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
- Reforms in Ukraine
- Persecution of lawyers
- "Meal For a Doctor" campaign
- Vlad Plahotniuc
- Freedom of speech
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
- Human rights
- Igor Vinyavskiy
- Humanitarian aid
- Oppression of the opposition
- Vladimir Kozlov
- Bolat Atabayev
- Vadim Kuramshin
- Alexandr Pavlov
- Mukhtar Ablyazov
- Muratbek Ketebayev
- Election observation
- Alma Shalabayeva
- Tatyana Paraskevich
- Zaure Akpenbetova
- Election monitoring
- Ukrainian World
- Oleg Sentsov
- Nadiya Savchenko
- Zinaida Mukhortova
- Rafis Kashapov
- Nadia Savchenko
- Bota Jardemalie
- Rule of law in Poland
- Magnitsky Act
- Polish judiciary
After over two years of activity, the ODF closed down the Warsaw-based “Ukrainian World” centre. It was the first and biggest centre offering support to large numbers of Ukrainians arriving to Poland. From the beginning of its activity, the “Ukrainian World” helped over 30 000 people.
In view of the scale of its operations and the significant and growing number of incidents of so-called hate speech, the ODF is not able to comment on an ongoing basis on all allegations directed at it, in particular, criticism which is loosely based on fact, as expressed by anonymous authors.
On 15 December, 2014, the Minister of Internal Affairs granted to our Foundation, a license for trading in bulletproof vests and helmets. The granting of the license was preceded by the obtainment of a number of positive expert opinions issued, among others, by the Polish special services, which exp
Soldiers stationed on the front line received camouflage cloaks from the Open Dialog Foundation. Although a ceasefire has been effective in the ATO zone for a month now, it is not being respected: Ukrainian positions are under fire from guns and mortars.
As part of the ‘the bulletproof’ action, we sent two packages from Kiev for soldiers conscripted to military service. The packages contained helmets, bulletproof vests, tactical goggles and other items, necessary for the front line.
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 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.
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.
After over 6 months of legal proceedings – spanning two attorneys’ offices, the Central Bureau of Investigation and Customs Authority, many hours of hearings, searches, and time spent by lawyers poring over stacks of records
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.
On Tuesday, 16th September, at the border crossing in Medyka, the Open Dialog Foundation transferred protective helmets to Ukraine. Seventy PASGT helmets will reach the Donbas and Aidar battalions fighting in the east of Ukraine.
On Tuesday, 16th September, at the border crossing in Medyka, the Open Dialog Foundation transferred protective helmets to Ukraine.
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.
For several months now, we have been supporting Ukrainian soldiers fighting in the east of the country against pro-Russian terrorists and the regular Russian army: we have been raising funds and buying bullet-proof vests, helmets and other lifesaving and health-protecting equipment.
We were informed on Tuesday, 2nd September, that by decision of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Zamość, another procedure was discontinued concerning the transport of bullet-proof vests to Ukraine by a volunteer of the Open Dialog Foundation.
The Polish Press Agency (PAP) has provided information about the discontinuation of the investigation into the export to Ukraine of bullet-proof vests.
Ukrainian minister of internal affairs, Arsen Avakov, in his letter to his Polish counterpart, Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz, has appealed for an objective examination of the case of confiscation of 42, 4th grade bulletproof vests sent to Ukraine by the Open Dialog Foundation as humanitarian aid.
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.
The Open Dialog Foundation coordinator, Natalia Panchenko, in her interview for Polsat News mentioned the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The District Court in Tomaszów Lubelski dismissed the complaint filed by the Open Dialog Foundation on the interception of a delivery of bullet-proof vests to Ukraine. There is no right to appeal against this judgment.
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.
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.
Through public collections, we help to equip Ukrainian militaries and the National Guards with basic life and health means – bullet-proof vests, helmets and Celox hemostatic dressings.
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.
The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Zamość has discontinued the investigation involving the Ukrainian national Oleg I. against whom, on Monday only, allegations were made concerning his attempt to export 551 helmets.
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.
TOK FM, quoting an article published by Gazeta Wyborcza, describes the case of shipment of bulletproof vests and helmets from Poland to Ukraine.
We gathered in front of the district attorney’s office in Zamość to protest against the idea of charging people involved in the shipping of helmets 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
The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Zamość presented charges to a Ukrainian citizen who was carrying vests and helmets across the border in Zosin.
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 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 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.
Tomasz Czuwara in his interview for Superstacja talked about the war in Ukraine and the much needed support to overcome Russian aggression.
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.”