If you are unaware of what has been happening in Ukraine, please take the time to read this (it’s short and concise!):
What’s been going on in Ukraine, explained
Ukrainians have been peacefully protesting in Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv for more than two months in a protest dubbed EuroMaidan (Maidan’sFacebook page in English, as well as their English blog for those who want more information). Recently, these protestors have been harassed by militia men and riot police sent out on the orders of President Victor Yanukovich. Some of the harassments have turned violent, with both protesters and police involved. Thousands of people on the Maidan are at risk, and as of Wednesday, three have died battling riot police. Here are FOUR articles depicting Kyiv as of right now:
As of January 16th, the Ukrainian parliament (under concealed orders from Russian-rule supporters) has “passed illegal, unconstitutional laws restricting political speech and the freedoms of assembly, association, and press, taking Ukraine out of the community of free nations, and placing it under a Soviet-style tyranny.” This means that the Ukrainian people have been essentially cut off from the world. Pro-revolution television updates have been either edited or unaired. Newspapers have been censored. There will be no digital access to the outside world (articlehere). PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO HELP UKRAINE GET THE AID IT NEEDS AND RESTORE PEACE AND BASIC CIVIL LIBERTIES. SIGNAL BOOST AND SPREAD THE WORD.
For those in Ukraine, here is a helpful site on how to access internet during the possible censorship. Ми ще далі з Вами!
Права людини понад усе!
Human Rights Above All!