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 Dialogue Foundation during the ‘Send a package to a Ukrainian family’ appeal.
- Arbitrary detention
- Mass detention
- Freedom of speech
- Civil liberties
- Freedom of assembly
- Freedom of association
- Freedom of religion
- Rule of law
- Hate speech and hate crime
- Legal assistance
- Prisoners' rights
- Political prisoners
- Political refugees
- Internally displaced people
- Expulsions and entry bans
- Fair trial
- Political persecution
- Death penalty
- Punitive psychiatry
- Schengen Information System
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Rights of soldiers and veterans
- Humanitarian aid
- International law
- Magnitsky Act
- Attacks on activists
- Selective justice
- Judiciary independence
- Persecution of lawyers
- Polish-Ukrainian relations
- Law enforcement and security services
- Enforced disappearances
- War crimes
On 27 May, during the most important sporting event since Euro 2012 at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and FC Sevilla met in the Europa League final. Those who could not cheer the teams on at the stadium attended the ‘Ukrainian World’ centre in order to watch the live broadcast
Spacerowa Street [which has been nominated for renaming] is located in the immediate vicinity of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw. According to Gazeta Wyborcza, the idea is supported by renowned politicians and activists.
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 Dialogue Foundation (ODF).
‘Stories without ending’, our exhibition which features the violence and rampant impunity in the North Caucasus have continued in ‘Ukrainian World since 26 May.
More than 1,500 people visited the ‘Ukrainian World’ centre at 63 Nowy Swiat Street in Warsaw during Museums night on 16 May 2015. The last guests left the premises long after midnight – and these were Warsaw residents.
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 Dialogue Foundation.
Gazeta Wyborcza wrote about volunteers from the Open Dialogue Foundation and the threat of closure of the centre for aid for Ukrainian immigrants.
For over a month – from 21 May to 30 June, the exhibition ‘I’ll go back, my brothers are there’, dedicated to the wounded soldiers fighting in the east of Ukraine, will be open to visitors at ‘Ukrainian World’. The opening of the exhibition was held on 21 May 2015 at 6.00 PM.
On the invitation of the Open Dialogue Foundation and the Open Europe Group, two entrepreneurs from Ukraine visited Poland on 21-22 April. Yuriy Shatynskiy and Ihor Haras, the owners of the Chumak company, one of the leading manufacturers of high-class custom-made furniture.
Horbów-Kolonia and Bezwola are situated in the Lublin region. The names of these villages are known to the majority of Ukrainians who fled to Poland. These are the places where gifts obtained during collections held in the ‘Ukrainian World’ centre, are taken.
Lyubov Soltys, the president of the ‘Fair Ukraine’ foundation from Terebovlia, along with two activists from the organisation, visited the ODF’s office and the ‘Ukrainian World’ centre on 27 April. Everyone benefited from the visit.
– Sometimes they come with a bundle containing all their belongings, sometimes they arrive in good cars, with cash – that’s how Mateusz Kramek from the Open Dialogue Foundation describes newcomers addressing ‘Ukrainian World’, in an interview with a Newsweek journalist.
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.
On 26th March, the Ukrainian World centre hosted a concert by Svitlana Grigorjeva entitled Music of the Heart.