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Court finds entry ban on Lyudmyla Kozlovska unjustified

Court finds entry ban on Lyudmyla Kozlovska unjustified

Last Friday, our Foundation‘s office received information that during a meetingbehind closed doors held on 16 April 2019, the Warsaw Administrative Court overturned the decision of the Office for Foreigners on the inclusion of Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, in SIS.

European Commission refutes allegations by two MEPs against ODF

European Commission refutes allegations by two MEPs against ODF

The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) received a letter from the office of Mr. Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, providing responses and explanations regarding the two Polish MEPs’ questioning of the legitimacy of ODF’s registration on the Transparency Register

Open Dialog addresses INTERPOL on the case of Mr. Browder

Open Dialog addresses INTERPOL on the case of Mr. Browder

On 6 June 2018, the President of the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) addressed a letter to INTERPOL’s agencies in regard to the Mr. William Browder case. Mr. Browder was subjected to a sixth international arrest warrant issued by the Russian Federation.

ODF wins court dispute with Polish MFA once again

ODF wins court dispute with Polish MFA once again

In the dispute with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since August 2017, the Open Dialog Foundation once again defended its position: The Regional Court for the capital city of Warsaw decided to dismiss the Minister of Foreign Affairs’s complaint against the previous decision of the court.

Unprecedented attacks on the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland

Unprecedented attacks on the Open Dialogue Foundation in Poland

In the light of the recent developments in Poland, one of the most urgent problems is the attack on civil society by governmental administration bodies. Non-governmental organisations, critical of the state authorities have been subjected to unprecedented pressure.

Open Democracy on Interpol reforms postulated by ODF

Open Democracy on Interpol reforms postulated by ODF

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

Onet: The Government does not want an Open Dialog

Onet: The Government does not want an Open Dialog

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

Debate “Attack against the rule of law and civil society in Poland”

Debate “Attack against the rule of law and civil society in Poland”

On 13.09.2017, at the National Stadium in Warsaw, during the international conference 2017 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting which was an OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights event, we organised a discussion panel on the attack on the rule of law and civil society in Poland.

Wielowieyski for Gazeta Wyborcza: Open Dialog at a crossroads

Wielowieyski for Gazeta Wyborcza: Open Dialog at a crossroads

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

Publico: INTERPOL as a tool for political repressions

Publico: INTERPOL as a tool for political repressions

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

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

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

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

Marcin Święcicki: The reports on the ODF are false

Marcin Święcicki: The reports on the ODF are false

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

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

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

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

Statement of the Open Dialog Foundation of 23 July 2017

Statement of the Open Dialog Foundation of 23 July 2017

In the published article, B.Kramek expressly emphasised the need to maintain the PEACEFUL nature of the protest actions. We agree that the presented postulates may be perceived as far-reaching and controversial, but the basic premise is articulated directly: LET’S ACT VERY DECISIVELY, BUT WITH NO…

The Donbas SOS visit in Warsaw

The Donbas SOS visit in Warsaw

Representatives of the NGO Donbas SOS (Kyiv, Ukraine), working for the protection of human rights, as well as providing information and humanitarian aid to Ukrainian citizens who suffered during the armed conflict in the eastern part of the country, visited Warsaw.

Invitation to a conference “Moldova at the crossroads”

Invitation to a conference “Moldova at the crossroads”

On behalf of the Open Dialog Foundation and Members of the European Parliament Mrs Anna Fotyga, Ms Ramona Nicole Mănescu, Mrs Renate Weber and Mrs Rebecca Harms, we would like to kindly invite you to a conference dedicated to the current political and human rights situation in the Republic of Moldov

Leonidas Donskis in the reminiscences of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

Leonidas Donskis in the reminiscences of Lyudmyla Kozlovska

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

The ODF discussed human rights in the post-Soviet region at the OSCE

The ODF discussed human rights in the post-Soviet region at the OSCE

Between 23 and 24 February, 2017, a representative of the Open Dialog Foundation was present at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Winter Meeting 2017 in Vienna. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current human rights and political situation in the post-Soviet region.

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

Between 14 and 16 February, 2017, a delegation of the Open Dialog Foundation was present at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current human rights, political and economic situation in Kazakhstan.

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

The ODF discussed human rights in Kazakhstan at the EP & CoE

Between 14 and 16 February, 2017, a delegation of the Open Dialog Foundation was present at a plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The aim of the visit was to discuss the current human rights, political and economic situation in Kazakhstan.

