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.
On the 8th of July 2020, Forsal reported that the Open Dialogue Foundation received a grant from the U.S. Department of State for the promotion of rule of law in Poland.
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.
On 8 July 2020, Dziennik.pl published information that the Open Dialogue Foundation received funds from the U.S. Department of State to promote the idea of the rule of law in Poland
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.
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.
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.
A prosecutor from Gagauzia with a colourful curriculum vitae closed the investigation against the head of ODF.
The Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Cases (PCCOCS) has stopped prosecuting the Head of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The information was confirmed by the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Moldova, Alexandr Stoianoglo, in an interview with NewsMaker.
The Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Organised Crime and Special Cases has closed the investigation against the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska. The information was confirmed by Alexandr Stoianoglo, in an interview with NewsMaker.
Before the announced presidential election on May 10 in Poland, the Director of Public Affairs of the Open Dialogue Foundation Martin Mycielski gave an interview to the Finnish magazine Suomen Kuvalehti, in which he assessed the real chances of conducting safe and constitutional elections.
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
A few days ago, we wrote that the #MealForDoctor campaign had surpassed the organisers’ wildest expectations. The success of the fundraiser was also reflected in the Polish media, including online healthcare portals.
Although most of the COVID-19 cases in Poland have been recorded in Warsaw, restaurateurs from all over the country have decided to join the #MealForDoctor campaign and support local hospital workers with meals.
The Open Dialogue Foundation, the Low Contributions Association, Spontaneous Civic Campaign Headquarters and Civil Development Forum have launched an online fundraiser for meals for Polish healthcare workers, who are now spending even more time at work due to the coronavirus epidemic, leading Polish media reported.
“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.
“‘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.”
“‘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.
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.
“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”.
On Thursday, 12 December 2019, the European Parliament held a conference entitled „The Law and Justice Campaign against the Polish Judiciary”, organised by the Renew Europe group and the Open Dialogue Foundation. The event found reverberation in the Polish media, both pro-government and independent.
Soon after ODF’s press conference on 10 October 2019, the CMWP published an appeal on its website, calling for “all journalists and Internet users to act prudently and reliably, and not to get emotional when reporting the causes, course and content of the press conference”.
During a press conference on 11 October 2019, representatives and proxies of ODF presented 20 lawsuits filed against pro-government politicians, journalists, activists and media organisations in connection with a “mass propaganda campaign” they were supposed to launch against the Foundation.
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
On 1 October, Oleg Sentsov, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation and Oleksandra Romantsova from the Centre for Civil Liberties (CCL) met President Emmanuel Macron at the seat of the Permanent Representation of France to the Council of Europe. The event itself has been broadly discussed by both French and international media.
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
A Provincial Administrative Court has found that the Internal Security Agency’s conclusions regarding the president of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, are not based on the evidence presented by the agency.
The Voivodeship Administrative Court ruled that the conclusions drawn by the agency were not rationally derived from the evidence it has gathered.
The head of the Open Dialogue Foundation has won her second battle against the Law and Justice ruling party. The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw rejected the decision which denied her the residence permit in Poland.
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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs argues that they were against using the discussion about the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland to deal with the Moldovan opposition.
The fiscal inspection of ODF’s activity was requested by the then head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, W. Waszczykowski. The case was transferred to the Customs and Tax Office in Łódź, which had previously been headed by Tomasz Waszczykowski, the brother of the head of the ministry of diplomacy
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.
After nearly a one year of battle, the details of the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation were deleted from the Schengen Information System. Polish authorities were forced to remove Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s record.
Having been granted a long-term resident’s EU card, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the head of the Open Dialogue Foundation, is no longer included in the Schengen Information System, according to DGP information.
The Regional Administrative Court has considered the documents substantiating the decision on Lyudmyla Kozlovska’s expulsion from Poland as “overgeneralised” and demanded her case be reconsidered by the Office for Foreigners.
On 10 June 2019, the portal Grani.ru published an article on the seminar of the Commission “Truth, justice and reconciliation between Russia, Ukraine and the EU”, which took place at the beginning of the month in the French city of Caen in Normandy.
The participants of the third seminar “Truth, justice and reconciliation between Russia, Ukraine and the EU”, which took place on June 2-5 in Caen, Normandy, issued a declaration calling on Russia to immediately stop the war with Ukraine and release all political prisoners.
On 28 May 2019, Michael Weiss published an article in Daily Beast “about the way far-right populists in Europe (…) suck up to Russia.” Weiss focused on the use of the Fourth Estate – the media – that has become a tool in populists’ hands making it “a one-party propaganda sheet.”
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.
The authors of a recent article in The Sunday Times link the Open Dialogue Foundation to the practice of money laundering. The article, which was widely commented on in Poland, reproduces information from August 2018, and its authors are not employees of the respectable newspaper.
Poll results have demonstrated that Poles are the most liked nation in Ukraine, ahead of Belarussians and Canadians. Yet, we do our best to make Ukrainians stop liking us.
The case of ODF President Lyudmyla Kozlovska has been featured in a recent article from Netherlands’ leading newspaper, NRC Handelsblad.
A declassified report by the parliamentary committee charged with investigating the “circumstances of Open Dialogue’s interference into Moldova’s internal affairs” claims that the Open Dialogue Foundation has been financed by sources including money stolen from Moldovan banks
On 17 December, the Parliament published a secret report by a parliamentary commission about the inquest into the “circumstances of the interference of the «Open dialog» foundation in the internal politics of Moldova”. In it, the foundation and its founder Lyudmila Kozlovska are accused of working
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent who is in charge of relations with Moldova and Eastern European countries, visited Chisinau on 5-6 December. In an interview with the NM editor-in-chief Galina Vasilyeva, Kent spoke about how the United States will assess the Moldovan elections
The Customs and Tax Office (Urząd Celno-Skarbowy, UCS) in Łódź has calculated that the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) is to pay over PLN 700,000 of unpaid tax. This morning, the Internal Security Agency announced the initiation of an investigation into the Foundation.
On 29 October 2018, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, and the Chairperson of the Foundation Board, Bartosz Kramek, were interviewed by Radio International. They gave their own account of the political situation in Poland, and talked about the deportation of the Presi
Poland is abusing EU visa systems to punish government critics, an activist has said, in a case which highlights Europe’s loss of trust in Warsaw.
