforms do not catch up with the reality.

Onet: The Government does not want an Open Dialog

Onet: The Government does not want an Open Dialog

“Currently, there are not regular inspection activities because the system has picked Open Dialog at random but because Minister Kamiński called Minister Waszczykowski and said: “Do something with them” – comments the Head of the Foundation Board Bartosz Kramek.

Wielowieyski for Gazeta Wyborcza: Open Dialog at a crossroads

Wielowieyski for Gazeta Wyborcza: Open Dialog at a crossroads

I first came across the Open Dialog Foundation in 2011 during OSCE Summit in Warsaw, when, together with MPs of Civic Platform and Law and Justice, the ODF stood up in defence of persecuted pro-democracy activists and miners of Zhanaozen (i.e. crude oil region in Kazakhstan)

Publico: INTERPOL as a tool for political repressions

Publico: INTERPOL as a tool for political repressions

In Spain, more Turkish dissidents fall victim to the abuse by Ankara of INTERPOL mechanisms. Increasingly frequently, Turkish authorities accuse their critics of criminal offences and demand their extradition. In Granada, upon a request from Turkish authorities, the writer Dogan Akhanli was arrested

Onet publishes a release about the tax and duty inspection at the ODF

Onet publishes a release about the tax and duty inspection at the ODF

“A group of seven inspectors representing the Treasury and Customs Office in Łódź visited the Open Dialog Foundation’s domicile today. The tax ledgers and documents for 2014-2016 were retained for further investigation” – announced Onet on Monday, 7 August.

Marcin Święcicki: The reports on the ODF are false

Marcin Święcicki: The reports on the ODF are false

On 2 August, Marcin Święcicki, MP of the Civic Platform, was a guest on “24 Pytania – Rozmowa Poranka” broadcast on Polskie Radio 24. The main topic discussed by Katarzyna Adamiak-Sroczyńska included the latest right-wing media reports on the Open Dialog Foundation

Krytyka Polityczna: Open Dialog Foundation targeted by pro-government media

Krytyka Polityczna: Open Dialog Foundation targeted by pro-government media

”Spontaneous protests are an organised attempt to overthrow the government, NGOs are agents of organised influences, and Western Europe is degenerated and culturally alien” – similar rhetoric, in the opinion of the author of the article which was published on 1 August 2017 in Krytyka Polityczna

Leonidas Donskis in the reminiscences of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Leonidas Donskis in the reminiscences of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

In September 2016, Leonidas Donskis, a Lithuanian MEP, philosopher, essayist and academic teacher died prematurely. The article, devoted to him by Portal 15min, includes the reminiscences of him by President of the Open Dialog Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska.

Bartosz Kramek for Puls Biznesu: For Ukraine, Poland is the gate to the EU

Bartosz Kramek for Puls Biznesu: For Ukraine, Poland is the gate to the EU

Low living standards, war, corruption – these and other factors prompt Ukrainians to leave their country. Those who decided to start a new life in Poland, increasingly frequently consider establishing a business here. Organisations, such as Open Europe Group, offers them support.

Tygodnik Powszechny about Artur Deska and his help to refugees from the Crimea

Tygodnik Powszechny about Artur Deska and his help to refugees from the Crimea

On the 21st October, “Tygodnik Powszechny” weekly featured an article on the community of Crimean Tartars who in 2014 were forced to leave the Russian occupied peninsula and settled in Drohobych. There, they were looked after by Artur Deska – adviser to the Management Board of the Open Dialog Founda

Leading Polish media on the Chernobyl VR Project

Leading Polish media on the Chernobyl VR Project

The world premiere of the project developed by the Silesian company The Farm 51, which will be held with the support of the Open Dialogue Foundation in Kyiv on 26 April, 2016, aroused great interest in the Polish media.

K. Savchenko’s interview about harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan

K. Savchenko’s interview about harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan

In the end of June 2015, the Open Dialog Foundation published a report ’Harassment of civil society in Kazakhstan’. The Foundation’s analyst, Katerina Savchenko, provided answers to some clarifying questions in an interview with a journalist of the Radio Azattyq, Kazis Toguzbayev.