Developers of mobile application CVRP help schools in the Zone of Exclusion

Developers of mobile application CVRP help schools in the Zone of Exclusion

In January 2017, the Polish company The Farm 51 which develops computer games and applications for VR technology, along with the ODF, sent the first consignment of humanitarian aid for schools that are still attended in the Zone of Exclusion surrounding the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

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

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

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

The first meeting of the ODF with Mukhtar Ablyazov

The first meeting of the ODF with Mukhtar Ablyazov

The Kazakhstani regime, and, in particular, President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s lobbyists have done everything in their power to make the first meeting with the opposition politician particularly memorable.

Report on the results of the training trip to Kyiv

Report on the results of the training trip to Kyiv

On May 05, 2016 European Exchange and ODF launched the project entitled ‘Support for young people as astimulusfor the strengthening of democracy in Ukraine’. The project is aimed at motivating the Ukrainian youth to participate directly in political and civic processes in Ukraine.

Report on the results of the training trip to Kyiv

Report on the results of the training trip to Kyiv

On May 05, 2016 European Exchange and ODF launched the project entitled ‘Support for young people as a stimulus for the strengthening of democracy in Ukraine’. The project is aimed at motivating the Ukrainian youth to participate directly in political and civic processes in Ukraine.

Report on the results of educational tour to Berlin

Report on the results of educational tour to Berlin

From 5 September, 2016 to 9 September, 2016 the Open Dialog Foundation, the European Exchange and the International Renaissance Foundation organised an educational tour for Ukrainian students from Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipro and Ivano-Frankivsk to Berlin.

Report on the results of educational tour to Berlin

Report on the results of educational tour to Berlin

From 5 September, 2016 to 9 September, 2016 the Open Dialog Foundation, the European Exchange and the International Renaissance Foundation organised an educational tour for Ukrainian students from Kharkiv, Odesa, Dnipro and Ivano-Frankivsk to Berlin.

Chernobyl VR Project arrives in Brussels

Chernobyl VR Project arrives in Brussels

On Tuesday, 8 November, 2016, the European premiere of the first interactive museum of Chernobyl took place within the “Eastern Partnerhsip Days”, an initiative of the East Poland House in Brussels. The event was organized by the Open Dialog Foundation and The Farm 51.

The Workshop ‘0 to 1. Make a Change And Have an Impact!’

The Workshop ‘0 to 1. Make a Change And Have an Impact!’

On 25 and 26 October 2016, within the framework of the international project ‘Supporting Youth As a Stimulus For the Strengthening of Democracy in Ukraine‘, a workshop entitled ‘0 to 1. Make a Change And Have an Impact!‘ was held.

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

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

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

The Minsk Agreements. EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions

The Minsk Agreements. EU-Russia relations and the role of sanctions

Join us on 19 October in the European Parliament, room PHS 5B001, for an event co-organised by Petras Auštrevičius, Michał Boni, Ana Gomes, Rebecca Harms, Charles Tannock and Fundacja Otwarty Dialog dedicated to the Minsk Agreements and the role of sanctions in the EU-Russia relations.

VR vs War. A new project of The Farm 51, Centre for Civil Liberties and ODF

VR vs War. A new project of The Farm 51, Centre for Civil Liberties and ODF

It will probably be for the first time in history that Ukrainian and Polish non-governmental organisations will make use of state-of-the-art technologies to fight for human rights. The Open Dialog Foundation and the Center for Civil Liberties, together with the Polish IT company The Farm 51, with th

Open Dialog Foundation on the silent protest held on Putin’s birthday

Open Dialog Foundation on the silent protest held on Putin’s birthday

On 07.10.2016, Vladimir Putin’s 64th birthday, activists from Euromaidan Warsaw held a protest against the bloody policy of the President of Russia alongside activists from the ODF. Several dozen people brought along with them portraits of Ukrainian soldiers killed in the war in the Donbas.

EFNI 2016: Violation of human rights in contemporary military conflicts

EFNI 2016: Violation of human rights in contemporary military conflicts

On 28-30.09.2016, the Open Dialog Foundation joined again the European Forum for New Ideas, held since 2011 in Sopot. The discussion on the violation of human rights in contemporary military conflicts was co-organised by the ODF together with the Initiative of Global Compact Network Poland.

EFNI 2016: Violation of human rights in contemporary military conflicts

EFNI 2016: Violation of human rights in contemporary military conflicts

On 28-30.09.2016, the Open Dialog Foundation joined again the European Forum for New Ideas, held since 2011 in Sopot. The discussion on the violation of human rights in contemporary military conflicts was co-organised by the ODF together with the Initiative of Global Compact Network Poland.

The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

The Open Dialog Foundation’s top achievements

Representatives of the Foundation follow and attend the most important sessions and meetings of the international organizations and institutions in Brussels, Strasbourg, Vienna and Geneva.