Following the expulsion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), from Poland, large pro-government media, from the Polish Radio to ‘Gazeta Polska’, were quoting Kazakhstani, Moldovan and Ukrainian media in their coverages.
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.
Ukrainian activists, journalists and human rights defenders express their indignation at the deportation of Lyudmyla Kozlovska from Poland and the EU. Moreover, politicians from several Ukrainian parties asked the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to obtain explanations from the Polish side.
“Such a fierce attempt at gagging the Foundation and undermining its work, despite its undisputable contributions and achievements, is just bewildering. Obviously, there is one country which clearly dislikes the Open Dialog Foundation. It is Russia.” – says Andrzej Wielowieyski.
Guy Verhofstadt, Alice Stollmeyer and a number of other European activists and politicians speak out in defence of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation who has been removed from the EU territory upon demand of the Polish authorities – reports Newsweek.
One may well anticipate the abuse of Interpol’s Red Notice system by Kremlin to persecute its political adversaries. However, such abuse of the Schengen Information System by the government of an EU Member State in order to silence its critic is quite shocking – says Euan MacDonald.
The Polish right-wing government is still finding new instruments to attack democracy and the rule of law. However, the government has now set a truly surprising precedent. Warsaw has used its EU power to deport critics of the government.
Some Moldovan media, considered as close to the Democratic Party, reported the deportation from Poland of the head of the Open Dialog Foundation, a civil society activist from Ukraine Lyudmyla Kozlovska. These media claim that Kozlovska was deported from the EU
Poland placed Lyudmyla Kozlovska on the Schengen Information System (SIS) alert list which resulted in her immediate deportation from the EU territory. This opened yet another stage of the battle led by the Polish Government against the Open Dialog Foundation, considering that Bartosz… (read more)
On Thursday 19 July, 2018, Italian Senator Roberto Rampi together with the Open Dialog Foundation and the Italian Federation for Human Rights, hosted a press conference at the premises of the Italian Senate entitled “In defense of civil liberties. Testimonies from Russia, Moldova and Kazakhstan”
On May 24, Gazeta Wyborcza published a column entitled “Good change counted in ziobrys” on the application of the Minister of Foreign Affairs to the court to dismiss the board of the Open Dialog Foundation and the last similar case regarding the organization Citizens of the Republic of Poland.
The right-wing internet focused on the fate of the hunter of the Russian influence in Poland, a victim of ‘Putin’s trolls’. Among emotional posts, it is easy to lose track of facts. And those are not very convenient for the hunter.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received the court’s decision dismissing the motion to suspend the management board and appoint a compulsory administrator for the Open Dialog Foundation; the Ministry is planning to file a complaint in the matter” Gazeta Prawna writes.
When arriving in Ukraine, political refugees do not leave their problems behind; on the contrary, they face new ones.
On 24 October 2017, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska spoke in Hromadske TV about how the international system for the exchange of information on criminals had become a repressive mechanism and how authoritarian states use the Interpol to their advantage.
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.
“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.
A women’s organisation has lost about 80 to 90 percent of its funding. Seven hundred court cases have been instituted against participants in protests organised by civil society associations. Another organisation is facing extensive custom and tax inspections.
On Wednesday, 13 September 2017, Gazeta Wyborcza published an interview, given by President of the Open Dialog Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska and President of the Foundation Board Bartosz Kramek to Igor T. Miecik. The text, entitled ‘Open Dialog is defending itself’, is presented below.
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)
An article posted on the website of the Polsat News channel was devoted to the participation of the Head of the Foundation Board of the ODF Bartosz Kramek in the discussion panel organised during the conference of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Fugitive alerts issued by Interpol, the international law enforcement clearinghouse, can make it hard for fugitives to slip across borders. But, the group’s ‘red notice’ database is frequently used by authoritarian governments to control and prosecute dissidents, human rights activists
The issue of abusive Red Notices has become topical once again in the media, after Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, Mr Doğan Akhanlı. In an article published by an Italian newspaper, ‘L’Opinione delle Libertà’, it takes the example of the Turkish dissident
Even though ODF has not officially received, though any channel, any information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MSZ) or the court, the possibility of appointing a compulsory administrator for the Foundation is widely discussed by Polish media such as Newsweek or Wirtualna Polska.
„The Ministry of Foreign affairs is considering the appointment of a compulsory administrator for the Open Dialog Foundation” Newsweek communicated on the 21st August, relying on information from the Ministry’s press office.
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
On 19 July, Onet published a detailed analysis of a report by Marcin Rey, an editor of “The Russian Fifth Column in Poland”, who focused on the activities of the Open Dialog Foundation and its financing sources
Members of the Global Ukrainians network are alarmed by recent allegations (utterly unproven) coming from certain state media outlets in Poland concerning alleged ODF’s links to Russian secret services, and by mass distortion of information in reports of Euromaidan events
When they dared to criticise the PiS government, they were accused of arms trafficking, taking money from the Kremlin and being an “agent of influence.” – As a foundation, we support the rule of law and human rights. And we name those who violate them – said Lyudmyla Kozlovska, president of the ODF.
An extensive interview with Lyudmyla Kozlovska was released on 11 August this year. In this interview, the ODF President explained the rationale behind the Foundation’s statement on the current situation in Poland
“The Ministry give the Foundation three days to unpublish the manifesto written by Bartosz Kramek” – Onet informed on the 8th August. The portal devoted an extensive article to the Foreign Ministry’s measures which are a consequence of the Head of the Foundation Board speaking on the … (read more)
“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.
It is very surprising to us to read statements, unsupported by evidence, about the alleged links of the Open Dialog Foundation with the Russian special services. It seems that the publications, which appear in certain government media, are retaliation for the active position of the organisation.
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
Last week, Polish Television (TVP) broadcast a material in which it accused the Chair of the Open Dialog Foundation Bartosz Kramek of “calling for an overthrow of the government and destabilisation of the state” and presented its theory on the aim behind the Foundation holding a concession.
