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Are Assaults on LGBT-People a State Policy in Ukraine?

A new wave of assaults on LGBT activists was launched in Ukraine: first, armed individuals from the far-right organization “Right Sector” attacked the documentary screening on gay community participation in the Revolution of Dignity in 2013-2014; second, people who openly condemned the discrimination of sexual minorities started receiving threats. These facts made a respected international NGO Amnesty International call for police investigations as to the fact of pressure on public figures supporting LGBT-people.

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American Dream for Ukrainian Democracy

After the Revolution of Dignity we paid a great price for had won, Ukrainians believed the country made a radical turn from the collective Asian and authoritarian model of society (characteristic of Russia, in particular) to a European one with its liberal values. It seemed that since many people had died for ruining the old system it was impossible to go back to the dark soviet times. It seemed that the new Ukraine people longed for would be built upon the new anthropocentric values such as basic respect for human rights and the rule of law.

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