Ukraine

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After warning for many weeks of consequences if President Putin did not deescalate, the West is now following through in a serious way on its warnings.

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Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
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Eurasia

Having called on the Obama administration for several months to show leadership in pushing back against Russian President Vladimir Putin for his ongoing aggression against Ukraine, Freedom House welcomes today's announcement of new, tougher U.S. sanctions targeting Russian banks and energy companies.

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
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Eurasia, Americas

Freedom House encourages the Ukrainian Rada to ratify the Rome Statute without delay and send a clear signal that there should be no impunity for human rights abuses in Ukraine or elsewhere.

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Human Rights Defense, Intergovernmental Bodies
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Eurasia
written by
Tyler Roylance
Staff Editor

In the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and East Asia, antidemocratic forces have been on the rampage, threatening to pull the United States into new conflicts against its will. In each of these cases, the crisis has origins in authoritarian rule, and only a policy built on the promotion of democratic governance has any hope of ensuring a lasting peace.

 

Experts

Director for Eurasia Programs


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Special Reports

Press Freedom: An Own Goal for Ukraine

Freedom House, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), Article 19, Open Society Foundations (OSF), and the Ukraine Association of Press Publishers compiled a joint report on Ukraine's press freedom situation. The reoprt outlines the findings of a mission conducted in early April that ultimately found serious corruption issues and other problems. The report recommended a number of steps in order to improve freedom of expression in the country.

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Freedom House works in Ukraine to protect professional and citizen journalists, to empower and support their efforts to impartially cover developments in Ukraine, and to uncover corruption.

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