“TVP Channel, in its quest for the sensational, has gone so far that it met with criticism coming from the least expected side. Wojciech Mucha in “Gazeta Polska” referred to the revelations concerning the Open Dialog Foundation as “very serious fake news”
”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
„Never before, have ministers of the Polish government, under dictation from nationalist and anti-Ukrainian circles, considered our delegalization – this is how the Open Dialog Foundation responded to the reports that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested its detailed fiscal inspection”
The Wirtualna Polska internet portal is another medium, next to, amongst others, Gazety.pl, TVN24 or Radio Zet, which has devoted its material to an attack by the government and pro-government media against the Open Dialog Foundation
On 31st July, Bartosz Kramek, Head of the Foundation Board, taking part in Anna Dryjańska’s interview presented by “naTemat” and in social media, summarised the current situation in Poland and controversies around his letter titled: “Let the state stop: let us deactivate the government!”
According to naTemat, Professor Andrzej Zybertowicz, an advisor to President of Poland has proposed the claim that Google Inc. supports only those NGOs which oppose the Law and Justice: “He has accused this giant technological enterprise of supporting the Open Dialog Foundation
„In an interview, a Moldovan oligarch – monopolist Vladimir Plahotniuc called Petro Poroshenko his close friend. The war relations between the Ukrainian and Moldovan oligarchs have a symbolic context in the sense of a similar trajectory of both states” writes Victoria Voytsitska, a Ukrainian deputy.
On 31st July, Bartosz Kramek, Head of the Foundation Board, taking part in Anna Dryjańska’s interview presented by “naTemat” and in social media, summarised the current situation in Poland and controversies around his letter titled: “Let the state stop: let us deactivate the government!”.
In Ukraine, there has been a dangerous tendency to deviate from the Maidan slogan “Human rights above all”. This tendency was the subject of the press conference entitled “Three Years After Maidan: Alarm Bells For Human Rights”, held by Human Rights Agenda on 18 July, 2017, at the Ukrainian CMC.
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.
The possibility of EU lifting the visa requirement for Ukrainians is good news, among others, for the ODF, which has supported the civil society in Ukraine since the time of the EuroMaidan. The consequences of entering a visa-free regime up to 90 days were discussed by R. Korbut on the Tok FM show.
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.
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
On the 7th October, the date of Vladimir Putin’s birthday, the Euromaidan-Warszawa Foundation organised a silent protest by the Russian Embassy and its participants brought portraits of victims of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
In a recent interview conducted by Domenico Letizia for Cronache di Napoli, an Italian newspaper, Anna Koj, head of the Open Dialog’s EU Office, spoke about the Foundation’s work in promoting democracy and the rule of law in the post-Soviet states.
The German international broadcasting company Deutsche Welle (DW) reported some results of the study on prolonged pre-trial detention in Ukraine. The study was carried out by the Open Dialog Foundation under the auspices of the Ukrainian Bar Association.
“The Ukrainian World, situated at the corner of the Świętokrzyska Street and Nowy Świat in Warsaw, closed its doors after two and a half years of activity. The centre was helping Ukrainians and promoting the Ukrainian culture”, writes Gazeta Wyborcza.
The Open Dialog Foundation released a statement on May 9 regarding the involvement of Russian officials in the ‘Magnitsky list’ who are also involved in other politically motivated criminal proceedings in Russia – the Red Notice Law Journal informed.
“After nearly 5 years, the Polish citizen was released from the Ukrainian custody. The Open Dialog Foundation, involved in the case of . Orlov, admitted that that change of the preventive measure and the consent to the re-examination of the case would not have been possible without the cooperation.
The return of the Ukrainian pilot, imprisoned by Russia, to her homeland, reverberated broadly in the Polish media. Representatives of the Open Dialog Foundation, in the interviews for TVN 24 bis, Poland Times and other media, commented on the circumstances in which Nadia Savchenko was released.
The event, organised , among others, by the Euromaidan Warsaw and the Open Dialog Foundation, was not only reported by the Polish and Ukrainian media; Ukrainian diaspora’s online portals around the world also became interested in it.
The world premiere of the first interactive virtual museum of Chernobyl took place in the Kyiv History Museum on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 marking the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.
On April 20, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation gave an interview to Danylo Janevsky, who runs the LifeKod program. The topic of the conversation was the world premiere of the virtual museum of Chernobyl, which will take place this Tuesday at the Museum of the History of Kyiv.
On 14 April, Belsat TV, the only independent Belarusian TV channel, broadcasted an interview with the Head of the Open Dialog Foundation’s EU Office, Anna Koj. She discussed the case of Nadia Savchenko, recently sentenced by the Russian court to 22 years of prison.
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.
The Chernobyl VR Project, which, thanks to the support of the Open Dialog Foundation, will have its premiere in Kyiv, aroused the interest of stock exchange portals
In his latest piece for L’Opinione, Italian on-line magazine on civil freedoms and rights, Domenico Letizia calls Kazakhstan the state of “injustice” and analyses the problem of the continuous use of various repressive methods.
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.
In an interview for D. Letizia from an Italian newspaper Il Garantista, A. Koj spoke about the active role of the ODF in promoting greater respect for human rights. She also mentioned the need for a stronger response of the West, the role of Putin’s propaganda and its influence on Italian media.
Spacerowa Street [which has been nominated for renaming] is located in the immediate vicinity of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw. According to Gazeta Wyborcza, the idea is supported by renowned politicians and activists.
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.
Gazeta Wyborcza wrote about volunteers from the Open Dialog Foundation and the threat of closure of the centre for aid for Ukrainian immigrants.
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.
– Sometimes they come with a bundle containing all their belongings, sometimes they arrive in good cars, with cash – that’s how Mateusz Kramek from the Open Dialog Foundation describes newcomers addressing ‘Ukrainian World’, in an interview with a Newsweek journalist.
This is a group which affirms violence and totalitarianism, believes Tomasz Czuwara, head of the Open Dialog Foundation’s press office, cited directly by Wprost weekly.
“This is an organisation whose nature brings terrorist methods to mind,” Bartosz Kramek said in an interview yesterday on the programme “Czarno na białym”.
Ukrainian and Russia media are widely commenting upon the article of “Radio Svoboda” about the protest of Polish activists, politicians, and non-governmental organisations, including the Open Dialog Foundation, against the Russian motorbike gang Night Wolves riding through Poland.
Interviewed by Polish Radio, the spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF), Tomasz Czuwara assessed the military potential of the Ukrainian army emphasising how important it is for the West to provide Ukrainians with training and support.
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.
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.
