Germany provides 100,000 euros to Ukrainian NGOs for human rights projects

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June 29, 2011, 5:41 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Germany has provided 100,000 euros in financial assistance to Ukrainian non-governmental human rights organizations for the implementation of five projects. "We are rendering assistance for projects in the human rights sphere in Ukraine again. The total cost of these projects is estimated at about 100,000 euros," German Ambassador to Ukraine Hans-Jurgen Heimsoeth said after the signing of agreements with non-governmental organizations in Kyiv on Wednesday.

Germany supported a project by the Regional Press Development Institute. The project foresees the provision of advice to journalists as to how they could efficiently get information and avoid the infringement of their rights during their work.

In addition, the financial assistance was provided to the project "The Strengthening of Civil Control over the Activity of Law Enforcement Agencies" by the Association of Ukrainian Monitors on Human Rights Observation in Law Enforcement, the project "Women's Equality: Donetsk" by Donetsk NGO Alliance, and the project "Our Kids" by the German-Polish-Ukrainian Society. Moreover, Germany will finance the advanced training of 15 Ukrainian teachers of history at the House of the Wannsee Conference in Berlin via the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies.

The German aid totaled about 120,000 euros in 2009 and 104,000 euros in 2010.
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Anonymous June 29, 2011, 6:07 p.m.    

Russia will provide GULAG for those who want Human Rights-its traditional way of dealing with Ukrainians!

Quick Quiz: can you name the very LAST prisoner released from the old USSR evil slave empire? ...hint ...accused of Ukrainian nationalism..

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Anonymous June 29, 2011, 8:12 p.m.    

Ukrainian fascism you wanted to write ...

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Anonymous June 30, 2011, 4:41 a.m.    

obviously You are NOT Elmer ...You are Van the sheenie Man! Heh,heh,heh:D....pathetic LOL

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Anonymous June 29, 2011, 9:48 p.m.    

SO, now Germany is prepared to spend 1/100 th or so the money helping Ukraine to its feet as it spent dragging the Ukrainian name through the mud in its persecution of John Demjanjuk. Thanks a lot, Germany! Thanks for your genocide of Slavs during WWII, and thanks for your destruction of property of which you have not rebuilt a thousandth part. Thanks for this band-aid of enough euros to place a pamphlet in the hands of one Ukrainian out of every thousand, at best, and whose result will be nil. Thanks loads particularly for your support of Yanukovych because of the stability he brings Ukraine, the same sort of stability that Hitler once brought Germany, a stability which puts people in jail for telling the truth, a stability that Germany practices today on its own people.

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Anonymous June 30, 2011, 9:43 a.m.    

The money that Germany provides should be enough for the Ukraine.

More than enough.

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