Ukrainians in Great Britain support election observers
Since the falsification of the 2nd round of the Ukrainian presidential elections, Ukrainians have gathered to protest in Independence square in Kyiv and in many other cities in Ukraine. The Ukrainian community in Britain joined their brothers and sisters in Ukraine by holding protests near the statue of Volodymyr the Great, Holland Park Avenue in London. These protests took place from the 23rd November 2004 to the 5th December 2004. The Ukrainian community in Britain also held protests outside the Ukrainian embassy, Downing Street and outside the Russian embassy. The Ukrainian community signed petitions to British prime minister Tony Blair and the Russian ambassador who initially refused to accept the petition.
The Ukrainian community will continue to help in any way they can. Protests will continue, information about future portests is available at www.cym.org/uk and www.ukrcenter.com. The Ukrainian community in Britain has also helped by collecting funds at the protest which have been sent to help those protesting in Ukraine.
If you have family, friends in Ukraine who are prepared to act as observers please contact Stanislav Thorovsky or The AUGB who will assist in the organisation of observers. At the protests in London, the Ukrainian community raised over 26,000 GBP. Nearly 25,000 GBP has been sent to “Our Ukraine.” The community will continue to collect funds which will be used to help finance observers from Ukraine for the re-run of the presidential election.
On Sunday 12th December 2004 a meeting will take place for all those who have relatives, friends or accomplishes in Ukraine prepared to act as observers or would like to be observers for the forthcoming re-run of the Ukrainian presidential elections. Anyone having with friends or relatives or themselves want to be observes or anyone having any questions are invited to attend this meeting.
For all those prepared to help or those who require further information, please contact Stanislav Thorovsky
Telephone: 07834 422 433 or 0161 477 2121 (work)