In an article published by the “Ukrainian Pravda”, the Chair of the Foundation’s Council, Bartosz Kramek presents the crisis the Ukrainian state is currently undergoing as a potential business opportunity.
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.
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.
Isolation of the Crimean Peninsula, difficulties in providing people with basic goods, the situation of the marginalised Crimean Tatars and Moscow’s financial difficulties were discussed for the pdf.edu.pl portal by Tomasz Czuwara.
The head of projects to support lustration and reform of the judiciary in Ukraine, Agnieszka Piasecka of the Open Dialog Foundation, spoke for the Wnet radio station about how reforms are being conducted in Ukraine.
Natalia Panchenko of the Open Dialog Foundation spoke on the Uwaga! programme about the many hours of queuing at the Department for Foreigners’ Affairs office and the corruption and bureaucracy faced by foreigners in Poland.
– “Human power has its source in the soul rather than in the flesh. Life is a difficult business, and therefore it is easier to go through it with a smile on your face”, – Ukrainians in Poland, quoted by foreign media, write in letters to wounded soldiers in Odessa.
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, Anastasia Chornogorska and Petro Okhotin of the Open Dialog Foundation presented to the Ukrainian media the “Savchenko List”, which is a list of persons involved in the persecution of the Ukrainian lieutenant.
In an interview for Polsat News, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation, commented on the recent death of Boris Nemtsov, shot dead just in front of the Kremlin.
Tomasz Czuwara of the Open Dialog Foundation talked for TVP Bydgoszcz about the realities faced in Poland by Ukrainians emigrating from the East.
The US, the UK and Poland will send military instructors to Ukraine. This decision was commented on by Bartosz Kramek, Chair of the Open Dialog Foundation’s Council on TVN Biznes i Świat.
In his interview for the ‘Ukrainskaya Pravda’, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation, Bartosz Kramek debunked the myth that Western arms deliveries to Ukraine will not be able to stop Russia
The spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, Tomasz Czuwara, commented for the dziennikpolski24.pl portal, on the situation of the Ukrainians seeking refugee status in Poland.
Rzeczpospolita daily published an article by Izabela Kacprzak and Marcin Pieńkowski about the mass-scale campaign to intimidate people associated with the Open Dialog Foundation.
The portal gazetaprawna.pl and the Kazakh independent portal respublika-kaz.info have provided information about the protest in Warsaw against the most recent nomination of the head of the Ukrainian Prosecution Authority
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.
“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
Natalia Panchenko commented, for the portal forsal.pl, on the peace stipulations adopted in Minsk. In her view, the chances of their implementation are small
Tomasz Czuwara and Agnieszka Góralska commented on Polish Radio on the compromise reached in Minsk. The commentators say the outbreak further conflicts is only a matter of time.
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.
Tomasz Czuwara from the ODF along with Agaton Koziński from Polska The Times on ‘Business and World’ of the TVN channel spoke about the concessive mission of Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande
A pożyteczni.pl programme shown on the TVP Info channel was devoted to the Open Dialog Foundation, during which we talked about the help we provide to refugees from Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
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.
The streets of Warsaw witnessed on Sunday demonstrations against the Russian aggression. In addition to Poland’s capital, Krakowalso protested against the occupation of part of Ukraine’s territory.
Tomasz Maciejczuk of the Open Dialog Foundation talked, for Newsweek Polska, about the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Donbas and his work as a volunteer in Eastern Ukraine.
A year on from the outbreak of protests on the Maidan, Krzysztof Bukowski from the Open Dialog Foundation told TVP Info about the conditions under which the ODF carried out its mission in the streets of Kiev.
On TV Republika, a volunteer of the Open Dialog Foundation, Tomasz Maciejczuk, talked about the beastly treatment given to Ukrainian prisoners of war by separatists
President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska talked, for socportal.info,about the background of the adoption byPACE of a resolution maintaining the deprivation of the right to vote for Russia.
A volunteer of the Open Dialog Foundation, Tomasz Maciejczuk, spoke on the TVN24 about Ukrainian prisoners of war and their oppressors, depicted in the brutal documentary film, which has recently been leaked on the internet.
As many as 6,000 people have already died in the conflict in Ukraine. They lost their lives because Russians have decided to seperate the Donbass from Ukraine.
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).
A volunteer of the Open Dialog Foundation, Tomasz Maciejczuk, talked on TVN BiŚ about the Ukrainians killed amongst the rubble of the new Donetsk airport terminal.
Bartosz Kramek and Zenya Klimakyin of TVN BiŚ as well as Tomasz Maciejczuk, straight from the front line, talked about the heroic defence of the airport in Donetsk by Ukrainian soldiers.
In Warsaw, the‘Nadyia Savchenko Park’ has been created, Wyborcza.pl portal reports. A park named after the Ukrainian Lieutenant now appears on Google Maps owing to a campaign organised by the Open Dialog Foundation.
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.
The gazeta.pl portal elaborated on the proceedings regarding the transportation of bulletproof vests to Ukraine, as they are seemingly endless.
Chairman of the Board of the Foundation, Bartosz Kramek, commented for the portal gazeta.pl on the proceedings, ongoing in the District Prosecutor’s Office in Zielona Góra, regarding the transportation of bulletproof vests to Ukraine.
The polskieradio.pl portal announced the release from prison of the Kazakh opposition member, Muratbek Ketebayev. The judges recognised the arguments of the Polish Embassy in Madrid, which intervened in Ketebayev’s case.
In its news programme, TVP Rzeszów reported that a Pole has been wounded by shots fired by separatists in Donbas.
As Dziennik Polski reports, since the beginning of 2014, nearly 2.100 Ukrainians have filed applications for refugee status in Poland. To date, no one has been awarded such a status.
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
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.
The portal gazeta.pl reported on the seizure by customs officers from Olsztyn of EUR 50,000 worth of bullet-proof vests which were part of a humanitarian aid shipment for Ukraine.
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.
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).
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.
Gazeta.pl published information about Saturday’s concert and fundraising for Ukrainian refugees.
The Rzeszów branch of Polish Television channel TVP provides information on its website about a concert to be held on Saturday and a collection of funds organised to support Ukrainian refugees.
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.
The student television channel of the University of Warsaw, Uniwerek TV, has recorded a programme about Putin’s 62nd birthday in Warsaw. The event was organised by the Open Dialog Foundation in cooperation with EuroMaidan Warsaw.
