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Letter to UN: Urgent call for effective collective measures by the United Nations in response to Russia’s illegal acts of aggression against Ukraine

22 March 2014
His Excellency Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations
UN Headquarters
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York, NY 10017, USA
sgcentral@un.org
Fax: (212) 963-2155

His Excellency John William Ashe
President of the General Assembly
of the United Nations
2 United Nations Plz
New York, NY 10017
fullerf@un.org
Fax: (212) 963-3301

Urgent call for effective collective measures by the United Nations in response to Russia’s
illegal acts of aggression against Ukraine

Dear Sirs,

We, the Ukrainian Community in Denmark and friends of Ukraine, would like to support initiative of Ukrainian World Congress in urging the United Nations to consider the severity of the repercussions on global peace and security of President Vladimir Putin’s actions and imperialistic ambitions and to urgently take effective collective measures in response to Russia’s illegal acts of aggression against Ukraine by:

• confirming that no threat to Russian or other minorities exist in Ukraine, that Russia’s claims to the contrary are without basis and that the presence of Russia’s forces in Ukraine (including Crimea) are illegal and сonstitute a clear act of aggression pursuant to the UN General Assembly Resolution 3314 (XXIX);
• suspending Russia’s rights and privileges of membership in the United Nations in view of its flagrant violations of the Charter of the United Nations and other international obligations in accordance with Article 18.2 of the said Charter;
• sending UN peacekeeping forces to Ukraine to protect it from any further invasion by Russia and
• applying severe sanctions against Russia for its outrageous violations of world peace and security.

Along with the letter we add a letter from Ukrainian World Congress.

With sincerest gratitude,
Alina Protsyk
President of Lastivka – Ukrainian Youth Organization of Denmark
Kobbelvænget 59, 5th.,
2700 Brønshøj, Denmark
lastivka@lastivka.dk
phone: +45 22 90 49 95
c.c. Ukrainian World Congress, 145 Evans Avenue, Suite 207, Toronto, Ontario M8Z 5X8 Canada

22.03.2014 Demonstration against the dictatorship of Putin in Arhus.

Demonstration
22/3-14 kl 10:00- 12:00 i Århus på Store Torv
– Against the Russian invasion of Ukraine
– Against the Russian informations propaganda
– Against the dictatorship of Putin
purpose:
– Support the residents of Ukraine
– Support Ukrainian troops
– Support democracy in Ukraine and in the rest of Europe
– Draw attention of Danish population on the crisis in Ukraine and on the Crimean peninsula

arhus

Demonstration on 19.3.14 in front of the Russian embassy in Copenhagen

Dear, Friends.
19-th of March, Members of “Lastivka” organize demonstration near the Russian embassy.
The Aim of demonstration:
– protest against the seizure of Ukraine by Russia;
– support of Russian ANTIwar movement;
The main messages:
– we are against Pytin agrassion;
-we are against russian propaganda;
-we are against politic of Russian governance, but we are NOT against Russia and russian people;
-we support russian people, who stand this days against war with Ukraine.
Demonstration will be held 19-th of March, we start at 16-00.
We invite you to come and support Ukraine.
We hope to see You, your friends and family.

putinhands

“Lastivka” starts money collection for organising medical treatment and rehabilitation of the injured protesters in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Youth Organisation of Denmark Lastivka starts money collection for organising medical treatment and rehabilitation of the injured protesters and financial support to the families of killed demonstrantors in period between the 18th and 21st of February 2014 in Ukraine.

For those of you who want to support this initiative, please use following bank and account information for money transfer: Lån & Spar Bank A/S Reg.nr:0400 Account nr:4018549862.

Lastivka urges to help Ukrainians who have been defending their country and going on the fight for Ukraine’s independence and democracy.

Lastivka has the necessary permission for money collection from the Danish police.

More information on https://www.facebook.com/DKhelpingUA or call 25784355 (Mariya).

Texts of the petitions to the Russian, British and US Embassies. 04.03.2014

Petition to the Russian Embassy:

Russian Embassy,
Kristianiagade 5,
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

We, the Ukrainian Community in Denmark and friends of Ukraine, are writing to the Government of Russia – as a signatory of the Budapest Memorandum to defend the sovereignty of Ukraine in case of a military intervention into Ukraine signed on December 5h, 1994 and a signatory of the Agreement about Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Russian Federation and Ukraine signed on May 31th, 1997.