The problem of prolonged detention in Ukraine. Experts discussion

The problem of prolonged detention in Ukraine. Experts discussion

On 28 July, 2016, attorneys and NGO representatives discussed the results of the study, carried out by the Open Dialog Foundation. It was devoted to the issue of ‘The excessive length of detention in Ukraine in breach of reasonable time of criminal proceedings’.

The problem of prolonged detention in Ukraine. Experts discussion

The problem of prolonged detention in Ukraine. Experts discussion

On 28 July, 2016, attorneys and NGO representatives discussed the results of the study, carried out by the ODF. It was held under the auspices of the UBA and was devoted to the issue of ‘The excessive length of detention in Ukraine in breach of reasonable time of criminal proceedings’.

ODF presentation and panel discussion in Kőszeg

ODF presentation and panel discussion in Kőszeg

Wednesday 29 June, the Summer University in Kőszeg (Hungary) “Europe at the Crossroads” -this year’s main topic, stood under the sign of Ukraine and an advanced approach to a new Central Europe.

Warsaw premiere of the Chernobyl VR Project

Warsaw premiere of the Chernobyl VR Project

On Friday 1 July, 2016 the National Audiovisual Institute in Warsaw hosted the Polish premiere of the Chernobyl VR Project, created by The Farm 51, a Polish company from the region of Silesia. The project has taken on a new character, initially not foreseen by the creators.

The Vyshyvanka Parade –  integrating and strengthening ties

The Vyshyvanka Parade – integrating and strengthening ties

On 22 May, 2016, participants of the Vyshyvanka Parada, an event, held in the capital city for the fourth time, walked approximately 6 kilometers along the streets of Warsaw. It couldn’t have been missed by members of the Open Dialog Foundation.

Visit Chernobyl without leaving home!

Visit Chernobyl without leaving home!

On 26 April at 6.00 p.m., the Kyiv History Museum will host the world premiere of the Chernobyl VR project entitled ‘Ghost Town: World Premiere of a Virtual Tour’. The innovative design of Poland’s The Farm 51 is aimed at preserving the memory of 1986 through a virtual trip to Chernobyl and Pripyat.

Erasmus+ traineeship programme

Erasmus+ traineeship programme

The European Union offers financial support for European students who want to do an internship within the European Union. Any public or private organisations active in the labour market can be the receiving bodies.

Leading Polish media on the Chernobyl VR Project

Leading Polish media on the Chernobyl VR Project

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

New names on “Savchenko List”

New names on “Savchenko List”

Due to the recent extremely worrying developments and following consultations with Nadiya Savchenko’s lawyers, as well as with the representatives of the Russian opposition and civil society we have decided to broaden the “Savchenko List” with new names and to make it public.

Russian opposition calls for “Savchenko List”

Russian opposition calls for “Savchenko List”

At the end of the Free Russia Forum the participating representatives of the Russian opposition and civil society adopted a resolution supporting the call for the introduction of personal sanctions against individuals responsible for the persecution of the Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko.

A license for our Foundation

A license for our Foundation

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

Armenian authorities disperse peaceful protests

Armenian authorities disperse peaceful protests

Early in the morning on 23 June 2015, police forces armed with water cannons pacified and dispersed about 500 protesters that gathered for a peaceful demonstration in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan.

Current challenges of lustration in Ukraine

Current challenges of lustration in Ukraine

This analysis has been created to present the current status of lustration in Ukraine and reflect the need for it’s implementation and improvement. It is a joint work of the Open Dialog Foundation and Civic Lustration Committee.

Another visit by ‘Fair Ukraine’ to ‘Ukrainian World’

Another visit by ‘Fair Ukraine’ to ‘Ukrainian World’

On 28 May, our friends from the Terebovlia charity organisation ‘Fair Ukraine’ once again visited us in Warsaw. President Lyubov Soltys agreed to deliver to Kiev aid, collected by the Open Dialog Foundation during the ‘Send a package to a Ukrainian family’ appeal.

Become a volunteer of the Open Dialog Foundation and help Ukraine!

Become a volunteer of the Open Dialog Foundation and help Ukraine!

Do you like helping others? Would you like to make use of your free time by doing something unusual? Do you want to meet new people who – like you – derive more happiness from giving than receiving? Join the team of volunteers of the Open Dialog Foundation and help in rendering assistance to Ukraine

Chopin concerts daily at the Ukrainian World

Chopin concerts daily at the Ukrainian World

Every day at 5:30 p.m., the Ukrainian World’s hall will resound with etudes, nocturnes and other works by Chopin performed by Polish and foreign musicians. The event is organised by the Smolna Association in cooperation with the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF).