The TVP info portal describes the situation regarding the plaque installed at the place, where until recently, the statue of the “Sleeping Four” was to be placed. The plaque was to commemorate the victims of Maidan and ATO.
Tomasz Czuwara, spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, in an interview with Polsat News about the statue on Wileński Square and on the matter of a rather large plaque at the former place of the “Sleeping Four” statue.
Wyborcza.pl describes the activities of Polish organisations which help those in need in Ukraine; the Open Dialog Foundation was mentioned amongst them.
In its dispatch on the parliamentary elections in Ukraine, the Polish Press Agency (PAP) cited, amongst others, Bartosz Kramek – Chair of the Council of the Open Dialog Foundation
The website naszemiasto.pl mentioned the vote that took place on Sunday at the Ukrainian Embassy.
Warsaw’s gazeta.pl reported on the ODF’s activities related to the parliamentary election in Ukraine.
If the conflict in the Donbas ‘freezes’, the territory controlled by separatists, in economic terms, may come to mirror the fate of Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Wyborcza, quoting an ODF correspondent Agnieszka Góralska, reported the case of a Ukrainian soldier, whose arm had been cut off by separatists because he had a tattoo with Ukrainian coat of arms.
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 has written about the help provided by Polish foundations and associations to Ukraine, including the activities of the Open Dialog Foundation.
The Open Dialog Foundation spokesman, in his interview for Polskie Radio, tells of the transport with humanitarian aid sent to Ukraine on Wednesday. The donated items included an ambulance, warm clothes and food.
Open Dialog Foundation correspondent Agnieszka Góralska tells gazeta.pl of the aid convoy dispatched to Ukraine.
Electronic editions of titles such as Gazeta Wyborcza, Wprost, Rzeczpospolita or TVN Warszawa informed of a convoy of aid for Ukraine organised by the Open Dialog Foundation.
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.
Polish Internet websites and portals informed of a manifestation organised by the Open Dialog Foundation as well as the EuroMaidan Warsaw on Vladimir Putin’s 62nd birthday.
According to PAP, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs admits the fact that MEP R. Harms was refused entry to Russia was “directly linked to the existence of a black list.”
Wirtualna Polska and Gazeta Wyborcza, after the Polish Press Agency, reported the halting of the German MEP, R. Harms at the Moscow airport.
Despite holding a diplomatic passport, the German MEP, R. Harms, was not allowed into the territory of Russia – onet.pl reports.
The transfer of the Ukrainian female pilot from Voronez to Russia, where she will most probably undergo “psychiatric observation”, was reported by Polish Radio relying on information from the Open Dialog Foundation.
Relying on information from the Open Dialog Foundation, Onet.pl portal reports that the Ukrainian lieutenant, Nadhezda Savchenko, has been found.
ODF’s press officer, Tomasz Czuwara, commented on the statement of NATO’s Commander-in-Chief in Europe Philip Breedlove on TVN24 Biznes i Świat, who does not believe that a truce in the east of Ukraine will be observed.
The Radio Information Agency has published a despatch on the situation in Kazakhstan which cites a representative of the Open Dialog Foundation, Jędrzej Czerep.
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.
‘70 helmets were donated for Ukrainian soldiers by the Open Dialog Foundation. Over 20 ODF volunteers carried the gear across the pedestrian border crossing in Medyka late Tuesday evening’ – reported the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
Dziennik Polski has published a note about the Open Dialog Foundation’s aid campaign for Ukraine.
Open Dialog’s correspondent, Agnieszka Góralska, in her interview for the Polish Radio Katowice, talked about the most urgent needs of the volunteer battalions fighting in Ukraine’s eastern regions, and refugees’.
Citing the Polish Press Agency, Wirtualna Polska portal reported that Ukrainian soldiers had been provided with helmets donated by the Open Dialog Foundation.
TVN 24 provided information about protective helmets which the Open Dialog Foundation conveyed to Ukrainian soldiers on Tuesday.
Portal wyborcza.pl reported on the confiscation of EUR 50,000 worth of vests from Ukrainians who had attempted to transport equipment protecting life, as the Open Dialog Foundation assures.
The website ngo.pl has published an invitation to an event “Hopes for Ukrainian Ossów” which was organised by the Open Dialog Foundation and Euromaidan Warsaw.
As reported by dziennik.pl portal – 200 used vests which were to be delivered to Ukraine, were seized by the Internal Security Agency and have been lying in storage in the Lubuskie region.
Gazeta Lubuska reported the holding by the Internal Security Agency (ABW) of 200 vests which were to be delivered to Ukraine.
Tomasz Czuwara commented, for TVP info, on the truce between Ukraine and Russia. The Foundation’s spokesman stated: “there are fewer victims of the conflict, but during the cease-fire the parties are rearming their militaries getting ready for an escalation”.
Relying on information from the Open Dialog Foundation, the Ukrainian Pravda reported on the course of the hearing in Nadyia Savchenko’s case of 12th September.
There is a shortage of almost everything in Ukraine – medicines, vaccines, food. The Polish Press Agency (PAP) provides information about the support given to Ukraine by Polish humanitarian organisations, including the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF).
Volunteers of Volyn Self-Defence, who organised a car rally around Poland, visited Olsztyn, where they met city residents and talked about what is actually going on in Ukraine.
The Radio News Agency (IAR) informed us about a charity rally organised by a group of Ukrainian motorcyclists, who will ride their bikes through Poland and Germany, conducting an information campaign about Ukraine.
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.
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.
The Polish Press Agency (PAP) has provided information about the discontinuation of the investigation into the export to Ukraine of bullet-proof vests.
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“.
The Internet portals wyborcza.pl, onet.pl, wpolityce.pl and wp.pl informed of the humanitarian aid delivered by the Polish Ministry of National Defense to 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.
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, 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.
Radio Zet invited the citizens of Warsaw to celebrate Ukrainian Independence Day. On this occasion, the capital will host concerts and parades.
In its Friday edition, the Dziennik Polski daily informs of the case of bulletproof vests confiscated on the Polish-Ukrainian border, forming part of the humanitarian aid delivered to the Ukrainian military.
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”.
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.
