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 […]

‘Russian mir’ brought annihilation

‘Russian mir’ brought annihilation

20.01.2023

The Overkilling As the night falls, Ukraine plunges into total darkness. It is a wartime prevention tactic to hamper the aggressors, but also the outcome of Russian attacks on the country’s power grid system. In urban areas, a bit of illumination is provided by traffic lights, so one can travel safely. But as we approach […]

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 […]

Opposition MPs will travel to the war front area. “This must be handled with extreme sensitivity”

Opposition MPs will travel to the war front area. “This must be handled with extreme sensitivity”

02.01.2023

In January, a group of Polish MPs intend to go on a humanitarian mission near the eastern front in Ukraine. They are going visit Kharkiv region and Donbas. The aim of this mission is to deliver aid to liberated territories, donate drones to the Ukrainian army and encourage Poles to engage into a second wave […]

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 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 practice, the […]

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 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 so-called “LPR” […]

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 […]

They are the “eyes” of the Ukrainian army, but now they badly need help.”Their job is to see the enemy.”

They are the “eyes” of the Ukrainian army, but now they badly need help.”Their job is to see the enemy.”

16.12.2022

It has been almost a year – a year of struggle, fear, suffering, loss and hope. Hope for an end to the war in Ukraine. But in order for this scenario to have any chance of coming true, support is needed. Ukrainian soldiers certainly do not lack courage and determination, but the problem is the […]

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

Our help for Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02-30.11.2022

01.12.2022

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 67 transports with which we have delivered 71 211 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! The aid mentioned above included: ● 1 117 helmets; ● 4 […]

Dominika Przychodzeń’s Two Polands. How an Activist Oppressed by the State Ruled by the Law and Justice Helps Refugees

Dominika Przychodzeń’s Two Polands. How an Activist Oppressed by the State Ruled by the Law and Justice Helps Refugees

28.11.2022

Have you got any ideas how many offence cases a volunteer helping refugees from Ukraine may have for protesting against the government? Why does Why does the escape route from Ukraine go through Belarus? And why the Ukrainian borscht from Warsaw’s East Station has become famous in Vienna? WE ARE SITTING at one of the […]

Humanitarian mission #OppositionForUkraine

Humanitarian mission #OppositionForUkraine

23.11.2022

The war in Ukraine has moved into a decisive phase. The defenders, in an act of incredible perseverance and courage, are pushing back the invaders from key areas in the east and south of the country. The brave Ukrainians are not only an inspiration to the whole world, but are also repelling an invasion that […]

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