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(PHOTOS + VIDEO) Transcarpathian police hold unprecedented anti-protest drills

May 21, 2016 –  Semen Doroshenko, PolitNavigator –  Translated by J. Arnoldski The Transcarpathian police held large-scale tactical and specialized drills on crowd and riot control including nearly five hundred police officers. This was reported by the press-service of the Transcarpathian police.  As reported by the police, all units of the National Police from all […]

Mukachevo protesters demand a special status for Transcarpathia and recognition of Rusyn minority

August 18, 2015 Translated by J. Arnoldski “In Mukachevo, Rusyns hold march and rally against Right Sector terror, for peace, and a special status for Transcarpathia” The “Association of Carpathian Rusyns” and the “Coordinating Committee of Rusyn Organizations of Transcarpathia” organized and held a march and rally in downtown Mukachevo. Rusyns marched through the city […]

From Mukachevo to Kiev–Right Sector erects checkpoints

July 24, 2015 From Mukachevo to Kiev–Right Sector erects checkpoints By Aleksandr Sabiy Translated from Russian by J.Hawk Have you driven lately on the Zhitomir road?If not, let me tell you an interesting piece of news: there’s a Right Sector checkpoint there. It would seem that the Mukachevo situation has spilled into all of Ukraine […]

Transcarpathia: Donbass Deja-Vu?

July 20, 2015 Transcarpathia: Donbass Deja-Vu? By J.Hawk Looking at the just recently uploaded video showing the National Guard interact with the local population at one of its checkpoints in Transcarpathia, I’m reminded that the war on the Donbass started in a very similar fashion. Just people talking. Gradually using harsher and harsher rhetoric. And […]

Pyatt to visit Transcarpathia

July 20, 2015 Pyatt to visit Transcarpathia Translated from Ukrainian by J.Hawk Tomorrow, on Tuesday July 21, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (sic) US Ambassador to Ukraine Jeffrey Pyatt will arrive in the Transcarpathia Region. learned it from government sources. The diplomat plans to meet with the region’s leaders in Uzhgorod. The ambassador intends to […]

Shots fired at the homes of leaders of Transcarpathia Rusyn movement

A town in Transcarpathia July 19, 2015 Rusvesna Translated by Kristina Rus In Tyachev district, Transcarpathian region of Ukraine, Ukrainian militants fired at the house of the head of the World Council of Subcarpathian Rusyns and the home of his deputy, told “Rusvesna” the online coordinator of the Rusyn movement, Peter Getsko. He added that the […]

A letter from a Rusyn of Transcarpathia: “Ukraine is a failed state!”

Mukachevo, Transcarpathia July 17, 2015 Viktoria Khokhlova (Facebook) Translated by Kristina Rus Rusyns have no relation to “zapadentsi” (Western Ukrainians) in the classic sense of the word, on the contrary, they have always been skeptical of the “Ukrainian state”: “Hello, I am writing to you from a small town in Transcarpathia, to clarify the situation […]

Transcarpathia has been de facto autonomous from Kiev for 20 years – Kiev analyst

July 17, 2015 Politnavigator Translated by Kristina Rus Kiev suddenly realized: Crimea, Donbass, Transcarpathia is next Throughout all the years of independence Transcarpathia was part of Ukraine only geographically, and actually lived by own laws, said on “Gromadske  TV” political analyst Andrey Zolotarev. According to him, Kiev received “profits” from Transcarpathia, and in response, it […]

Mukachevo – a contraband capital of Ukraine

Mukachevo July 17, 2015 @Politchanka Translated by Kristina Rus The scale of the contraband market in Mukachevo You probably already heard that in Mukachevo there was a shootout with lethal results (three bodies)? It was an argument of pravoseki with the police and the local mafia.  But in my post I want to talk not […]