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 […]
Can talks change anything at all? Can the EU help Ukraine, and how? These and other questions answered by Tomasz Czuwara, spokesman to the Foundation, on Polish radio channel one.
The regional Zamość newspaper “Kronika Tygodnia“ reports on the verdict by the Tomaszów Mazowiecki court in the case of the 42 seized bulletproof vests.
In an interview with TVP television, the spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, Tomasz Czuwara commented on the attack of Russian separatists on a bus carrying refugees.
The Internet edition of “Gazeta Zamojska” described the case of the 42 bulletproof vests confiscated from the transport of humanitarian aid, sent by the Open Dialog Foundation for the Ukrainian military and civilians.
Coordinator of the Open Dialog Foundation, Anne Souleliac, was interviewed by the public radio station “France Inter” to whom she talked, amongst other things, about the observance of human rights in Kazakhstan.
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.
Polish Press Agency reports, citing the Dziennik Polski, on the confiscation of bulletproof vests which were part of the humanitarian aid being sent to Ukraine by the Open Dialog Foundation.
Krzysztof Bukowski of the Open Dialog Foundation appeared on TVP info’s morning show to talk about the Russian convoy.
The Open Dialog Foundation coordinator, Natalia Panchenko, in her interview for Polsat News mentioned the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, Tomasz Czuwara, and attorney Wojciech Mądrzycki commented on the district court’s decision to dismiss their complaint in the case of bulletproof vests that were seized as evidence in a pending investigation.
Tomasz Czuwara talked in an interview for TVP info about the campaign that involved handing out apples outside of the Ukrainian embassy in Warsaw.
Agnieszka Góralska, correspondent to the Open Dialog Foundation, speaks of the action by the Kyiv authorities on Republika TV. The action’s goal was to clear the Independence square of the tent town.
The Europejczycy.info portal provided information on the campaign “eat apples to annoy Putin”, organised by the Open Dialog Foundation and EuroMaidan Warsaw.
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.
Radio News Agency published a telegram on the court trial of the Open Dialog Foundation, charged with shipping bulletproof vests into Ukraine.
Despite three rounds of sanctions, the crisis in eastern Ukraine has not been staved off, and now it is Ukraine which intends to impose sanctions on Russia – Press TV reports.
The President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska has commented on clashes in Kiev’s Maidan that erupted when the last tents and barricades were being dismantled.
“There is a need for many countries to take a common stance against Putin’s imperialistic policy” – said spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, Tomasz Czuwara, in his interview for Supertstacja.
On radio TOK FM about the possible military intervention and the situation in Donetsk – an interview with Tomasz Czuwara, spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, and Anna Maria Dyner of the Polish Institute of International Affairs
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, 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.
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.
A commentator for the international department at the Polish “Rzeczpospolita” daily Ruslan Shoshin speaks in his interview for tv.rp.pl about assistance for the Ukrainian army fighting in the east of the country being delivered by Ukrainians residing in Poland
The scale of the sanctions imposed on Russia by European Union countries and the US and their importance for, and their impact on, the Ukrainian economy were discussed by an expert of the Open Dialog Foundation, V. Maziarchuk.
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.
On the Polish regulations for shipping bulletproof vests, as well as humanitarian aid for Ukraine – as told in the “Sygnały Dnia” program on Polish radio Channel One by Krzysztof Bukowski.
Tomasz Czuwara talked to TVP info about the following round of sanctions that the West has imposed on Russia.
TOK FM, quoting an article published by Gazeta Wyborcza, describes the case of shipment of bulletproof vests and helmets from Poland to Ukraine.
TVN 24 described the case of Oleg I, the Ukrainian who attempted to carry 551 helmets across the Polish-Ukrainian border, for which he is facing a sentence of up to 10 years.
Krzysztof Bukowski of the Open Dialog Foundation tells the Internet portal onet.pl of the protest organised next to the Zamość prosecutor’s office by Euromaidan Foundation Warsaw.
How does one define the Ukrainian crisis? Can Russian aggression be called war? What is the actual the situation on the Ukrainian-Russian frontier? These and other questions were all directed towards Hanna Zielińska’s guests in the Przedpołudnie program of TOK FM radio – Tomasz Czuwara
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.
In her interview for TVP info, Natalia Panchenko, a coordinator with the Open Dialog Foundation and head of Euromaidan Warsaw, talked about the situation in Ukraine.
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 […]
The Polish Radio informs of the “Stop Putin’s terror” march, which crossed the streets of Warsaw. Its organisers were the Open Dialog Foundation as well as Euromaidan Warsaw.
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.
In the interview hosted by the journalist of Channel 24 Oltha Chytaylo, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation L. Kozlovska spoke about the help of the Ukrainian army, problems with the release of prisoners of war and the need for further rehabilitation of those who regained their freedom.
Polsat News broadcasted a program on the assistance for Ukraine provided by the Open Dialog Foundation.
On 23 July 2014, the President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, gave an interview for the television Hromadske. She spoke about the Foundation’s activities in helping Ukraine, and in particular, the volunteers fighting against Russian aggression in the east of the country.
The Internet portal NGO.pl published information by the Open Dialog Foundation on Alexandr Pavlov – an associate of the Kazakhstan opposition, imprisoned in Spain.
The rp.pl website described the challenges faced by foundations and individuals who want to support those fighting in eastern Ukraine by sending them protective equipment such as bulletproof vests or helmets.
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.
On the BTB channel, in the show called “Interes narodowy” (National Interest) ODF’s expert Viktor Maziarchiuk talked about the state of the Ukrainian economy and the ramifications of sanctions placed on Russia.
On its Internet website, the Gazeta Wyborcza daily publishes an article on bulletproof vests and helmets being dispatched from Poland to Ukraine – amongst others, by the Open Dialog Foundation – and the problems encountered by those shipping the equipment.
The Internet portal gazeta.pl presented the case of Ukrainians who attempted to carry bulletproof vests and helmets for volunteers, independent observers, journalists and Ukrainians fighting terrorists in the east of the country.
The NGO.pl Internet portal published information about the “Hackathonbridge: Poland to Ukraine” competition, organised, amongst others, by the Open Dialog Foundation, and aimed at promoting and financing original initiatives which support the integration of Poland and Ukraine.
On 18 July,2014, on “Be TV”, ODF’s expert, Viktor Maziarchuk, talked about reviving Ukrainian economy.
