Saturday, December 04, 2004

Call For International Election Observers For Ukrainian Run-off

The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, which has fielded international election observers to Ukraine since 1994, is calling upon the international community to volunteer as observers for the Dec. 26th run-off election.

They state that:

We do not want to provide you with inaccurate information or with false hope, since we cannot confirm with certainty that additional election monitors will be registered with the CEC or that previously issued accreditations will be valid. Nonetheless, with the understanding that many details are still unknown, those interested in serving as a member of UCCA’s Delegation of International Election Observers, please ... fill out the form as soon as possible. We will continue to post all updates in this regard on our website.

Information on their very good program is available here. The form to register is available here.

Ukraine will need as many objective observers as possible for the run-off. If you are in Ukraine already and are not a Ukrainian citizen (you do not need to be a US citizen to register with the UCCA) please volunteer. If you're not in Ukraine and wish to genuinely contribute to making this world a better place, join the effort. Help Ukrainians truly celebrate Christmas by supporting their cry for freedom.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Decision of Court - 2nd Tour Re-Vote - Dec 26

The decision of the Supreme Court is not subject to appeal.

There are, however, rumors that Yanukovych will withdraw. If that is the case, and if he withdraws before the 16th, Yuschenko's opponent will be Moroz, because Moroz placed third in the first tour. However, since Moroz has firmly placed himself in Yuschenko's camp, it would seem unlikely that he will pick up the mantle to run against Yuschenko. Unless he does so only to encourage voters to support Yuschenko in the election. If Moroz withdraws, Yuschenko's opponent will be Petro Symonenko, the communist.

If Yanukovych withdraws after the 16th, then Yuschenko will be the only candidate on the ballot. The ballot will also include an option to vote "against" the candidate. Yuschenko must then garner 50% plus 1 vote.

Decision of the Supreme Court of Ukraine - CEC Decision Annulled

5 Minutes to 18:00

Partial agreement with the Yuschenko petition
21 nov the CEC didn't check the legitimacy of the results
It didn't Examine the violations

The decision of the CEC is Illegal. The CEC decision is annulled.
The law was violated.

The violations of the election law show that the decision does not reflect the will of the people.

The CEC must announce a run-off in 3 weeks.
The president and VR must investigate all the violations.

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Yuschenko on the Maidan

On the fly translation, transcription of Yuschenko on the Maidan

The authrities have played the most dangerous card. The division of the

Separatism was urged in the oblasts where there was total falsification of the election. The authorities try to make it look like the east wants to separate from Ukraine

We have found these cards 40 millions were made (Yuschenko shows a map of Ukraine which is divided into three) They began to divide Ukraine into 3 types, the first the sencd and third type of Ukrainiansbefore the election.

Crowd chants: Han'ba! Han'ba! Han'ba! (Shame! Shame!SHame!)

The authorities lose the elections and they put on a show and turns to the third sort of Ukrainian and tells them there is no room for you in this Ukraine. I was supported in 17 oblasts and they say that Yuschenko is a danger to eastern Ukraine.

The danger is from Kuchma and Yanukovych

There is a sign here on the Maidan. And I will sign it: Donbas We love You.

We are not divided. It doesn't matter if someone lives in a city in the east or west. I care whether they are unemployed.

Yuschenko starts speaking in Russian - They are lying that when I comeI will close Russian orthodox churches. Look here on the Maidan. There are people from all over Ukraine. And the Russian orthodox church is here too. We know that we live in 2004. We respect peoples choice. Where they worship, the synagogue or whatever church. The road to God is a personal choice.

Friends, we will not mix into church issues. We believe in harmony between people who go to different churches

They say that I'm against the Russian language. When I was small, I grew up 40 kilometers from Russia. There was a monument there that here was the border between the Russian and Polish empires 4 kilometers from where I grew up.

Tradition and history proves to us that we are a European nation. When Anna Yaroslavna married the French King, she signed her name. The French king signed an x. In Europe, people know many languages. Why shouldn't we.

My dear community, at the beginning of the 3rd millenium we should speak Ukrainian, Russian, German, French, English, Let Europe look at us and say that we are educated. She how many langues they speak. We should speak in the languages that people will understand us.

I never divided Ukraine into east and west. I speak in Ukrainian because it is easier for me. I turn to those who are ethnically, Russian Greek. I know Shevchenko, Skovoroda Franko, Lesia Ukrainian. But I also know Tolstoy. I am convinced that if Ukrainian were to disappear form the earth, the world would be poorer

The separatism that was thrown out by the authorities was really their white flag. That was their mistake.