According to the paragraph 1. of the above mentioned Memorandum and the principals of the OSCE, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are obligated to recognize and protect the independence, sovereignty and the current borders of Ukraine. In a case of a situation that triggers these obligations accordingly to the paragraph 6. Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America need to implement the necessary consultations and actions.

According to the article 2. of the above mentioned Agreement Russia and Ukraine respect territorial integrity of each other and confirm the inviolability of existing borders.

Russia’s today’s actions bluntly put the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine under a threat and also violate the terms of the Memorandum and the Agreement. Therefore we are requesting Russian Government to take their agreed responsibilities accordingly to the international law.

We demand following:
1) Withdraw Russian armed forces from the territory of Ukraine;
2) Extradite Yanukovich and other former Ukrainian officials responsible for mass murders and beatings of demonstrants in Ukraine;
3) Stop spreading disinformation about events in Ukraine and not to interfere with the work of journalists.

With sincerest gratitude,
Alina Protsyk
President of Lastivka – Ukrainian Youth Organization of Denmark
email: lastivka@lastivka.dk

Petition to the British Embassy:

British Embassy
Kastelsvej 36-40
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

We, the Ukrainian Community in Denmark and friends of Ukraine, are writing to the Government of the United Kingdom – as a signatory of the Budapest Memorandum to defend the sovereignty of Ukraine in case of a military intervention into Ukraine signed on December 5h, 1994.

According to the paragraph 1. of the above mentioned Memorandum and the principals of the OSCE, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are obligated to recognize and protect the independence, sovereignty and the current borders of Ukraine. In a case of a situation that triggers these obligations accordingly to the paragraph 6. Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America need to implement the necessary consultations and actions.

Russia’s today’s actions bluntly put the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine under a threat and also violate the terms of the Memorandum. Therefore we are requesting the signatories of the Memorandum to take their agreed responsibilities accordingly to the international law.

With sincerest gratitude,
Alina Protsyk
President of Lastivka – Ukrainian Youth Organization of Denmark
email: lastivka@lastivka.dk

Petition to the U.S. Embassy:

Embassy of the United States of America
Dag Hammarskjölds Allé 24,
2100 København
Denmark

We, the Ukrainian Community in Denmark and friends of Ukraine, are writing to the Government of the United States of America – as a signatory of the Budapest Memorandum to defend the sovereignty of Ukraine in case of a military intervention into Ukraine signed on December 5h, 1994.

According to the paragraph 1. of the above mentioned Memorandum and the principals of the OSCE, the United Kingdom and the United States of America are obligated to recognize and protect the independence, sovereignty and the current borders of Ukraine. In a case of a situation that triggers these obligations accordingly to the paragraph 6. Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States of America need to implement the necessary consultations and actions.

Russia’s today’s actions bluntly put the sovereignty and integrity of Ukraine under a threat and also violate the terms of the Memorandum. Therefore we are requesting the signatories of the Memorandum to take their agreed responsibilities accordingly to the international law.

With sincerest gratitude,
Alina Protsyk
President of Lastivka – Ukrainian Youth Organization of Denmark
email: lastivka@lastivka.dk

Light a candle for Ukraine!

More than 25 people have died and more than 1000 have become victims of the recent clashes between the regime and Euromaidan protesters in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Tomorrow the organizations of ‘SILBA – Support initiative for Liberty and Democracy’ and ‘Lastivka’, the Ukrainian Youth Organization of Denmark, invite everyone in Copenhagen to come and show their support to the people of Ukraine. We will walk to the Embassy of Ukraine to light candles for those who have fallen in the recent days, on the 18th, 19th and 20th of February.

Please invite all of your friends and family to this event and feel free to share it in any organisation you might be part of, tell your local politicians to join and help us to make sure that the people of Ukraine feel our strong support!

Lets show the people of Ukraine that Denmark cares about them and that we do not tolerate the violence of the regime towards the protesters on Euromaidan!