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.
In his interview for Superstacja, the spokesman for the Open Dialog Foundation, Tomasz Czuwara, commented on the tragic shooting down of the Malaysian plane over Ukraine.
Radio News Agency informs that the Russian authorities did not allow Polish MPs and representatives of the Open Dialog Foundation to visit the Ukrainian lieutenant Nadiya Savchenko, who is being detained in the Russian prison of Voronezh.
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.
Tomasz Czuwara in his interview for Superstacja talked about the war in Ukraine and the much needed support to overcome Russian aggression.
The ODF’s expert Viktor Maziarchuk appeared on “Важно. День” on BTB, where he talked about the situation in Donetsk and Lugansk.
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.
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.
Chairman of the Board of the Open Dialog Foundation, Bartosz Kramek, talked to TOK FM about the developments in Ukraine.
The tvn24.pl Internet portal has informed that, over the course of recent months, Ukrainians have been shipping bulletproof vests and helmets across the border on a large scale. The article cites the President of Open Dialog Foundation.
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.”
On tvp.info Tomasz Czuwara talked about the EU ultimatum for the Russian Federation.
Putin’s moves are purely tactical and designed to soften the pathetic position of the West, said Bartosz Kramek, ODF’s Chairman, in his interview for “TVN Biznes i Świat”.
The Białystok editorial team of gazeta.pl tells the story of a Tartar family of Crimea refugees, whose infant baby was born in a Polish refugee centre.
In his interview for “TVN Biznes i Świat” the ODF spokesman commented on the situation in the eastern regions of Ukraine and the state of Ukrainian army’s equipment.
Open Dialog Foundations’ representative in Ukraine, Agnieszka Piasecka commented for TVN24 BiŚ on the abduction by separatists of 25 children in Eastern Ukraine.
We want to open a comprehensive new staff recruitment process for courts, prosecutor’s offices, special services and the police, as well as all the state administration structures.
“Support for Euromaidan is the key point in building mutual relations. All the nations of Europe should coexist peacefully on the continent. We must close the chapters of the past and leave history behind”
The portal informs of a protest in front of the Russian embassy, organised among others by the Open Dialog Foundation. The picket was organised on Russia’s National Day.
News about a picket in front of the Russian embassy in Warsaw, organised amongst others, by the Open Dialog Foundation, was published by the Internet portal regionalna.tvp.pl.
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.
Chairman of the Board of the ODF, Bartosz Kramek together with Marek Ostrowski
of Polityka weekly met on TVN24 Biznes i Świat, to talk about the developments and
sentiments in Ukraine after the inauguration of the new president, Petro Poroshenko.
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, 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.
A quarter of a century passed on 25th June since the massacre on Tiananmen Square.
The May programme “Telenovyny“, aired by Polish regional public television, was devoted, amongst others things, to the centre for assistance to Ukraine, the “Ukrainian World“.
Tomasz Czuwara, head of the Foundation’s press office, commented, on Superstacja, on the abduction by separatists in Ukraine of the priest Paweł Witek.
Tomasz Czuwara of the Open Dialog Foundation was talking in an interview for TVN24 Biznes i Świat about the causes of more intensive activity of Ukrainian forces in the east of the country.
The head of the Foundation’s press office, Tomasz Czuwara, commented for TVN24 Biznes i Świat, on the abduction of the Polish priest, Paweł Witek by separatists in Donbas.
Agnieszka Piasecka of the Kiev office of the Open Dialog Foundation was talking, in an interview for TVN24 Biznes i Świat, about the situation in Ukraine, including the corruption the country is struggling with.
An observer of the Open Dialog Foundation’s mission, Agnieszka Góralska, was talking at TVN24 Biznes i Świat station about the situation in the eastern Ukraine.
Tomasz Czuwara, Open Dialog Foundation’s Spokesman, interviewed by Polsat News, about Situation before Presidential Elections in Ukraine
The Internet edition of Wprost published analysis on the Ukrainian presidential elections. The article also poses the question of whether Ukraine will succeed in taking on a democratic, pro-European course, or if the country will remain under Russia’s influence.
Agnieszka Piasecka was talking on TVN24 Biznes i Świat about the possibility of Chechen mercenaries participating in the crisis in Ukraine:
The Internet portal wpolityce.pl published information on the protest organised at the French embassy by the Open Dialog Foundation and Euromaidan Warsaw.
The Ukrainian information portal Pravda described the protest of the Open Dialog Foundation and EuroMaidan Warsaw against the sale to Russia of French Mistral landing ships.
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.
Open Dialog Foundation’s President, Lyudmyla Kozlovska, commented for TVN24 Biznes i Świat on the situation before the presidential elections in Ukraine
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
The portal rp.pl publishes information on the release of the Open Dialog Foundation observer Serhiy Lefter and the journalist Artyom Deynega.
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.
In this special edition of TVN 24 Biznes i Świat, Agnieszka Góralska of the Open Dialog Foundation spoke of the situation in Odessa after the fire in the trade unions building, where 31 separatists died.
Dressed in black, with items of equipment, the separatists pose for photos – she said.
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.
The information portal wyborcza.pl informed of the famous Ukrainian film director, Pavel Yurov, gone missing. As Wyborcza state, “Yurov and Hryshhuk are not the only ones who disappeared in Slavyansk.
The Internet edition of Rzeczpospolita daily invites guests to a charity concert in Wilanów; funds raised are to be delivered to Maidan victims’ families.
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.
Krzysztof Bukowski of the Open Dialog Foundation spoke about the situation in Ukraine, the propaganda war waged by Russia and the missing Foundation observer, Sierhij Lefter.
The Head of the Open Dialog Foundation press office spoke about the situation in Ukraine and the actions the authorities on TVN 24 Biznes i świat.
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
The portal tvp.info publishes information on the kidnapping of the Open Dialog Foundation observer, S. Lefter.
The portal tvn24.pl informs that Serhiy Lefter – observer of the Open Dialog Foundation – has gone missing in Ukraine.
The head of the Foundation’s press office, Tomasz Czuwara, in an interview for TVN 24 Biznes i Świat, talked about the disappearance of the Foundation’s observer, Sierhij Lefler.