‘Ukrainian World’ features in a reportage by The Guardian

‘Ukrainian World’ features in a reportage by The Guardian

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

In Kiev, people pay tribute to the victims of the Smolensk tragedy

In Kiev, people pay tribute to the victims of the Smolensk tragedy

The Open Dialog Foundation and activists from different social organisations have visited the Polish Embassy in Ukraine today in order to light candles and lay flowers in solidarity with the Polish people who suffered from the tragedy five years ago.

Pro bono legal consultations for refugees

Pro bono legal consultations for refugees

On Mondays and Wednesdays, between 1:30-4:30 PM, the Ukrainian World centre (Warsaw, 63 Nowy Swiat Street) will host pro bono legal and civil consultations for refugees. Legal consultations will be provided by Ms. Alla Maievska.

A meeting with Tetiana Kozachenko

A meeting with Tetiana Kozachenko

“The Ukrainian World” in Warsaw held a meeting with a Ukrainian delegation of individuals responsible for lustration. The delegation included both representatives of the government and civil society.

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.

The war is on and requires the will to fight too, until we win

The war is on and requires the will to fight too, until we win

The recurring question, whether there will be war or not is a rhetorical one, because the war in Ukraine has been going on for many months now. We may not turn a blind eye to that – a discussion about facts is a waste of time; the situation requires action.

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.

Training for the Ukrainian Department of Lustration

Training for the Ukrainian Department of Lustration

The Open Dialog Foundation, in cooperation, inter alia, with the USAID FAIR Justice Project and with the support of international experts, organised training in Kiev for the Department of Lustration of the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice

Do Rzeczy weekly on the use of Interpol by authoritarian regimes

Do Rzeczy weekly on the use of Interpol by authoritarian regimes

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

Ukrainian National News on the happening “Freedom for Savchenko”

Ukrainian National News on the happening “Freedom for Savchenko”

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

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.

Plant a park for Nadyia

Plant a park for Nadyia

26th January 2015 will be the day that Poles demonstrate their solidarity with, and support, the Ukrainian Lieutenant and Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, unlawfully imprisoned in Moscow.

#JeSuisVolnovakha

#JeSuisVolnovakha

Very recently, we were all “Charlie” in solidarity with the victims of Paris. Now, residents of Warsaw have posted under the hashtag #JeSuisVolnovakha, in support of the families of civilians killed when separatists shot at a bus in Volnovakha.

‘MyZWami’ Press Conference – Summary of the support for Ukraine

‘MyZWami’ Press Conference – Summary of the support for Ukraine

The key event in the Warsaw celebration of the anniversary of protests at Maidan was a press conference ‪#‎MyZWami, during which we summed up the efforts made to support Ukraine, organised through the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) and Euromajdan Warsaw over the last year.

‘MyZWami’ Press Conference – Summary of the support for Ukraine

‘MyZWami’ Press Conference – Summary of the support for Ukraine

The key event in the Warsaw celebration of the anniversary of protests at Maidan was a press conference ‪#‎MyZWami, during which we summed up the efforts made to support Ukraine, organised through the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) and Euromajdan Warsaw over the last year.

Conference on human rights violations and political repression in Kazakhstan

Conference on human rights violations and political repression in Kazakhstan

On Tuesday 2 December, 2014 in Paris, was held a press conference on human rights violations and political repression in Kazakhstan. The event organized by the Open Dialog Foundation and Reporters Without Borders was held in reference to the starting 3-day visit of French President François Hollande

Call your congressman to help Ukraine!

Call your congressman to help Ukraine!

The Open Dialog Foundation joins the call of the Ukrainian community in the United States, directed at the US Congress to adopt the so-called Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 (S.2828), which provides for greater support and military assistance to Ukraine, in their struggle to regain control over

“ATO Zone – War Zone”

“ATO Zone – War Zone”

The fighting between Ukrainian soldiers and separatists in the east of the country and anti-governmental protests on the Maidan – these and other developments were recorded by the Ukrainian photographer Viktor Gurniak.

Forbes: Conflict in Eastern Ukraine in Photographs by Viktor Gurniak

Forbes: Conflict in Eastern Ukraine in Photographs by Viktor Gurniak

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

March of Solidarity with Ukraine

March of Solidarity with Ukraine

On Sunday, a March of Solidarity with Ukraine passed through the streets of Warsaw. During the march, its participants paid tribute to the heroes of the Nebesna Sotnya.

Marcinkiewicz explains his participation in a business mission to Kazakhstan

Marcinkiewicz explains his participation in a business mission to Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev’s recent speech and the Polish business mission to Kazakhstan were discussed at the conference on Monday “Nurly Zol – Path to the Future” by Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Poland, Jerik Utembayev. Representatives of the Open Dialog Foundation were also present at the Polish Press Agency, PAP.