Remember how many centuries, how much spilled blood to make Ukraine whole. We cannot allow this vlada to destroy this which is sacred - the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

We pay the price for our choice. My face is price I've paid. My family has paid for these politics by not being in their home, children not going to school

Crowd chants: Yuschenko! Yuschenko! Yuschenko!

Friends, our souls must be filled with faith. People who are on maidans throughout the country they are heroes.

When Kuchma says only a repeat of elections can be solving the situation.

Crowd: Kuchma Het' - Kuchma Away!

Every politician who speaks of new elections tries to destroy Ukraine. Look at what is happening economically. Only a conscious choice for a new second turn can save

I promise you that we will not take part in any discussions about new elections.

Imagine that there is the championship of Europe. 2 teams are tied in the finals, the tournament doesn't start from the beginning. We won't allow 37 million Ukrainians to be fooled.

Tomorrow we will start something new.

Friends stay on the maidan. There must be a new date for 2nd tour.

Vlada, you cannot raise your hand against the people

Nas Bahato- i nas ne podolaty! There are many of us and we will not be defeated!

Crowd: Nas Bahato- i nas ne podolaty!

To military - weapons must always be for the truth. It can never be used against the people. WE know that parents of solders gave the right upbringing to their children

Solders be with the people.

In VR tomorrow you must be without emotions unless you get the word.

To businessmen, understand that we a fighting for freedom

Friends - mobilize.
Businessmen - the maidan needs your help.

I've been asked how is this being financed. I say that's its all donations. They ask how much are you being paid. I say there's not enough money to pay for all of this.

The Maidan just reflects sheer goodness.

In 20 years you will tell your children that you were here, defending Ukraine.

Because of you the world became better.

We raised the country to a new high.

Just a few hours, a few days to finish this.

I am proud to be Ukrainian today.

I am sure that now we are better, smarter than we were ten days ago, not just those who were here, but all of the 47 million of the nation.

Thank you

Crowd: Yuschenko! Yuschenko! Yuschenko!

Tarasiuk About the Europe Parliament's Support of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine

On the fly translation of Tarasiuk speaking on the Maidan:

Tarasiuk explains that the EuroParliament was Orange yesterday, that deputies of the parliament were wearing orange ribbons and accepted a Resolution today which expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian nation.

He reads from the Resolution:
    • The European Parliament Condemns the machinations during the second tour of the presidential elections
    • The EP condemns the decisions of the CEC and the resolution mentions Kivalov by name.
    • The CEC completely ignored the will of the nation of Ukraine.
    • The EP calls on the Ukrainian authorities to annul the second tour and have a revote of the second tour by the end of this year.
    • The EP warns authorities not to use force against the people and not to pressure the media.
    • The EP deems unacceptable any seperatism in Ukraine and recognizes Ukraine's borders as indivisible.
    • The EP deputies recognize the negative role of Russia and that Russia is largely responsible for much of what is happening in Ukraine today.
    • The European Parliament will always support the Ukrainian nation to have a democratic state.
Tarasiuk also said that when Kuchma was familiarized with this resolution, he was upset. And that means that what the European Parliament did was correct.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Today, Wednesday, at 9am - Everyone to the Maidan!

Everyone who cares about the truth, about freedom must come out to the Maidan by 9am. Come sooner if possible. received unconfirmed information that Yanukovych has called a "meeting" of the parliamentary "majority," aptly described by Yulya Tymoshenko as traitors to Ukraine, at 8:30 am. With a parliamentary quorum, regardless of their location, the traitors can do anything they want - including swearing in the thug Yanukovych as president of Ukraine.

That fear is not farfetched. Tuesday, at midnight, Kuchma's constitutional term of five years as President ended. Theoretically, Ukraine is without a president.

The call from

Сьогодні, у середу, о дев'ятій ранку - всі на Майдані!

Всі на Майдан!
Забудьте навчання - йдемо перемагати!
Забудьте роботу - ВСІ на перемогу!
Всі здорові і застужені, виспані і не дуже, Київ, область. Україна - всі на
Майдан Незалежності о 9 ранку

Брати і сестри! ВСІ, хто за правду.

Не штурмом і емоціями.

Сьогодні: не робота чи відпочинок,
хвороба чи здоров’я,
не голод чи ситість –
АЛЕ твоя свобода вибору.
Сьогодні - тотальна мобілізація заради ПРАВДИ