UK arrested Tommy Robinson for reporting child-rape gangs that the government caters to. The UK banned reporting of his arrest, denied him a lawyer, and is trying to have him assassinated in prison. Regardless of how you feel about his views, this is a totalitarian government.
Tommy Robinson isn't the first to that the UK has jailed after a secret trial. Melanie Shaw tried to expose child abuse in a Nottinghamshire kids home -- it wasn't foreigners doing the molesting, but many members of the UK's parliament. The government kidnapped her child and permanently took it away. Police from 3 forces have treated her like a terrorist and themselves broken the law. Police even constantly come by to rob her phone and money. She was tried in a case so secret the court staff had no knowledge of it. Her lawyer, like Tommy's, wasn't present. She has been held for over 2 years in Peterborough Prison. read, read
and largest city
|Recognised regional languages||Russian, Crimean Tatar|
77.8 % Ukrainian|
17.3 % Russian
4.9 % others
|Government||Unitary semi-presidential republic|
|November 7, 1917|
|November 1, 1918|
|December 30, 1922|
|June 30, 1941|
|August 24, 19912|
|603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi) (45th)|
• Water (%)
• 2010 estimate
• 2001 census
|77/km2 (199.4/sq mi) (115th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2010 estimate|
|$302.679 billion |
• Per capita
|GDP (nominal)||2010 estimate|
• Per capita
Error: Invalid HDI value · 69th
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
• Summer (DST)
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||UA|
1 The ancient state of Kievan Rus' was formed in 882 on the territory of modern Ukraine. From the historiographical point of view, Rus' polity is considered by some historians and the Ukrainian Parliament as an early predecessor of the Ukrainian nation.
2 An independence referendum was held on December 1, after which a Ukrainian independence declaration was finalized on December 26. The current constitution was formally adopted on June 28, 1996.
The Ukraine borders Russia to the East and north-east, Belarus to the north, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south. The historic city of Kiev (Kyiv) is the country's capital. The chief city of the Western Ukraine is Lviv. The Ukraine as a nation state in its current form is of fairly recent origin. Historically the country is divided into two spheres: the ancient principality of Galicia in the West, which looks to the Germanic countries and Poland culturally as influences, and the Russian-speaking South and East, which naturally looks more to Moscow. The country is a majority Orthodox religiously, but Uniate Catholics predominate in the West and those of the Orthodox faith there are also in conflict with the contemporary Moscow Patriarchate. The nation considers itself the heirs of the Cossacks.
From at least the 9th century, the territory of present-day largely eastern Ukraine was a centre of medieval East Slavic civilization forming the state of Kievan Rus. For the following several centuries the territory was divided among a number of regional powers.
After a brief period of independence (1917–1921) following the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, in which the Central Powers had guaranteed a Free Ukraine the entire area became submerged in the Russian Civil War. Most of today's Ukraine thereafter found itself as one of the artificial Soviet Republics from 1922, part of the murderous Communist Soviet Union. During Soviet rule, in 1932–1933 millions of Ukrainian people were systematically starved to death in a man-made famine known as Holodomor.
Eastern Galicia or just Galicia & Ruthenia, was at the 1919 Paris Peace Conferences hotly contested. Removed from the Austrian sovereignty they had enjoyed since 1772, the indigenous population were anxious not to be placed in the newly erected state of Poland. The latter's champions, France and the USA, nevertheless pressed for its inclusion. However "the British Government was opposed to anything leading to a final union of Eastern Galicia and Poland" pointing out that "a large majority of the population in Eastern Galicia was not Polish." The end result was a compromise (for the Allies) and a victory, of sorts, for Poland, the end decision being that Eastern Galicia would provisionally become a League of Nations Mandate placed under Polish administration (not sovereignty), for 25 years. There were numerous conditions, one of which was that Poland could not exercise military conscription there and that the indigenous population would have the same representation in the Polish Diet as anywhere in Poland. Towards the end of 1919, on December 2, the French raised the issue of what they termed Western Galicia saying it was "necessary to recognise the sovereignty of Poland" there. Despite the expressed concerns about Polish nationalist "excesses" should all these provinces be under their government, these proved correct as the administration and education were strongly Polonized and the Ukrainian language and culture suppressed. The Poles ruled with a harsh military presence, putting down strikes and unrest in 1931 and 1934 - in the latter year Ukrainian patriots assassinated Bronisaw Pieracki, the Minister of the Interior..
The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic's territory was enlarged by the Soviets after the Second World War to include Galicia, as well as some other lands west of the Dneiper, and again, in 1954, with the transfer of the Crimea.
In the Free World campaigns highlighting Communist atrocities in the Ukraine continued, and Ukrainian nationalist groups outside the Soviet Bloc continued their efforts for an independent Ukraine. Many conservative organisations in the West gave their support, amongst them the Conservative Monday Club and the Western Goals Institute in the United Kingdom. Ukrainian expatriates kept their country's culture alive with many publications.
In March 2014 the Crimea returned to Russian sovereignty following a referendum there.
During the 2014 conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, leaflets were spread around saying Jews in the Ukraine must register with a non-existent government agency. This was revealed to be a hoax. An investigation traced the hoax not to anti-semites, but to the ADL spreading another hate crime hoax.
In 2015, they stopped payment of retirement pensions to support the war against Russia.
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- Franklin, Simon, Writing, Society and Culture in early Rus, c.950-1300, Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN:0-521-81381-6
- Morfill, W.R., M.A., Russia, 2nd edition, London, 1891, gives a good account of the earliest developments.
- Wheeler-Bennett, Sir John W., Brest-Litovsk, The Forgotten Peace, March 1918, London and New York, 1966 (1st edition 1938)
- Hudson, Miles, Intervention in Russia 1918-1920, Barnsley, UK, 2004, ISBN:1-84415-033-X
- Carr, Edward Hallett, The Bolshevik Revolution 1917-1923, London, 1950.
- Conquest, Robert, The Great Terror, London, 1968 & 190. ISBN:0-09-174293-5
- Conquest, Robert, The Harvest of Sorrow, London, 1986 & 2002. ISBN:0-7126-9750-0
- Woodward, Professor E.L., and Butler, Rohan, M.A., Documents on British Foreign Policy 1919-1939, First series, vol.ii, 1919, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, London, 1948, pps:218-9/279-281/363-369.
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- Davies, Norman, Vanished Kingdoms, London, 2011, p.477. ISBN:978-1-846-14338-0
- European Dawn, London, July and September 1989 editions
- Young European, Newsletter of Young Europeans for World Freedom, Dec 1988, a Western Goals UK publication.
- Bloch, Marie Halun, Ukrainian Folk Tales, London, 1964, taken from the original collections of Ivan Rudchenko and Maria Luyiyanenko, is a good example.
- Pryce-Jones, David, The War That Never Was - The Fall of the Soviet Empire 1985-1991, London, 1995, ISBN:0-297-81320-X
- Ukrainian TV Staged an Interview with Actor Posing as Bus Massacre Victim