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Business after Maidan: old problems and new opportunities

Business after Maidan: old problems and new opportunities

A meeting with Ukrainian businessmen – Yuriy Shatynsky and Ihor Haras – was held at Ukrainian World on the 21st April. Yuriy and Ihor are the owners of the Chumak Company which is a leading Ukrainian manufacturer of premium quality furniture.

The Maidan Library will have its branch in the Ukrainian World

The Maidan Library will have its branch in the Ukrainian World

The Maidan Library is a social initiative of the Dignity Revolution participants who established it in the Ukrainian House in January 2014. It soon became a major landmark on the Maidan map, a centre of debates and exchanges of ideas.

Stop the appointment of Shokin

Stop the appointment of Shokin

“The nomination of Shokin is a shock” – shouted the participants of the manifestation in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in Warsaw.

Kyiv remembrance rally

Kyiv remembrance rally

Together with the Belarus Solidarity Movement ‘Razam’ and the Ukrainian Community ‘Volnytsia’, the Open Dialog Foundation organised on the Maidan, a rally to commemorate the first victims of the Ukrainian protests.

Help Oleksandr by raising funds for his leg prostheses

Help Oleksandr by raising funds for his leg prostheses

Oleksandr Goncharuk, 46, from the village of Lyadova (near Mohylov Podolsky) paid the price of his health for joining the January protests in the Maidan. The man suffered from severe frostbite – one of his legs and the toes of the other had to be amputated.

RDC: What has happened to Nadiya Savchenko?

RDC: What has happened to Nadiya Savchenko?

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

Exhibition: “Faces of EuroMaidan”

Exhibition: “Faces of EuroMaidan”

On June 24 at 11.00 the Vice Speaker of the Polish Seym, Cezary Grabarczyk, opened the “Faces of EuroMaidan” exhibition in the Seym building.

‘Ot Vinta’ at Ukrainian World

‘Ot Vinta’ at Ukrainian World

The help centre for Ukrainians hosted a performance by the ‘Ot Vinta’ band on the afternoon of Saturday, 14th June.

Ruslana Lyzhychko in the Ukrainian World

Ruslana Lyzhychko in the Ukrainian World

A meeting was held in the assistance centre “Ukrainian World “ in Warsaw, between the singer Ruslana Lyzhychko and the Ukrainian community living in Poland. The meeting was organised by the Open Dialog Foundation together with Euromaidan Warsaw.

Ruslana Lyzhychko in the Ukrainian World

Ruslana Lyzhychko in the Ukrainian World

A meeting was held in the assistance centre “Ukrainian World “ in Warsaw, between the singer Ruslana Lyzhychko and the Ukrainian community living in Poland. The meeting was organised by the Open Dialog Foundation together with Euromaidan Warsaw.

Help for one of Maidan’s heroes

Help for one of Maidan’s heroes

Yuri Borodin was born on December 8, 1993 in Bakchysarai in Crimea. He is a trained technician-mechanic and driver. His passions include sea and mountain rescue. He, along with his mother and brother, moved to Kiev several months prior to the events of Maidan.

Wilanów in Concert for Maidan

Wilanów in Concert for Maidan

Precisely one month prior to the presidential elections in Ukraine, on a beach in Wilanów, a charity concert “Wilanów – Majdan. A Common Cause” was held.

Wilanów in Concert for Maidan

Wilanów in Concert for Maidan

Precisely one month prior to the presidential elections in Ukraine, on a beach in Wilanów, a charity concert “Wilanów – Majdan. A Common Cause” was held on 25th April, with Polish and Ukrainian bands performing on stage.

RDC: Wilanów – Maidan – Joint Cause

RDC: Wilanów – Maidan – Joint Cause

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

A singer and composer wounded in the eye

A singer and composer wounded in the eye

In January, during the protests on Kiev’s Maidan, Viktor Reka was shot in the eye by a Berkutofficer. At the time of shooting, Viktor was within 10 metres from the line of the Berkut officers.

Assistance for the kidnapped Maidan activist

Assistance for the kidnapped Maidan activist

Anatoliy Sholudko fought on the Maidan. For his activities, he was kidnapped by ‘Titushky’ and tortured with the use of an electric chair, beaten, subjected to waterboarding and blackmailed by the kidnappers.

NGO.pl: Polish-Ukrainian dialog open

NGO.pl: Polish-Ukrainian dialog open

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

An eye surgery for a cherkasy activist

An eye surgery for a cherkasy activist

We are still organising assistance for those wounded from further regions of Ukraine. Our trip to Czerkasy at the beginning of March brought the first results.

Psychological care for Dima

Psychological care for Dima

In February, during the Maidan protests, Dima was wounded by a grenade explosion; the explosion ruptured his eardrums, and shrapnel became embedded in his legs.

Wysokie Obcasy on the help for Ukraine

Wysokie Obcasy on the help for Ukraine

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

Gifts for the ukrainian armed forces

Gifts for the ukrainian armed forces

For the purposes of the Ukrainian armed forces, guarding the eastern border, we have provided uniforms and means of life protection.

People of Maidan in Poland for recovery

People of Maidan in Poland for recovery

Marian Prysiazhniuk, volunteer with the Open Dialog Foundation, as part of ODF mission in Ukraine organised the flights of seven patients to Poland in order so they can undergo medical treatment.

Prosthetic arm for wounded maidan activist

Prosthetic arm for wounded maidan activist

The Open Dialog Foundation has transferred $10,000 for the treatment of Maidan activist, Andrey Zhupnik, whose hand was blown off by a grenade. Currently, Andrey is undergoing treatment in a Lublin hospital, Poland.

Medicaments-raiser for Euromaidan

Medicaments-raiser for Euromaidan

We have ceased collecting medicaments and first aid supplies for the Kiev EuroMaidan. Health issues faced by the Kiev protesters are but a grim touch of everyday reality.