What can Ukraine expect from the West now?

Myroslav Marynovych

I write to you as a former prisoner of conscience of the Brezhnev era. All other titles are rapidly losing sense in the light of the bleeding Ukrainian Maidan.

Visegrad Literary Residency Program 2014 – call for applications

Visegrad Literary Residency Program 2014

The Visegrad Literary Residency Program, established 2012 by the International Visegrad Fund, consists of a series of residency stays and literary events addressed to writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, essayists, critics as well as literary translators, publicists and journalists from the

13. Visegrad Summer School - information for candidates

13. Visegrad Summer School will be held from 29 June to 12 July 2014. Call for applications will be open and more details will be announced on 1 March 2014.

Open Letter from Ukrainian writer Yuri Andrukhovych

Empathise with us. Think about us. We shall overcome all the same, no matter how hard they rage - writes Yuri Andrukhovych at his open letter published at Czarne Publishing House's facebook page.

Full text in German and Polish at,artykuly,12,3246.html?ch_lng=ua

English version available at

Statement by Grupa Zagranica on the restriction of civil liberties in Ukraine

Non-governmental organisations involved in international cooperation express their solidarity with Ukrainian society, and appeal to the Polish authorities to react to the restriction of fundamental civil liberties in Ukraine.

On January 16, the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada—in violation of parliamentary procedures—enacted amendments to Ukrainian law which seriously restrict fundamental civil rights and liberties. This new legislation may be deployed against the participants of peaceful demonstrations which have been drawing thousands of citizens out into the streets of Ukrainian cities since November 2013. These amendments are also directed against non-governmental organisations, the independent media, and opposition politicians.

Grupa Zagranica appeals to the Polish authorities to take a firm stand on the Ukrainian authorities’ anti-democratic actions. Organisations express solidarity with Ukrainian society, as well as admiration and respect for the millions of Ukrainians proving every day that their country’s rightful place lies in a United Europe.