‘Ukrainian World’ features in a reportage by The Guardian

‘Ukrainian World’ features in a reportage by The Guardian

The news portal theguardian.com wrote about Ukrainians, exiled from their homes by war and poverty, who seek refuge in neighbouring Poland. In Warsaw, refugees find assistance at ‘Ukrainian World’, an aid centre run by the Open Dialog Foundation.

Anna Koj on the presidential elections in Kazakhstan

Anna Koj on the presidential elections in Kazakhstan

The current President being the only one promoted in the media, and the absence of any political agenda for Nazarbayev’s puppet opponents – Anna Koj of the Open Dialog Foundation talked about the electoral campaign before the presidential elections in Kazakhstan, in an interview with Radio Radicale.

Petro Okhotin on the need to reform Interpol

Petro Okhotin on the need to reform Interpol

Deputy of the Ukrainian Svoboda party, Oleg Osuhovsky, and Petro Okhotin of the Open Dialog Foundation talked at the Verkhovna Rada about the abuse of Interpol mechanisms by façade democracies such as Kazakhstan and Russia.

Putin’s bikers are to ride across Poland. ODF protests

Putin’s bikers are to ride across Poland. ODF protests

Describing the planned ride by Putin’s bikers across Poland, the interia.pl and niezależna.pl portals provided information about the actions aimed at blocking the entrance of the Night Wolves motorcycle gang undertaken by the Open Dialog Foundation.

Bartosz Kramek: border areas are most at threat from attacks

Bartosz Kramek: border areas are most at threat from attacks

On TVN24 Biznes i Świat’s “Otwarcie dnia” programme, the Chair of the Foundation’s Council, Bartosz Kramek, talked about the preparations now underway for a new offensive. An invasion may take place during the coming days and weeks, Kramek predicted.

Lyudmyla Kozlovska about the perception of lustration by Ukrainian media

Lyudmyla Kozlovska about the perception of lustration by Ukrainian media

Do the media in Ukraine take up the theme of lustration? Should it also cover journalists and would the media circles support the potential necessity of making lustration statements? These and other questions were answered by the President of the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF), Lyudmyla Kozlovska.

Ukrainian media about the “Never again” campaign

Ukrainian media about the “Never again” campaign

The Ukrainian media reported on the campaign organised jointly by several Ukrainian NGOs, including the Open Dialog Foundation. The people gathered there said a prayer together to commemorate the Maidan victims of February 2014 and pleaded for the ratification of the Rome Statute

Bartosz Kramek about separatists’ offensive despite the truce

Bartosz Kramek about separatists’ offensive despite the truce

The guests of a special edition of TVP Info were Bartosz Kramek, Chairman of the Open Dialog Foundation and Michał Dworczyk from the Freedom and Democracy Foundation. Besides the concluded truce, commentators also referred to the dubious unanimity of the Member States of the European Union.

Ukrainian Pravda: Bartosz Kramek on the Minsk agreements

Ukrainian Pravda: Bartosz Kramek on the Minsk agreements

“We cannot play by Moscow’s rules. The West must remind Putin that in a potential conflict, he is on a hiding to nothing and he must understand that this is not only a war waged by Russia against Ukraine alone, but also against NATO and the EU” Kramek said

TVN BiŚ: Weapons for Ukraine from Poland? “Definitely”

TVN BiŚ: Weapons for Ukraine from Poland? “Definitely”

Should Poland trade in weapons with Ukraine? –Definitely. The question whether war will break out is a rhetorical one because the war has been going on for many months now – emphasized the Chair of the Open Dialog Foundation’s Council Bartosz Kramek, interviewed by TVN BiŚ.

Do Rzeczy weekly on the use of Interpol by authoritarian regimes

Do Rzeczy weekly on the use of Interpol by authoritarian regimes

The efforts of the Open Dialog Foundation which, in its activities, opposes the use of Interpol by authoritarian countries, standing up in the defence of political refugees and pleading for a reform of Interpol, have not gone unnoticed by Do Rzeczy.