Super Nowości 24: Flawless “Perfect” band

Super Nowości 24: Flawless “Perfect” band

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

TVN Uwaga: Who are the Ukrainians residing in Poland?

TVN Uwaga: Who are the Ukrainians residing in Poland?

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

Demonstration at the Ministry of National Defence

Demonstration at the Ministry of National Defence

On 31st October, we protested against the supply by France of Mistral assault ships to Russia. The manifestation was held at the Polish Ministry of Defence (MON) on Klonowa Street in Warsaw.

The Lustration Council presented in Kiev

The Lustration Council presented in Kiev

The Civic Lustration Council with the Ministry of Justice has been appointed in Ukraine. At a press conference in Kiev its members were introduced, among them was the President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska.

Euro local government 2014 Poland-Ukraine

Euro local government 2014 Poland-Ukraine

On 14th – 16th November, together with the Open Dialog Foundation and the Polish-Ukrainian Business Chamber, the Bemowo Culture Centre is organising a project entitled “Euro local government 2014 Poland-Ukraine”

Meeting with Mustafa Dzhemilev

Meeting with Mustafa Dzhemilev

The aid centre for Ukraine and a branch of the Maidan’s Museum ‘Ukrainian World’ were visited on 5th October by Mustafa Dzhemilev, long-term Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People.

Conference: Misuse of the Interpol: A Time for Reform?

Conference: Misuse of the Interpol: A Time for Reform?

On 9th October 2014, the Open Dialog Foundation organised the conference in Madrid: “Misuse of the Interpol. A Time for Reform?”. The event was held in collaboration with the Spanish Bar Foundation (Fundación Abogacía Española) associated with the Spanish Bar Council, which hosted the seminar.

Radio Wnet: Help without flashlights

Radio Wnet: Help without flashlights

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

Ambulance donated to the Kulczycki National Guards

Ambulance donated to the Kulczycki National Guards

The ambulance which formed part of an ODF international aid convoy to the east of Ukraine, has reached Drohobych. On location, it was handed over to the soldiers of a battalion of the Kulczycki National Guard. The ambulance is to be used in the ATO zone.

Conference: Misuse of the Interpol: A Time for Reform?

Conference: Misuse of the Interpol: A Time for Reform?

On 9th October 2014, the Open Dialog Foundation organised the conference in Madrid: “Misuse of the Interpol. A Time for Reform?”. The event was held in collaboration with the Spanish Bar Foundation (Fundación Abogacía Española) associated with the Spanish Bar Council, which hosted the seminar.

Vladimir Putin’s birthday – happy last year!

Vladimir Putin’s birthday – happy last year!

On Tuesday, 7th October 2014, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin celebrated his 62nd birthday. On the special occasion, together with EuroMaidan Warsaw, we organised a “birthday party” in front of the Russian embassy in Warsaw.

Happy last year!

Happy last year!

On Tuesday, 7th October 2014, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin celebrated his 62nd birthday. On the special occasion, together with EuroMaidan Warsaw, we organised a “birthday party” in front of the Russian embassy in Warsaw.

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

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

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

ODF convoy set out for Ukraine

ODF convoy set out for Ukraine

On Wednesday 8 October, the Ukraiński Świat assistance centre saw the departure of a lorry with aid for refugees and soldiers fighting in eastern Ukraine, purchased thanks to funds raised through the broneshylety.com action.

ODF convoy on the move

ODF convoy on the move

On Wednesday 8 October, the Ukraiński Świat assistance centre saw the departure of a lorry with aid for refugees and soldiers fighting in eastern Ukraine, purchased thanks to funds raised through the broneshylety.com action.

Paris forum “For our freedom and yours”

Paris forum “For our freedom and yours”

On 4th October, upon an invitation from human rights organisations such as ACAT France, Amnesty International France, FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights the Russie-Libertés association and Collectif Euromaidan France, representatives of the Open Dialog Foundation took part in a Paris f

Schulz in the cases of Savchenko and Agarkov

Schulz in the cases of Savchenko and Agarkov

The Open Dialog Foundation has addressed the President of the European Parliament concerning the matter of the Ukrainian journalist E. Agarkov and the abducted female pilot N. Savchenko.

Action “We support”

Action “We support”

We invite you to participate in the ‘We support’ action, a joint initiative of the Open Dialog Foundation, Norma Wear and the band Kozak System.

Alma Shalabayeva in Strasbourg

Alma Shalabayeva in Strasbourg

Alma Shalabayeva, the wife of the Kazakh dissident, Mukhtar Ablyazov, met with PACE President, Anne Brasseur, and Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialog Foundation in Strasbourg.

