MPs together with ODF members went to Bakhmut

MPs together with ODF members went to Bakhmut

24.01.2023

MPs from the Left, Civic Platform and Poland 2050 together with members of the Open Dialogue Foundation delivered reconnaissance drones, power generators, powerbanks, batteries, rechargeable batteries, candles, clothes, food and cleaning products to Kharkiv and Bakhmut. They were close to the front line. One of the missiles was about to strike within 100 m from the […]

Szłapka about the visit to Bakhmut: it really is hell out there

Szłapka about the visit to Bakhmut: it really is hell out there

23.01.2023

Szłapka on Sikorski’s comments: they are completely unnecessary You have to be careful with words like these, because they can be harmful. First of all, they provide a breeding ground for Russian trolls to show that there is a lack of unity on the matter of Ukraine in Poland – said Adam Szłapka, chairman of […]

MP of the New Left from Podlasie helped in Bakhmut

MP of the New Left from Podlasie helped in Bakhmut

22.01.2023

Paweł Krutul from the New Left party and other opposition MPs took part in the aid mission organised by the Open Dialogue Foundation. They provided Ukrainian soldiers with 15 tons of equipment – reconnaissance drones, power generators, food, medicines and dressings. Five opposition MPs have recently returned from the Ukrainian Bakhmut: Piotr Borys (Civic Platform), […]

MP from Podlasie delivered equipment to Ukraine as part of aid mission

MP from Podlasie delivered equipment to Ukraine as part of aid mission

22.01.2023

Paweł Krutul delivered equipment to soldiers fighting in Bakhmut as part of the Open Dialogue Foundation’s aid mission. The city is in a dramatic situation after shelling by the Russian aggressor. Five opposition MPs, including Paweł Krutul, a Left MP from Podlasie and vice-chairman of the National Defence Committee, took part in an aid mission […]

MP after a visit to Bakhmut: Less talk, more military aid

MP after a visit to Bakhmut: Less talk, more military aid

21.01.2023

“When we entered Kharkiv after 1 o’clock at night, all we saw was darkness. It looked like a zombie town,” recalls Paweł Krutul (New Left), vice-chairman of the National Defence Committee. Together with opposition deputies, he visited the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. “People are dying here and at the same time others debate whether to […]

A humanitarian mission to Bakhmut

A humanitarian mission to Bakhmut

20.01.2023

Power generators are needed for war-torn Ukraine The primary purpose of this mission was to deliver drones, food and aid to those in need. Power generators were also delivered to the frontline in Bakhmut. Additionally, one of these generators – funded by the municipality of Polkowice –  was sent to Kharkiv. Piotr Borys MP, who […]

Paweł Krutul in Ukraine. The MP delivered equipment to soldiers

Paweł Krutul in Ukraine. The MP delivered equipment to soldiers

20.01.2023

MP Paweł Krutul delivered equipment to soldiers fighting in Bakhmut as part of the Open Dialogue Foundation’s aid mission. He was accompanied by opposition MPs. Five opposition MPs have just returned from the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, including Paweł Krutul, a Left MP from Podlasie and vice-chairman of the National Defence […]

Wagner fighters go on the offensive over the corpses of young recruits and criminals [A REPORT FROM THE BAKHMUT AREA]

Wagner fighters go on the offensive over the corpses of young recruits and criminals [A REPORT FROM THE BAKHMUT AREA]

20.01.2023

Soledar is already in the hands of the Wagner mercenary group. The Russians are now trying to focus the Ukrainians’ attention on Bakhmut in order to strike elsewhere. In Bakhmut, just behind the railway bridge, there is a small square at the point where Tchaikovsky Street turns into Horbatov Street and then intersects with Cosmonauts […]

War in Ukraine. Trench candles are sent to Kramatorsk and opposition MPs supply equipment to Bakhmut

War in Ukraine. Trench candles are sent to Kramatorsk and opposition MPs supply equipment to Bakhmut

20.01.2023

On Friday, 20 January, a shipment including trench candles, trench construction rods, heaters and warm clothes much needed by Ukrainian soldiers set off from the town of Białystok. Meanwhile, a group of opposition MPs furnished equipment to those fighting in Bakhmut as part of the mission undertaken by the Open Dialogue Foundation. The shipment of […]

Correspondence from Bakhmut

Correspondence from Bakhmut

19.01.2023

The Convoy The last few days have blended into one in my mind and I still get confused when I try to identify when things happened. Was it on Monday or maybe Wednesday – all in all, it is all the same. Between Sunday morning and last evening I slept in bed for just 3.5 […]

Opposition MPs went to Ukraine. “The missile fell 100 metres from us”

Opposition MPs went to Ukraine. “The missile fell 100 metres from us”

19.01.2023

Opposition MPs travelled to Ukraine. Politicians from the Left, Civic Coalition and Poland 2050 brought aid to those in need and spoke with civilians, officials and military officers. In an interview with Interia, they shared harrowing accounts from the front line. A group of opposition deputies, together with members of the Open Dialogue Foundation, arrived […]

The members of the opposition went to Bakhmut to help. “Life there is a tragedy”

The members of the opposition went to Bakhmut to help. “Life there is a tragedy”

19.01.2023

“Life in Bakhmut is a tragedy. Explosions can be heard all the time, but people got used to it. They are depressed, they look like ghosts,” said Polish MP Hanna Gill-Piątek in an interview with Interia. Together with opposition MPs, she went to the city, which is directly on the front line. The politicians brought […]

The Secret of Tokayev and Putin: How to Circumvent the Oil Embargo

The Secret of Tokayev and Putin: How to Circumvent the Oil Embargo

30.12.2022

1. Introduction Download report Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the Kazakhstani authorities has repeatedly declared its “respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” [1], [2], [3]. Kazakhstani officials try to assure Ukraine and the international community that Kazakhstan is “complying with the sanctions” against Russia, although it is not “joining them“. In […]

Kremlin’s Secret Ally. How Tokayev is Helping Putin Circumvent Sanctions

Kremlin’s Secret Ally. How Tokayev is Helping Putin Circumvent Sanctions

22.12.2022

1. Introduction Download report After Russia launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Kazakhstani authorities stated that Kazakhstan “respects the territorial integrity of Ukraine” and “has not and will not recognise both the situation with Crimea and the situation with Donbass” [1], [2]. In June 2022, President Tokayev declared non-recognition of the […]

Hennadii Afanasiev got killed in action defending Ukraine against the Russian invaders

Hennadii Afanasiev got killed in action defending Ukraine against the Russian invaders

21.12.2022

Hennadii was a young man of Crimean origin who first fell into the hands of Russian torturers in 2014 as a result of the occupation of Crimea. He was one of several well-known Crimean prisoners illegally imprisoned and tortured by the Kremlin for their activities in favor of Ukraine.   The most famous of these prisoners […]