Ukrainian National News on the happening “Freedom for Savchenko”

Ukrainian National News on the happening “Freedom for Savchenko”

A recording of the Open Dialog Foundation’s happening in front of the EU Delegation in Kiev was aired by Ukrainian NationalA recording of the Open Dialog Foundation’s happening in front of the EU Delegation in Kiev was aired by Ukrainian National News (УНН News (УНН – Українські Національні Новини).

Polskie Radio: How can Poland help Ukraine?

Polskie Radio: How can Poland help Ukraine?

How can Poland help Ukraine? only financially? – These questions were answered in the studio of Polish Radio Channel One by, amongst others, representatives of the foundations working in Poland, including Natalia Panchenko of the Open Dialog Foundation.

Forbes: Conflict in Eastern Ukraine in Photographs by Viktor Gurniak

Forbes: Conflict in Eastern Ukraine in Photographs by Viktor Gurniak

Forbes has written about the exhibition organised by the Open Dialog Foundation. In front of the University of Warsaw, on Krakowskie Przedmieście, until 8th December, photographs by the Ukrainian photographer Viktor Gurniaka can be viewed. Gurniak documented, amongst other things, the fighting in th

Gazeta.pl: Protest in front of Kazakh Embassy

Gazeta.pl: Protest in front of Kazakh Embassy

The portal gazeta.pl reported on a protest by refugees and activists from Kazakhstan, which took place in front of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Warsaw on Thursday afternoon.

Super Nowości 24: Flawless “Perfect” band

Super Nowości 24: Flawless “Perfect” band

The supernowosci24.pl portal published a report on the concert on Saturday “Cooperation without borders – Podkarpacie Region for Ukraine”, which featured, amongst others, a performance by the “Perfect” band, and during which a collection was orgainsed to help Ukrainian refugees.

TVN Uwaga: Who are the Ukrainians residing in Poland?

TVN Uwaga: Who are the Ukrainians residing in Poland?

The Uwaga programme broadcasted, on a TVN channel, reportage on Natalia Panchenko, Chair of EuroMaidan Warsaw and coordinator of the ‘help for Ukraine’ campaign of the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF).

Polish Radio: More tensions in Ukraine

Polish Radio: More tensions in Ukraine

The Polish Radio station reported on more tensions in Ukraine – fights are continuously ongoing in the self-proclaimed republics. The situation was commented upon by the Foundation’s spokesman, Tomasz Czuwara.

Lyudmyla Kozlovska for Alter Mondes

Lyudmyla Kozlovska for Alter Mondes

Lyudmyla Kozlovska – President of the Open Dialog Foundation – for Alter Mondes, the French international relations magazine, about international relations, lustration and the situation in Ukraine.

TVP Rzeszów TV: 42 bulletproof vests going to Ukraine

TVP Rzeszów TV: 42 bulletproof vests going to Ukraine

Regional TV channel, TVP Rzeszów, reported on the shipment of 42 bulletproof vests by the Open Dialog Foundation and how the goods had successfully crossed the border at the Medyka – Sheginy border crossing.

Radio Wnet: Help without flashlights

Radio Wnet: Help without flashlights

Radio Wnet has written about the help provided by Polish foundations and associations to Ukraine, including the activities of the Open Dialog Foundation.

Wyborcza.pl: Warsaw residents wish Putin: “Happy last year”

Wyborcza.pl: Warsaw residents wish Putin: “Happy last year”

Wyborcza.pl: “The average male life expectancy in Russia is 62 years. The last year has started” – a poster with these words aroused the strongest emotions during the picket on Tuesday organised on the occasion of the 62nd birthday of Vladimir Putin.

IAR about situation in Kazakhstan

IAR about situation in Kazakhstan

The Radio Information Agency has published a despatch on the situation in Kazakhstan which cites a representative of the Open Dialog Foundation, Jędrzej Czerep.