Martin Schulz responds to ODF’s letter on Sentsov

Martin Schulz responds to ODF’s letter on Sentsov

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, replied to the letter sent by the ODF concerning the case of Oleg Sentsov and other Crimean activists abducted and taken to Moscow by FSB officers and charged with terrorist activities.

Summary of the 7th annual Polish-Ukrainian meetings in Yaremche on the Prut

Summary of the 7th annual Polish-Ukrainian meetings in Yaremche on the Prut

Annually, the Carpathian resort of Yaremche on the Prut hosts Polish-Ukrainian meetings organised by the Vasyl Stefanyk Subcarpathian National University in Ivano-Frankivsk (former Stanislaviv) and Kurier Galicyjski with support from the Freedom and Democracy Foundation and the Polish Ministry of Fo

ODF on human rights during the OSCE conference

ODF on human rights during the OSCE conference

Starting on Monday, 22nd September, and for the next 2 weeks, government representatives and defenders of human rights will review the fulfilment of the obligations of OSCE member states as regards human rights.

Another Mission concerning Savchenko

Another Mission concerning Savchenko

On 14th September, another international mission was launched concerning the Ukrainian female pilot N. Savchenko who was abducted by the Russian Federation’s special services.

Tvp.pl: Another round of aid for Ukraine

Tvp.pl: Another round of aid for Ukraine

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

70 helmets got into the hands of Donbas and Aidar battalions

70 helmets got into the hands of Donbas and Aidar battalions

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.

Another mission concerning Savchenko

Another mission concerning Savchenko

On 14th September, another international mission was launched concerning the Ukrainian female pilot N. Savchenko who was abducted by the Russian Federation’s special services.

Meeting with Salil Shetty

Meeting with Salil Shetty

On 7th September, Petro Ohotin of the Open Dialog Foundation met, in Kiev, with Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Senator McCain in Kiev

Senator McCain in Kiev

On the occasion of the visit paid by Senator John McCain to Kiev, we managed to exchange a few words with him and welcome him on behalf of the Open Dialog Foundation in Ukraine.

Reporter Polski: We shall not live here

Reporter Polski: We shall not live here

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

Thermal Imager for Kyiv-1 Battalion

Thermal Imager for Kyiv-1 Battalion

Under the support campaign bronezhylety.com conducted by the Open Dialog Foundation, we have again provided soldiers fighting in the east of Ukraine with equipment.

Aid from EuroMaidan London

Aid from EuroMaidan London

We have received a package from EuroMaidan London with humanitarian aid for those fighting in the east of Ukraine.

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.

Celebrations of Ukraine’s Independence Day and Flag Day

Celebrations of Ukraine’s Independence Day and Flag Day

On 23rd and 24th August, Ukraine celebrated its National Flag Day and Independence Day. On that occasion, celebrations were held in Warsaw too. Upon the initiative of, amongst others, the Open Dialog Foundation, sports events, picnics and a parade were organised.

Ukrainian pilot N. Savchenko to go to psychiatric hospital

Ukrainian pilot N. Savchenko to go to psychiatric hospital

The court in Voronez has decided to extend the detention of the pilot N. Savchenko until 30 October and ordered, at the same time, that the Ukrainian lieutenant is to undergo so-called stationary expert psychiatric examination in the Serbsky Institute in Moscow.

Invited by ODF, Sister of N. Savchenko in Poland

Invited by ODF, Sister of N. Savchenko in Poland

Since the beginning of the week, Vira Savchenko – the sister of the lieutenant of the Ukrainian Army, Nadiya Savchenko, who is currently being detained in a Russian prison, has been staying in Warsaw.

Debate on lustration in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada

Debate on lustration in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada

Lustration was one of EuroMaidan’s social postulations. Its conduct will help restore people’s trust in the authorities. The Open Dialog Foundation supports reforms in Ukraine by actively engaging in, amongst other things, work on the Act on Lustration.

PAP: Fundraisers for Ukraine all over the country

PAP: Fundraisers for Ukraine all over the country

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

RDC: Parade and concerts on Ukrainian Independence Day

RDC: Parade and concerts on Ukrainian Independence Day

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

Another Shipment Dispatched to Ukraine

Another Shipment Dispatched to Ukraine

As part of our campaign aimed at supporting Ukrainian soldiers and members of the National Guard, broneshylety.com, we have dispatched another shipment of clothing.

TVN24: Helmets to be returned

TVN24: Helmets to be returned

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

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

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

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

Dziennik Polski: Confiscated vests not to protect Ukrainians

Dziennik Polski: Confiscated vests not to protect Ukrainians

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

Polskieradio.pl: Polish helmets to go to Ukraine?

Polskieradio.pl: Polish helmets to go to Ukraine?