The chair of the Open Dialog Foundation’s Council, Bartosz Kramek, and Dr Łukasz Jasina of Kultura Liberalna spoke about the situation in Ukraine in an interview for TVN24 Biznes i Świat.
As reported by interia.pl, on April 16th in Slavyansk Serhiy Lefter, Ukrainian journalist and observer of the Open Dialog Foundation, was kidnapped.
Agnieszka Góralska, an Open Dialogue Foundation correspondent in eastern Ukraine, reported on the situation in the Donetsk district.
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 Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska spoke about the situation in Ukraine on the French TV channel TV5 Monde.
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.
Bartosz Kramek, Chair of the Foundation’s Council, in an interview for Polsat News, spoke about the West’s reactions in respect of the Russian Federation.
In an interview for Polsat News, Bartosz Kramek – Chair of the Foundation’s Council, summarised assistance actions for Ukraine and commented on the current situation.
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.
A spokesman for ODF, Tomasz Czuwara, in his interview for TVN24 Biznes i Świat
commented on the life sentences handed down to the killers of the Russian journalist,
The portal rp.pl published information on the results of fundraiser for Ukraine, organised by the Open Dialog Foundation.
In its news, TVP Polonia summarised assistance actions by Poles to Ukraine, including those by the Open Dialog Foundation.
TVP info invites persons for a concert co-organised by the Open Dialog Foundation. For a single evening, the Warsaw beach at Wilanów is to be turned into the Kyiv Maidan.
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
Krzysztof Bukowski was a guest at tvp.info and talked during the programme, amongst other things, about Poland’s engagement and role in relation to the situation 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’ .
On 1 April 2014, Lyudmyla Kozlovska and the Director of the Centre for European Initiatives in Estonia Jevgeni Krištafovitš, spoke in Hromadske TV on lustration in European states, in particular in Estonia, Lithuania and Poland, and what lesson Ukraine could learn from this experience.
Wysokie Obcasy, the Gazeta Wyborcza supplement, contains an article about the help for Maidaners provided by Ukrainian women living in Poland.
Speaking on Polish radio as part of the ‘Muzyczna Jedynka’ programme, the musicians of the Taraka band spoke about helping Ukraine in cooperation with Open Dialog Foundation.
The city web portal of Świętochłowice has reported on items being collected by the Catholic Youth Society.
Dziennikpolski24.pl informs of the support shown by the Open Dialog Foundation to five families from Crimea.
The Polish Press Agency publishes a telegraph on the support shown by the Open Dialog Foundation to Crimean refugees.
The Rzeczpospolita newspaper has reported on lawyers from Siedlce handing over a sum of 2 000 PLN to the Open Dialog Foundation.
Gazeta Wyborcza has published an article about the mission in support of refugees from Crimea, organised by the ODF.
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.
Podaj Rękę Ukrainie album by Tarak i Przyjaciele will be released on March 18. All the income from the sales of the CD will be transferred, via Open Dialog Foundation, to the families of revolution victims”, muzyka.wp.pl portal announces.
Co jest grane, the Gazeta Wyborcza supplement, has invited Varsovians to a concert organised by the Open Dialog Foundation at the Proxima club.
Bartosz Kramek, Chair of the Foundation’s Council, commented, on Polsat News, on the developments in Ukraine prior to the upcoming referendum on the Crimea status.
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.
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:
Ewelina Trześniewska and Krzysztof Bukowski spoke on Polsat News about the city game organised to support Ukraine, by the Open Dialog Foundation.
The web portal wprost.pl has published information about the concert organised by the Open Dialog Foundation, which is to take place on March 13 in the Warsaw club Proxima.
Bartosz Kramek, Chair of the Foundation’s Council, interviewed by Polsat News, commented on Kerry’s statement in which the US secretary of state condemned the act of aggression by Russia.
The Money.pl web portal has reported on the reopening of the Information Centre for citizens of Ukraine in Warsaw (Nowy Świat street, 63).
Tomasz Piechal, an observer under the Foundation’s mission in Ukraine, told TVN24 about the situation in Simferopol.
Życie Warszawy web portal has invited its readers to an event organised by the Open Dialog Foundation.
On February 27, Money.pl service published an article about the means employed by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NGOs in helping injured and aggrieved participants of Euromaidan.
Gazeta.pl has published an article on the ways of supporting Ukrainians.
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.
The Internet service onet.pl has reported on money being collected by the Open Dialog Foundation.
Interia.pl service has reported on the activities of collecting money and useful items. The activities are conducted by, among others, Open Dialog Foundation.
Krzysztof Bukowski from the Open Dialog Foundation talked about Ukraine on Monday on TVN 24‘s Biznes i Świat TV channel in ‘Dzień na rynkach’ (‘A day at the markets’) programme.
Polish radio Jedynka has broadcast a programme about the gestures of solidarity with Ukrainian people.
The culture.pl web portal has described the campaign of supporting Ukraine organised by independent musicians.
Thanks to the Open Dialogue Foundation, anyone willing to join the Ukrainian civil society can do so. The NGO.pl portal has published 4 points describing how the protesters at EuroMaidan can be helped through the Foundation.
– Let’s send a strong signal from Warsaw that we support the peaceful protests of Ukrainians, show our solidarity with them, let’s meet today at 17 on The Constitution Square – say the organizers of the manifestation.
Protesters in Kyiv need medicines, dressing materials and cosmetics. “In Warsaw, the Open Dialogue Foundation is organizing a collection of pharmaceuticals, and on Thursday, on the Constitution Square, it will organize a demonstration of solidarity with the protesters.
Ukrainians who protest at Majdan are particularly in need of common cold medicine, analgesics, and drugs supporting digestive system. During the manifestations many people were injured, so it is worth bringing bandages and various types of dressing materials – we read on the NaszeMiasto portal.
The group includes students, journalists, lawyers and one unemployed. Poles and Ukrainians. Nine volunteers set off from Warsaw to Kyiv on Saturday. They want to help Ukrainians. The care, at least the organizational one, was taken over by the Open Dialogue Foundation.
Ukrainian media, such as RIA News and UNIAN, reported the campaign ‘A hundred days of lustration’organised in the streets of Kyiv by the Open Dialogue Foundation, and covered, inter alia, by Hromadske TV
“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
On 22nd January, the streets of Kiev saw a march to commemorate the first victims of the Maidan protests – which was reported by Ukrainian media.
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