Tvp.pl: Another round of aid for Ukraine

Tvp.pl: Another round of aid for Ukraine

The tvp.pl website, along with the TVP Rzeszów public TV station, reported on the ODF’s volunteers crossing the border with aid for Ukraine. Late Tuesday evening, a group of over 20 volunteers carried 70 helmets across the Polish-Ukraine border.

Reporter Polski: We shall not live here

Reporter Polski: We shall not live here

TVP 2 channel aired a report on refugees forced to leave their homes after the annexation of the Crimea by Russia. Amongst them, there are many Crimean Tatars who found refuge in places such as Drohobych.

RDC: What has happened to Nadiya Savchenko?

RDC: What has happened to Nadiya Savchenko?

The fate of the abducted Ukrainian pilot, activities of the Open Dialog Foundation and key developments in Ukraine over recent months were discussed in RDC radio’s afternoon programme Popołudnie RDC by Bartosz Kramek, Chair of the Open Dialog Foundation’s Council.

TVN 24: Ukrainian navigator to be sent to psychiatric ward

TVN 24: Ukrainian navigator to be sent to psychiatric ward

Quoting the sources of the Open Dialog Foundation, TVN 24 informed of the decision of the Voronezh court, which extended the detention of Nadiya Savchenko and ordered the Ukrainian pilot to undergo a “stationary psychiatric expert examination“.

How to use international lustration experience in Ukraine

How to use international lustration experience in Ukraine

Today, all Ukrainian society is waiting for the adoption of the lustration bill, however many parliamentarians do everything to prevent it. One of the ideas proposed by the deputy of the Party of Regions faction, Anna Herman, is to talk about lustration through recourse to international bodies.

PAP: Fundraisers for Ukraine all over the country

PAP: Fundraisers for Ukraine all over the country

The Polish Press Agency publicised fundraisers for Ukraine organised throughout Poland. Humanitarian aid is delivered, aside from the Ministry of Defense, also by organisations such as PAH, Caritas and the Open Dialog Foundation.

RDC: Parade and concerts on Ukrainian Independence Day

RDC: Parade and concerts on Ukrainian Independence Day

RDC, the regional broadcasting agency of the Polish Radio, invited the people of Warsaw to paint icons and train in Cossack martial arts and other activities. The event is due to take place on 23rd and 24th August.

Bartosz Kramek on TVN 24 BiŚ on Angela Merkel’s visit to Kyiv

Bartosz Kramek on TVN 24 BiŚ on Angela Merkel’s visit to Kyiv

The Chair of the Foundation’s Council, Bartosz Kramek, commented on Saturday’s visit by Angela Merkel to Kiev. As he noted, the German policy is conciliatory towards Russia and, as a result, in Ukraine, the Chancellor is called “Frau Ribbentrop”.

TVN24: Helmets to be returned

TVN24: Helmets to be returned

As the information portal of TVN24 puts it, 551 helmets which were confiscated at the Polish-Ukrainian border by decision of District Prosecutor of Zamość will be returned. That does not mean, however, that Oleg I., who attempted to transport the equipment, will be allowed to ship it to Ukraine.

“Gazeta Wyborcza” daily:  Helmets detained at Ukrainian border to be returned

“Gazeta Wyborcza” daily: Helmets detained at Ukrainian border to be returned

As the portal wyborcza.pl informs, the helmets seized at the border will be returned to Oleg I., who on June 28th attempted to transport the equipment through the Zosin border crossing point. Wyborcza also follows the Polish Press Agency in describing the issue of 42 bulletproof vests, which the Open Dialog Foundation was to donate […]

Dziennik Polski: Confiscated vests not to protect Ukrainians

Dziennik Polski: Confiscated vests not to protect Ukrainians

In their article of August 12th, Dziennik Polski informs of the confiscation of bulletproof vests purchased by the Open Dialog Foundation. As the author rightly notes, the vests are useless when lying idle in storage, whilst people are dying in Ukraine.

Polskieradio.pl: Polish helmets to go to Ukraine?

Polskieradio.pl: Polish helmets to go to Ukraine?