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

Help for Ukrainian Militaries and National Guards

Help for Ukrainian Militaries and National Guards

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.

Polish media on closing the investigation against Oleg I.

Polish media on closing the investigation against Oleg I.

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

March to “Stop Putin’s terror”

March to “Stop Putin’s terror”

The streets of Warsaw saw the March Against Terror. It was organised by Euromaidan Warsaw and the Open Dialog Foundation, and gathered several hundred participants.

Criminal charges for saving lives

Criminal charges for saving lives

The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Zamość presented charges to a Ukrainian citizen who was carrying vests and helmets across the border in Zosin.

Polsat News: Sanctions: „Now or never”

Polsat News: Sanctions: „Now or never”

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

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

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

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

The Open Dialog Team

The Open Dialog Team

In June the ODF Board gained a new member – Boguslaw Stanislawski, a long-time activist, engaged in defending human rights.

Onet.pl on the shipment of protective equipment to Ukraine

Onet.pl on the shipment of protective equipment to Ukraine

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

Polsat News: Krzysztof Bukowski on information war

Polsat News: Krzysztof Bukowski on information war

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

First international observation mission concerning Lieutenant N. Savchenko

First international observation mission concerning Lieutenant N. Savchenko

The Open Dialog Foundation, in cooperation with the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organised the first international observation mission concerning Lieutenant Nadiya Savchenko, detained by pro-Russian terrorists on the territory of Ukraine, abducted and taken to Russia, and accused of murder

Urgent: Briginets arrested in Belarus

Urgent: Briginets arrested in Belarus

Ukrainian MP, Aleksandr Briginets has been arrested at the airport in Minsk. Now he remains in custody in the airport’s transit zone.

Radio Radicale: The Ukrainian crisis and its repercussions in Europe

Radio Radicale: The Ukrainian crisis and its repercussions in Europe

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

Leaflet action: Stop the Mistral deal

Leaflet action: Stop the Mistral deal

On the initiative of the Open Dialog Foundation and the EuroMaidan organisation, a leaflet action ‘Stop the Mistral deal’ was held in Warsaw on 13 July, 2014.

Meeting with writers in Chmielna Street

Meeting with writers in Chmielna Street

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

Score a goal against the dictator!

Score a goal against the dictator!

The Open Dialog Foundation is celebrating the birthday of the Kazakh president Nursultan Nazarbayev for the third time. This year the Wilanów City Beach hosted a football match in which ‘team democracy’ came up against ‘team dictator’.

PACE to work on political misuse of Interpol

PACE to work on political misuse of Interpol

The International Criminal Police Organisation – INTERPOL – is an international body that aims at combating transnational crime through direct collaboration of its member states and their police departments.

Yehor Sobolev reveals Ukrainian lustration plans in Paris

Yehor Sobolev reveals Ukrainian lustration plans in Paris

Yehor Sobolev, accompanied by representatives of the Open Dialog Foundation – Lyudmyla Kozlovska, Anastasia Khorna and Anne Souléliac, met with French MPs, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ukrainian community in Paris, where he talked about lustration in Ukraine.

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.

Help for student wounded on Independence Square

Help for student wounded on Independence Square

The Yagichevs family – Rafat and his mother Zemfira – come from the Crimea. They were forced to leave the peninsula due to the Russian occupation, and now they reside in Kiev.

IAR: Protests in front of the Russian embassy

IAR: Protests in front of the Russian embassy

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

Yehor Sobolev in Poland

Yehor Sobolev in Poland

Invited by the Open Dialog Foundation and the Institute of National Remembrance, Yehor Sobolev, Head of Ukraine’s Lustration Committee, visited Poland. During his four-day stay (4-7 June) he met with Polish MPs, government officials, journalists and Ukrainians living in Poland.

Yehor Sobolev in Poland

Yehor Sobolev in Poland

Invited by the Open Dialog Foundation and the Institute of National Remembrance, Yehor Sobolev, Head of Ukraine’s Lustration Committee, visited Poland. During his four-day stay (4-7 June) he met with Polish MPs, government officials, journalists and Ukrainians living in Poland.

Conference: Ukraine at the crossroad – post-electoral analysis

Conference: Ukraine at the crossroad – post-electoral analysis

On May 28, the Open Dialog Foundation organised a conference in Rome, Italy, entitled: “Ukraine at the crossroad: post-electoral analysis” [Ucraina al bivio: analisi post-elettorale]. The conference was generously hosted by the Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo.

Interim report: Election in Ukraine, 25 May 2014

Interim report: Election in Ukraine, 25 May 2014

The short-term monitoring mission covered five cities: Kiev, Odessa, Chernigov, Vinnitsa and Lviv. The mission consisted of citizens of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Canada and Ukraine.

