Prime minister Johnson: Russian invasion of Ukraine would be a disaster
If Russia breaches the border to Ukraine, the United Kingdom will not hesitate to impose sanctions immediately, Boris Johnson declared at a press conference that was held in Kyiv yesterday. The prime minister made clear to the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky that Britain stands shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine and that a Russian invasion would […]
Youth Conference, Kyiv January 21-23, 2022
The conference year 2022 started for the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation in Kyiv. Together with members of the Youth Organization of European Solidarity we held the conference “Principles for a Free Society”. Thanks for a fantastic weekend full of interesting discussions!
Russia adds Navalny aides to terrorist register
More than a year has passed since Alexei Navalny, the leader of the Russian opposition movement, returned to Moscow after the attempted murder and got subsequently got arrested. Navalny is at present in jail, and the Russian authorities aim to do everything in their power to dismantle any potential opposition movement. According to Russia’s Federal […]
Accusations of Polish government hacking centre-right opposition
Polish senator Krzysztof Brejza, a representative of the country’s centre-right party Civic Platform, is accusing the country’s government for hacking his personal cell phone during the parliamentary elections in 2019. Mr. Brejza, who led his party’s campaign, repeatedly called for investigation into the hacking as his personal messages was leaked to government controlled media during […]
Kremlin pushes harder against Russian civil society
On Christmas Day, it was announced that the Russian government had issued an order to block the website of Russian NGO OVD-Info. OVD-Info is a renowned organisation in the Russian civil society, mainly focusing on following and monitoring persecution of anti-Kremlin protesters. After being declared as a foreign agent in September of 2021, the organisation […]
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation
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30 Years after Russian Independence – Where is the Kremlin heading?
JHS-Report “30 Years after Russian Independence – Where is the Kremlin heading?” In the new report by the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, selected authors write about where the Kremlin is heading. Download it here.
Siarhei Tsikhanouski sentenced to 18 years in prison
The leading Belarusian opposition figure Siarhei Tsikhanouski was today sentenced to 18 years in Belarusian prison. Tsikhanouski, who was arrested in May 2020 shortly after announcing his candidacy for the presidency of Belarus, was convicted of “organizing mass unrest”, a sweeping claim put forward by the Lukashenka controlled court. After the arrest of Tsikhanouski last […]
EU condemns the closure of Russian civil rights group
As the Russian aggression towards Ukraine is continuously increasing, as the support to Belarus dictator Lukashenko, the Kremlin crackdown on the civil society and the democratic forces of Russia is also increasing. After years of suppressing whats is left of the democratic institutions in the country, the main target of the Kremlin this week is […]
Continuous crackdown on democratic movement of Belarus
The crackdown on the Belarusian democratic movement, which dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko accelerated after last years stolen elections in the country, is accelerating. With further international sanctions aimed at the dictatorship, Lukashenko keeps responding by punishing his own people. According to Franak Viacorka, senior advisor to leader of democratic Belarus Sviatala Tsikhanouskaya, a woman was detained […]