The Internet portal polskieradio.pl published an article on bulletproof vests and helmets sent to Ukraine in the context of Polish customs blocking the export of such life-saving equipment.

Vests and Helmets do not Kill

Vests and Helmets do not Kill

Natalia Panchenko, coordinator of the kuloodporni.org campaign and Chair of Euromaidan Warsaw, together with Tomasz Czuwara, spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, speaking on TVP Polonia, pointed out that neither a vest nor a helmet is capable of killing anybody – this is equipment for saving hu

Tomasz Czuwara: Common Position of Many Countries is Needed

Tomasz Czuwara: Common Position of Many Countries is Needed

Tomasz Czuwara, spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, in an interview with Superstacja television, said ‘In Angela Merkel’s actions, national interest often prevails which she puts above the interest of the entire European Union, and hence her frequent conversations with Vladimir Putin.

About Risk of Russian Intervention in Ukraine on Radio TOK FM

About Risk of Russian Intervention in Ukraine on Radio TOK FM

The spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, Tomasz Czuwara, and Anna Maria Dyner of the Polish Institute of International Affairs, interviewed by Radio TOK FM, talked about the risks and costs of an open Russian intervention in Ukraine.

Polish media on closing the investigation against Oleg I.

Polish media on closing the investigation against Oleg I.

Citing a press release from the Polish Press Agency, the Polish information portals informed of the investigation into the case against Oleg I. having been closed; the Ukrainian citizen attempted to ship over 500 helmets from Poland into Ukraine without the respective permit.

Polsat News: Sanctions: „Now or never”

Polsat News: Sanctions: „Now or never”

President of the board of the ODF, Bartosz Kramek, appeared on Polsat News to discuss sanctions towards the Russian Federation, and the Polish regulations on shipment of protective gear.

Polish media on the “Stop Putin’s Terror” Great March in Warsaw

Polish media on the “Stop Putin’s Terror” Great March in Warsaw

The Polish media reported on the “Stop Putin’s Terror” Great March organised by the Open Dialog Foundation and Euromaidan Warsaw. Around 200 persons with banners and posters marched along the streets of Warsaw in protest against Putin’s policy. In the end, candles were lit in front of the Russian embassy and balloons released – to […]

Petro Okhotin: Nadia Savchenko remains in custody

Petro Okhotin: Nadia Savchenko remains in custody

The representative of the Open Dialogue Foundation Petro Okhotin, who has currently been staying in Voronezh to observe the trial of an Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, made a comment on her case at Hromadske TV.

Onet.pl on the shipment of protective equipment to Ukraine

Onet.pl on the shipment of protective equipment to Ukraine

News portal Onet.pl reported a statement from the Ministry of Defence. Minister Siemoniak told TVN 24 that “there is no reason to stop bulletproof vests at the border.” The minister also admitted that these were non-lethal items, serving for protection and not for killing others.

Polsat News: Krzysztof Bukowski on information war

Polsat News: Krzysztof Bukowski on information war

In an interview given to Polsat News, Krzysztof Bukowski of the Open Dialog Foundation talked about the information war that rages on alongside the Ukrainian conflict, and the Russian propaganda offensive launched after the Malaysian plane was shot down over Ukraine.

Radio Radicale: The Ukrainian crisis and its repercussions in Europe

Radio Radicale: The Ukrainian crisis and its repercussions in Europe

The crisis in Ukraine and its repercussions in Europe were discussed on Radio Radicale by the President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, Elena Rybak, the wife of the deputy V Rybak killed by terrorists, and the coordinator of support for Ukraine in ODF Natalia Panchenko.

Ngo.pl: Warsaw kicked the dictator’s ball!

Ngo.pl: Warsaw kicked the dictator’s ball!

The Internet portal ngo.pl publishes a report on the event organised by the Open Dialog Foundation on the occasion of 74th birthday of the Kazakhstan president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been ruling the country with an iron fist for 20 years.