We co-funded physiotherapy for 5-year-old Lidia from Ukraine

We co-funded physiotherapy for 5-year-old Lidia from Ukraine

The Open Dialog Foundation has provided financial support for Lidia Sydoruk, a 5-year-old from Ukraine, who suffers from spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. The medical costs were far beyond her family’s financial capabilities, which is why they turned to the ODF for help.

International Children’s Day at “Ukrainian World”

International Children’s Day at “Ukrainian World”

On Sunday, June 1, Ukrainian World (Ukraiński Świat) in Warsaw celebrated International Children’s Day. The event was organised by the Ukrainian Women’s Club (Клуб українських жінок) and supported by the Nasz Wybór Foundation and the Open Dialog Foundation.

Children’s Day at Ukrainian World

Children’s Day at Ukrainian World

On Sunday, June 1, Ukraiński Świat in Warsaw celebrated International Children’s Day. The event was organised by the Ukrainian Women’s Club and supported by the Nasz Wybór Foundation and the Open Dialog Foundation.

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.

Support for refugees from Crimea

Support for refugees from Crimea

Thirteen Tatar families who were resettled from the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are now under the care of “CARITAS SDD UGKC“ in Drohobytsch, thanks to a project financed by the Open Dialogue Foundation.

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.

Help with the accommodation for refugees from the Crimea

Help with the accommodation for refugees from the Crimea

A family from the Crimea approached the Open Dialog Foundation asking for help. At the time of the referendum, which was held in March 2014, they detected electoral fraud and propaganda actions on the Internet, opposing the misinformation disseminated by the pro-Russian media.

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

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

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

Pre-Presidential Election debate in Ukraine

Pre-Presidential Election debate in Ukraine

Upon an initiative of EuroMaidan Warsaw and the Open Dialog Foundation, a pre-election debate was held last Sunday (11th May 2014), with representatives of candidates for Ukraine’s Presidency.

Pre-Presidential Election debate in Ukraine

Pre-Presidential Election debate in Ukraine

The EuroMaidan Warsaw and the Open Dialog Foundation co-organised pre-election debate that was held last Sunday (11th May 2014), with representatives of candidates for the Ukraine’s Presidency.

Official websites of the Foundation

Official websites of the Foundation

Please be advised that the westfound.net website is not operated or in any way connected with the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF).

Rp.pl: Slavyansk observers set free

Rp.pl: Slavyansk observers set free

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

Serhiy Lefter released!

Serhiy Lefter released!

Serhiy Lefter, an observer from the Open Dialog Foundation, who had been kidnapped in mid-April 2014, in Slavyansk, has been released.

Ukrainian World – Help Centre

Ukrainian World – Help Centre

At Nowy Świat No. 63 in Warsaw, the “Ukrainian World” centre has opened. The centre provides Ukrainians living in Poland with legal and psychological assistance.

Help Centre – Ukrainian World

Help Centre – Ukrainian World

At Nowy Świat No. 63 in Warsaw, the “Ukrainian World” centre has opened. The centre provides Ukrainians living in Poland with legal and psychological assistance.

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.

Open Dialog Foundation observer kidnapped

Open Dialog Foundation observer kidnapped

A journalist, Serhiy Lefter, disappeared on 16 April 2014 in Slovyansk, Donetsk Oblast.Lefter was in Slovyansk since 14 April as Open Dialog Foundation correspondent, within our observation mission.

Gpcodziennie.pl: PLN2000 reward for Maidan flag finder

Gpcodziennie.pl: PLN2000 reward for Maidan flag finder

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

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.

Conference on Lustration in Lutsk on Ukrainina media

Conference on Lustration in Lutsk on Ukrainina media

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

Psychological support

Psychological support

Psychological support to wounded and injured Maidan activists who are in Polish hospitals is provided by Natalia Basko. Natalia is a psychologist by profession and a Ukrainian national who has been living in Poland for years.

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.

Lyudmyla Kozlovska on lustration in Ukraine

Lyudmyla Kozlovska on lustration in Ukraine

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

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.

Help Ukraine by visiting Warsaw!

Help Ukraine by visiting Warsaw!

On 9 March, 2014, an unusual event, organised by the Open Dialog Foundation, was held on the streets of Warsaw. All those who wished to express their support for Ukraine, participated in the urban game ‘Play for Ukraine!’.

Solidarity with the EuroMaidan

Solidarity with the EuroMaidan

Frost and wind did not discourage Warsaw residents, as well as residents of other cities in Poland, from participating in a demonstration of support for the Ukrainians, who have been protesting on the EuroMaidan since November, 2013.

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.