Please bring candles and flowers to lay by the Ukrainian embassy – and wear your best blue and yellow outfit!

Program:

19:00 – We gather at SILBA office, Gothersgade 151B, 1123 Copenhagen
19:10 – Marching towards the Ukrainian embassy (Toldbodgade 37)
20:00 – Laying flowers, lighting candles and having a minute of silence by the Embassy

Petition to the Austrian Ambassador in Denmark

To: Ernst-Peter Brezovszky
Sølundsvej 1
2100 København,
Denmark
Date: 10 February 2014
Dear Mr. Ernst-Peter Brezovszky,

We, the Ukrainian Community in Denmark and friends of Ukraine, are deeply upset and shocked with the recent events in Ukraine. As you are aware, the people of Ukraine have been struggling to rid themselves of the corrupt and violent regime of Victor Yanukovych and his political allies, namely Andrij Kljujew (current head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine), Mykola Asarow (Prime Minister of Ukraine til 27 Jan 2014).
President Yanukovych and his political allies have grossly violated human rights, as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Hundred and eighty-third plenary meeting Resolution 217(A)(III) of the United Nations General Assembly, December 10, 1948; Articles: 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 28. Yanukovych’s regime violently disperses peaceful demonstrations, organizes bloody beatings of unarmed people, and holds kangaroo courts, that throw innocent people in jail and holds political prisoners.
We ask that you, as a representative of Austria in Denmark, appeal to your government officials, including but not limited to the President and members of the Parliament, to impose immediate and irreversible individual sanctions against those responsible for the recent bloodshed, banning them and members of their families from entry into Austria.
There are numerous publications in Ukrainian and international media (please find them in the addendum to the letter) revealing existence of property and businesses in Austria which are linked to aforementioned Ukrainian officials and members of their families. The businesses and property are purchased for proceeds of corruption laundered via the international financial system through the network of shell-companies and professional intermediaries. It is also known that family members of the aforementioned Ukrainian officials hold Austrian permanent residence permits and reside in Austria.
All the facts create Austria an image of a shelter for corrupt politicians, their families and assets.
Pursuant to the international anti-money laundering standards of FATF, implemented in the EU Directives, we request the following:
1. An immediate freeze placed on all accounts of aforementioned Ukrainian officials and members of their families and the companies of which they are the beneficiaries.
2. An immediate freeze of correspondent banking accounts, used by business structures and affiliated financial institutions of aforementioned Ukrainian officials and members of their families to get access to the world finance market.
3. Revoke residence permits in Austria issued to aforementioned Ukrainian officials and members of their families.
4. Conduct changes in Austrian legislation which will prevent corrupt foreign officials along with members of their families from using Austria as a shelter for themselves and assets purchased for proceeds of corruption.
On behalf of the Ukrainian community worldwide, we thank you for your cooperation in helping to establish a democratic and corruption free form of government in Ukraine; as well as contributing to the protection of human rights.

With sincerest gratitude,
Alina Protsyk
President of Lastivka – Ukrainian Youth Organization of Denmark
mobile: 22 90 49 95
email: lastivka@lastivka.dk

UKRAINE – Discussion based on present political situation, 2.2.2014

The discussion took place at Cafe Retro and gathered around 50 participants from different countries.

The aim was to increase awareness of the crisis that Ukraine, the largest country in Europe, is facing at the moment.

During the event several movies and reports from Ukraine were screened, followed by the presentations and further discussion.

Program:
12:00 MOVIES in the SILENT ROOM (1st floor)
Having started with the movie about Orange Revolution (2004), we continued with the reports and movies of today’s situation in Ukraine.
15:00 – 16:00 PRESENTATIONS:
1. BRIEF HISTORY: culture, tradition, ethnicity and etc. by Viktorija Gorbatenko
2. GEOPOLITICAL and ECONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT: Ukraine between the West and the East; why Ukraine is important for Europe. by Kostyantyn Lebedyev
3. CORRUPTION in UKRAINE by Oleg Dudnyk and Oleg Grytsynevych
4. EUROMAYDAN by Maxim Prasolov (spilno.tv)
16:00 GUESTS from Ukraine, Belarus and Denmark /QUESTIONS/DISCUSSIONS

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