Meeting with writers in Chmielna Street

Meeting with writers in Chmielna Street

The Internet portal Rynek Książki invites for a cycle of meetings devoted to literature organized by the Open Dialog Foundation, Teologia Polityczna as well as Foksal Eleven.

Fakt.pl: Smugglers of bulletproof vests and helmets!

Fakt.pl: Smugglers of bulletproof vests and helmets!

As the website Fakt.pl informs – “The Ukrainians are on a massive armaments spree. The tense situation in the country and the lack of real protection against the separatist bandits led the nation to look for alternative ways of coping with the threat.”

IAR: Protests in front of the Russian embassy

IAR: Protests in front of the Russian embassy

Radio News Agency publishes a telegram informing of a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Warsaw, organised – among others – by the Open Dialog Foundation.

Polskieradio.pl: Vetting due for Ukraine? ”Old staff are corrupt”

Polskieradio.pl: Vetting due for Ukraine? ”Old staff are corrupt”

The Internet portal polskieradio.pl informs of a meeting by Yehor Sobolev, head of the Ukrainian Vetting Committee, with journalists in Warsaw. During the meeting, Sobolev outlined the vetting model, which – in his opinion – ought to be used and implemented in Ukraine.

Aleksandra Gajewska for Espreso.TV on the power of youth in politics

Aleksandra Gajewska for Espreso.TV on the power of youth in politics

Aleksandra Gajewska, Warsaw city councillor and head of ODF’s political affairs
department, talked on Espreso TV about her experience in local government as well as youth involvement in politics and the use of new technology for the sake of political participation.

Onet.pl: Competition is on for young Ukrainian and Polish leaders

Onet.pl: Competition is on for young Ukrainian and Polish leaders

The portal onet.pl publishes a telegram by the Polish Press Agency on Hackathon Bridge – Poland to Ukraine competition launch, one organised by the Open Dialog Foundation and Kazimierz Pułaski Foundation on the Polish side, and the Svichado foundation on the Ukrainian side.

Bartosz Kramek: We may not bury our heads in sand

Bartosz Kramek: We may not bury our heads in sand

Interviewed by Polsat News, Chair of the Foundation’s Council, Bartosz Kramek, talked about the situation before the presidential elections in Ukraine, the separatists’ determination and the engagement of the West in the conflict in Ukraine

Rp.pl: Slavyansk observers set free

Rp.pl: Slavyansk observers set free

The portal rp.pl publishes information on the release of the Open Dialog Foundation observer Serhiy Lefter and the journalist Artyom Deynega.

Foundation’s Observer on Putin’s Political Games

Foundation’s Observer on Putin’s Political Games

Interviewed by TVN24 Biznes i Świat, Open Dialog Foundation’s observer, Agnieszka Piasecka, estimated the chances of de-escalation of the conflict in relation to the appeal from the Russian Federation’s President to postpone the referendum in the east of Ukraine, planned for 11th May.

ODF for wp.pl on the situation in Donetsk

ODF for wp.pl on the situation in Donetsk

On the spirits in Donetsk and the tragic death toll of the recent days as told to the Internet portal Wirtualna Polska by the observer of the Open Dialog Foundation, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska-Moskalewicz.

RDC: Wilanów – Maidan – Joint Cause

RDC: Wilanów – Maidan – Joint Cause

On their Internet website, Radio Dla Ciebie publishes an invitation to a charity concert to assist the families of victims of Maidan clashes, co-organised by the Open Dialog Foundation.

PAP: OSCE mission unable to enter Slavyansk

PAP: OSCE mission unable to enter Slavyansk

As reported by the Polish Press Agency, “The mission by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, monitoring the execution of Geneva agreement on stabilisation of eastern Ukraine situation, is unable to enter the city of Slavyansk

Gpcodziennie.pl: PLN2000 reward for Maidan flag finder

Gpcodziennie.pl: PLN2000 reward for Maidan flag finder

The Internet edition of Gazeta Polska Codziennie informs of a PLN2000 reward being offered, organised by “Gazeta Polska” Fund and the Open Dialog Foundation, in return for assistance in recovering the Maidan Self-Defence flag which was stolen from a bookstore on Świętokrzyska Street, Warsaw.

