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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The second trip for school pupils to Berlin and Brussels

The second trip for school pupils to Berlin and Brussels

In the period between 4 July, 2016 and 8 July, 2016, the Open Dialog Foundation and the ‘European Exchange’ organised the second phase of the study visit of Ukrainian students from Kharkov, Odessa and Dnieper to Brussels and Berlin.

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.

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.

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.

Nadiya Savchenko has begun dry hunger strike

Nadiya Savchenko has begun dry hunger strike

On 4 March, 2016, Nadiya Savchenko officially went on a ‘dry hunger strike’, refusing even water. Such a radical move is a reaction to yesterday’s unlawful action of the court which did not permit the Ukrainian woman to deliver her final speech at the trial.

Report:  ‘28 hostages of the Kremlin’

Report: ‘28 hostages of the Kremlin’

Within the framework of the human rights campaign ‘LetMyPeopleGo’,ODF and the Civic Initiative ‘Euromaidan SOS’, present a report about 27 Ukrainians and 1 citizen of a European country who have faced unlawful and politically motivated criminal prosecution in Russia and the occupied Crimea.

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

The case of Aleksander Orlow

The case of Aleksander Orlow

For more than 15 years, the illegal prosecution of a 60-year-old citizen of Poland, a member of the Union of Journalists of Ukraine, human rights activist and father of three, including two minors, Aleksander Orlow, has been ongoing in Ukraine.

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.

Report: Volunteer battalions. Origin, operation, controversies

Report: Volunteer battalions. Origin, operation, controversies

A lot of controversies have arisen in connection with the volunteer battalions which have been involved in the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine. To a great extent, this is due to Russian media propaganda which promulgates the notion that the battalion soldiers are, in fact, ‘fascists’.

Report: Aid for civilians and soldiers in the ATO zone

Report: Aid for civilians and soldiers in the ATO zone

The anti-terrorist operation zone (ATO) can practically be divided into two zones: the zone of active hostilities, and the zone of ‘villages near-the-frontline’ where Ukrainian troops are stationed, but where no direct hostilities are taking place.

Ukrainian World: Exhibition “I’ll go back, my brothers are there’

Ukrainian World: Exhibition “I’ll go back, my brothers are there’

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.

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.

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.

Bartosz Kramek: border areas are most at threat from attacks

Bartosz Kramek: border areas are most at threat from attacks

On TVN24 Biznes i Świat’s “Otwarcie dnia” programme, the Chair of the Foundation’s Council, Bartosz Kramek, talked about the preparations now underway for a new offensive. An invasion may take place during the coming days and weeks, Kramek predicted.

Lyudmyla Kozlovska about the perception of lustration by Ukrainian media

Lyudmyla Kozlovska about the perception of lustration by Ukrainian media

Do the media in Ukraine take up the theme of lustration? Should it also cover journalists and would the media circles support the potential necessity of making lustration statements? These and other questions were answered by the President of the Open Dialog Foundation (ODF), Lyudmyla Kozlovska.

Half a tonne of aid will go to Ukraine

Half a tonne of aid will go to Ukraine

More packages are reaching us every day. Michał from Olsztyn and Milena from Warsaw organised collections at their places of work and residences for Ukraine. More than half a tonne of aid was collected.

Equipment for another Ukrainian soldier

Equipment for another Ukrainian soldier

Ukrainian soldiers are still awaiting equipment and life-saving devices. Thanks to a public collection, yet another person received help. Another portion of aid went to Vasyl Panas, an employee of the children’s department in the regional state administration in Horodenka.

Press Briefing: When will Yarema be punished?

Press Briefing: When will Yarema be punished?

Participants of the press briefing presented a detailed report regarding the inactivity of the General Prosecutor’s Office and cited grounds for bringing the former General Prosecutor to liability. The briefing was held in the Ukrainian Crisis Media Centre (UCMC) on 19 March, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

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.

Camouflage cloaks for Ukrainian conscripts

Camouflage cloaks for Ukrainian conscripts

Soldiers stationed on the front line received camouflage cloaks from the Open Dialog Foundation. Although a ceasefire has been effective in the ATO zone for a month now, it is not being respected: Ukrainian positions are under fire from guns and mortars.

A front line ‘must-have’ for Ukrainian soldiers

A front line ‘must-have’ for Ukrainian soldiers

As part of the ‘the bulletproof’ action, we sent two packages from Kiev for soldiers conscripted to military service. The packages contained helmets, bulletproof vests, tactical goggles and other items, necessary for the front line.

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.

‘Batkivschina’ supports the ‘Savchenko List’

‘Batkivschina’ supports the ‘Savchenko List’

The All-Ukrainian Union ‘Batkivshchyna’ [‘Fatherland’] supported the ‘Savchenko List’, created by our experts.This information was aired during a rally outside the Russian Embassy in Kiev by Member of the Verkhovna Rada from the ‘Fatherland’ Ivan Krulko.

Clothing for the frontline

Clothing for the frontline

Ivan and Dmytro, who, for the final few days before their deployment to the ATO zone are practising on a training ground near Lvov, sent pictures of the items transferred by the Open Dialog Foundation

Winter camouflage clothing for Ukrainian soldiers

Winter camouflage clothing for Ukrainian soldiers

Winter is coming to an end, but not everywhere. In the northern part of the frontline, soldiers still expect snowfall – in Lugansk province, snowfall is not a rare occurrence even at the beginning of April

Collection in Olsztyn

Collection in Olsztyn

On 21 February, thanks to the Municipal Board of the Association of Ukrainians in Poland, a collection was carried out at the ‘Masnytsya’ carnival party in Olsztyn. Our volunteer collected 820 PLN and 30 gr in a specially marked can

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.

Meeting with V. Portnikov in “Ukrainian World”

Meeting with V. Portnikov in “Ukrainian World”

The ‘Ukrainian World’ centre held a meeting with the famous Ukrainian journalist and publicist, Vitaliy Portnikov, during which he spoke about the inevitable defeat of Russia and the consolidation of the Ukrainian people.

The Ukrainian World: Meeting with V. Portnikov

The Ukrainian World: Meeting with V. Portnikov

The ‘Ukrainian World’ centre held a meeting with the famous Ukrainian journalist and publicist, Vitaliy Portnikov, during which he spoke about the inevitable defeat of Russia and the consolidation of the Ukrainian people

Bartosz Kramek about separatists’ offensive despite the truce

Bartosz Kramek about separatists’ offensive despite the truce

The guests of a special edition of TVP Info were Bartosz Kramek, Chairman of the Open Dialog Foundation and Michał Dworczyk from the Freedom and Democracy Foundation. Besides the concluded truce, commentators also referred to the dubious unanimity of the Member States of the European Union.

Ukrainian Pravda: Bartosz Kramek on the Minsk agreements

Ukrainian Pravda: Bartosz Kramek on the Minsk agreements

“We cannot play by Moscow’s rules. The West must remind Putin that in a potential conflict, he is on a hiding to nothing and he must understand that this is not only a war waged by Russia against Ukraine alone, but also against NATO and the EU” Kramek said

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.

SAVCHENKO LIST: persons involeved in persecution of N. Savchenko

SAVCHENKO LIST: persons involeved in persecution of N. Savchenko

The Open Dialog Foundation urges the imposition of personal sanctions against persons responsible for the kidnapping, arrest and imprisonment of Ukraine’s PACE delegate, people’s deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ukrainian citizen Nadiya Savchenko.

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

Press briefing “ATO: the last stand of the European security”

Press briefing “ATO: the last stand of the European security”

Polish MP Małgorzata Gosiewska and Roman Chraniuk, a member of the Polish band “Taraka” have recently returned from the ATO zone. They delivered humanitarian supplies, collected by the Open Dialog Foundation, to Stanytsia Luhanska and to the checkpoint no. 29; Chraniuk also donated his own car.

TVN BiŚ: Weapons for Ukraine from Poland? “Definitely”

TVN BiŚ: Weapons for Ukraine from Poland? “Definitely”

Should Poland trade in weapons with Ukraine? –Definitely. The question whether war will break out is a rhetorical one because the war has been going on for many months now – emphasized the Chair of the Open Dialog Foundation’s Council Bartosz Kramek, interviewed by TVN BiŚ.

Dutch MEP appeals in Savchenko’s case

Dutch MEP appeals in Savchenko’s case

Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Pieter Omtzigt, filed a written inquiry with the Committee of Ministers concerning N. Savchenko’s case, in which he asked what action had been taken to bring about the release of the Ukrainian lieutenant.

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.

Polskie Radio: How can Poland help Ukraine?

Polskie Radio: How can Poland help Ukraine?

How can Poland help Ukraine? only financially? – These questions were answered in the studio of Polish Radio Channel One by, amongst others, representatives of the foundations working in Poland, including Natalia Panchenko of the Open Dialog Foundation.

#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.

Poroshenko Lobbying a Yanukovych-style Bill

Poroshenko Lobbying a Yanukovych-style Bill

The Presidential Administration is promoting a bill on judicial system reform, which would extend the authority of President significantly. MPs have not had time to study the bill – it is scheduled for consideration for tomorrow.

“Vaccine against the dictatorship virus” for Poroshenko

“Vaccine against the dictatorship virus” for Poroshenko

On December 22, 2014, near the building of Presidential Administration, activists of the Open Dialog Foundation and members of the Kazakhstani opposition staged a political performance entitled ‘Poroshenko’s vaccination against the dictatorship virus’.

Sentsov was deemed ro be a Russian citizen

Sentsov was deemed ro be a Russian citizen

The Open Dialog Foundation received a reply to the inquiry regarding the case of Sentsov, Kolchenko and Afanasiyev from the Office of the General Prosecutor of the Russian Federation.

Alfredo Arpaia on the case of Nadiya Savchenko

Alfredo Arpaia on the case of Nadiya Savchenko

Alfredo Arpaia, the head of the Italian league for Human Rights (LIDU, Lega Italiana dei Diritti Dell’Uomo) and a member of the International Organisation for Human Rights (FIDH) has addressed Italian authorities with regard to the case of Nadiya Savchenko.

Updated amendment suggestions to the Ukrainian law on lustration

Updated amendment suggestions to the Ukrainian law on lustration

In connection with the presentation of the report summarising the legislative work on the Ukrainian lustration law, the project coordinator from the Foundation presented the latest expert recommendations regarding the changes in the law, which would bring the law more into line with the standards o

‘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.

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

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.

M. Schulz responds on N. Savchenko

M. Schulz responds on N. Savchenko

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, replied to an e-mail sent by the Open Dialog Foundation concerning Ukrainian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko.

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).

Polish Radio: More tensions in Ukraine

Polish Radio: More tensions in Ukraine

The Polish Radio station reported on more tensions in Ukraine – fights are continuously ongoing in the self-proclaimed republics. The situation was commented upon by the Foundation’s spokesman, Tomasz Czuwara.

Lyudmyla Kozlovska for Alter Mondes

Lyudmyla Kozlovska for Alter Mondes

Lyudmyla Kozlovska – President of the Open Dialog Foundation – for Alter Mondes, the French international relations magazine, about international relations, lustration and the situation in Ukraine.

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.

Monitoring mission in Eastern Ukraine

Monitoring mission in Eastern Ukraine

We have been following the events in Ukraine for months. Our correspondent Agnieszka Góralska is striving to report from the locations where military and terrorist actions are underway. She is documenting her work thoroughly, posting her coverage on Facebook and the Maidan24 website. So far, she has

The Sixth Monitoring Mission to the Russian Faderation has been held

The Sixth Monitoring Mission to the Russian Faderation has been held

13.10.2014 the 6th observation mission concerning Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot jailed in the Russian Federation, has been held. The mission members Anastasiia Chornohorska (Open Dialog Foundation) and Liliia Naumchuck (OZON Civic Monitoring) visited Russia to attend the court hearing. Natal

TVP Rzeszów TV: 42 bulletproof vests going to Ukraine

TVP Rzeszów TV: 42 bulletproof vests going to Ukraine

Regional TV channel, TVP Rzeszów, reported on the shipment of 42 bulletproof vests by the Open Dialog Foundation and how the goods had successfully crossed the border at the Medyka – Sheginy border crossing.

N. Savchenko undergoing psychiatric examination in Moscow

N. Savchenko undergoing psychiatric examination in Moscow

The Ukrainian lieutenant N. Savchenko was relocated to the Serbsky psychiatric centre in Moscow. Yesterday, on October 13th, a court hearing was supposed to be held in her case, it has now, however, been postponed until November 11th.

Nadiya Savchenko a prisoner of conscience

Nadiya Savchenko a prisoner of conscience

The Russian Human Rights Centre Memorial has cited N. Savchenko, the Ukrainian pilot illegally transported to Russia and accused of the murder of two journalists, as a prisoner of conscience.

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.

Savchenko locked in an insane asylum prior to the appellate hearing?

Savchenko locked in an insane asylum prior to the appellate hearing?

Ukranian pilot, Nadiya Savchenko has been transferred from the detention facility in Voronezh, Russia to the Moscow detention centre for women ‘SIZO-6 Pechatniki’. A hearing in which the court will consider the appeal of the defence, who did not agree to the forced psychiatric examination of their

IAR about situation in Kazakhstan

IAR about situation in Kazakhstan

The Radio Information Agency has published a despatch on the situation in Kazakhstan which cites a representative of the Open Dialog Foundation, Jędrzej Czerep.

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.

Decentralisation: preliminary results of reforms

Decentralisation: preliminary results of reforms

Decentralisation in Ukraine, instruments to support the process and development of local governments in the regions were the main themes of the conference on “Decentralisation: preliminary results of reforms.” held at the Ukrinform national press centre in Kiev on 3rd September.

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.

TVN 24: Ukrainian navigator to be sent to psychiatric ward

TVN 24: Ukrainian navigator to be sent to psychiatric ward

Quoting the sources of the Open Dialog Foundation, TVN 24 informed of the decision of the Voronezh court, which extended the detention of Nadiya Savchenko and ordered the Ukrainian pilot to undergo a “stationary psychiatric expert examination“.

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.

Sister of N. Savchenko in Poland

Sister of N. Savchenko in Poland

Following her receipt of an invitation from the Open Dialog Foundation Vira Savchenko visited Warsaw – 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.

Report: The case of Nadiya Savchenko

Report: The case of Nadiya Savchenko

According to all international legal norms, the Russian Federation has no right to detain, arrest, present charges to or try the citizens of Ukraine for alleged crimes committed on the territory of Ukraine.

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.

“Eat Apples to Annoy Putin”

“Eat Apples to Annoy Putin”

As part of the campaign ‘Eat apples to annoy Putin’, together with EuroMaidan Warsaw, volunteers and staff of the Open Dialog Foundation were handing out Polish apples to pedestrians passing by Ukraine’s Embassy in Warsaw.

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.

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.

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 […]

Meeting with Vera Savchenko and Rebecca Harms

Meeting with Vera Savchenko and Rebecca Harms

A delegation from the Open Dialog Foundation met with the German politician and MEP, Rebecca Harms; and Vera Savchenko – the sister of the Ukrainian pilot, Lieutenant Nadiya Savchenko.

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.

Abducted pilot talks about her kidnapping and hunger strike

Abducted pilot talks about her kidnapping and hunger strike

Yesterday (16 July, 2014) the consul of Ukraine in the Russian Federation received permission to visit Lieutenant Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian army pilot arrested by pro-Russian terrorists in Ukraine and taken to Russia.

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.

Ukraine’s Tax System Reform: Myth or Reality

Ukraine’s Tax System Reform: Myth or Reality

Government in collaboration with experts has worked out Concept for Ukraine’s tax system reforms, which has been introduced to the public recently. The Concept is to determine trends, mechanisms and timings to form an efficient tax system that will provide a favourable environment for the growth of

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.

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.

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.

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.

Slaviansk resident released from captivity

Slaviansk resident released from captivity

On 23 May, 2014, a 21-year old resident of Sloviansk, Nikolay Savchenko, was released from captivity. The man had been held in the basement of the building of the local Security Service of Ukraine on charges of participation in the EuroMaidan.

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.

#WeAreWithYou From The Very Beginning!

#WeAreWithYou From The Very Beginning!

We’ve been actively helping in the development of civil society in Ukraine and the support of pro-European changes in Poland’s eastern neighbouring state for half a year now.

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.

ODF for wp.pl on the situation in Donetsk

ODF for wp.pl on the situation in Donetsk

On the spirits in Donetsk and the tragic death toll of the recent days as told to the Internet portal Wirtualna Polska by the observer of the Open Dialog Foundation, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska-Moskalewicz.

Government presents its vision of key 2015 budget policy trends

Government presents its vision of key 2015 budget policy trends

On 19 April 2014, according to Article 33 of the Budget Code of Ukraine, Prime Minister Yatseniuk’s government submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the Draft Resolution “On the Guidelines of the 2015 Budget Policy” , developed in accordance to the Programme of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukrai

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.

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.

Russia is abusing the mechanisms of Interpol

Russia is abusing the mechanisms of Interpol

On 11 April, 2014, a press conference entitled ‘Combating authoritarian regimes: an examination of extraditions requested by Ukraine and the expulsion of violators of the Charter from Interpol’ was held at the UNIAN premises.

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.

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.