President of the Foundation for Artvnews Chaine

President of the Foundation for Artvnews Chaine

President of the Foundation for Artvnews Chaine President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, along with the head of the African editorial office, Roger Bongos, spoke about the situation in Ukraine for Artvnews Chaine.

Conference on Lustration in Lutsk on Ukrainina media

Conference on Lustration in Lutsk on Ukrainina media

The Volynska Pravda newspaper reports on the conference on “Lustration – Solutions for Ukraine”, which was held on 10th April 2014 with the participation of representatives from Poland and Volyn’s society at the Palace of Culture in Lutsk.

NGO.pl: Polish-Ukrainian dialog open

NGO.pl: Polish-Ukrainian dialog open

The Internet portal NGO.pl reports on the actions by the Open Dialog Foundation for Ukraine – Inside the tent, which stood on Maidan for 56 days, approximately 30 volunteers worked for over 560 hours, preparing the reports on the situation in Kyiv

Lyudmyla Kozlovska on lustration in Ukraine

Lyudmyla Kozlovska on lustration in Ukraine

President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska and director of the Centre for European Initiatives in Estonia, Eugene Kryshtafovych spoke about the prospects of lustration in Ukraine on the public TV channel ‘Gromaska’ .

Wysokie Obcasy on the help for Ukraine

Wysokie Obcasy on the help for Ukraine

Wysokie Obcasy, the Gazeta Wyborcza supplement, contains an article about the help for Maidaners provided by Ukrainian women living in Poland.

Adwokatura.pl: Warsaw lawyers help Maidan victims

Adwokatura.pl: Warsaw lawyers help Maidan victims

According to the webpage adwokatura.pl, during the ‘Adwokackie Charytatywne Ostatki Kresowe (Lawyers’ Charitable Borderland Pre-Lent Carnival) in Warsaw over 6 000 PLN was collected in aid of the victims of Kiev’s Maidan.

TVP Warszawa plays alongside us!

TVP Warszawa plays alongside us!

TVP Warszawa reported on a city game organised by the Foundation for Ukraine through its news bulletin. The event involved over 40 people. The first to finish was a team of two from Łódź. Funds in aid of Ukraine were raised during the game.

Krzysztof Bukowski for TVN24 Biznes i Świat

Krzysztof Bukowski for TVN24 Biznes i Świat

Krzysiek Bukowski of the Open Dialog Foundation for TVN24 Biznes i Świat on the situation in the Crimea before the referendum which is to decide about its status:

Polsat News on the city game

Polsat News on the city game

Ewelina Trześniewska and Krzysztof Bukowski spoke on Polsat News about the city game organised to support Ukraine, by the Open Dialog Foundation.

Wp.pl on the humanitarian aid for Ukraine

Wp.pl on the humanitarian aid for Ukraine

The internet service Wirtualna Polska has published a list of activities in support of Ukraine, informing, among other things, about the fund raising conducted by the Open Dialog Foundation.

Musical support for Maidan

Musical support for Maidan

The culture.pl web portal has described the campaign of supporting Ukraine organised by independent musicians.

Onet: The Open Dialogue Foundation helps injured doctors on EuroMaidan

Onet: The Open Dialogue Foundation helps injured doctors on EuroMaidan

“Berkut – the Ukrainian militia units, adds another dark chapter to its history, with their goals becoming doctors. “The protagonist of Onet reporters, who are in Ukraine, has been the victim of Berkut’s attack. In a video report he tells us that the gunshot fired at him is the one to shoot to anima

About Kazakhstan and visa problems in the Polskie Radio 24 (Polish Radio 24)

About Kazakhstan and visa problems in the Polskie Radio 24 (Polish Radio 24)

On 26 April, the Polish Radio 24 hosted Lyudmyla Kozlovska and Bartosz Kramek from the Open Dialog Foundation. The broadcast was held on the occasion of an opening of an international conference in Astana, devoted to the future of the region after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan