In the ranking of the Freedom House “freedom in the world-2017” Ukraine got into the category of “partially free” countries in terms of political rights and civil liberties. This is stated in the annual report of the organization.

Ukraine scored 60 points out of 100 maximum. While the level of rights and freedoms in the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea was estimated only at 9 points, which the Peninsula was in the rating “not free” areas. In this section, “proprietary” proved to be occupying Crimea Russia with 20 points for intervention in the political process in the US, support the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the occupation of Ukrainian territory, says the report.

Of the 195 countries which were assessed, 87, received a rating of “free”, 59 – “partly free” and 49 “not free”.


Legend: green – “free” countries are yellow – partly free, purple – non-free (photos

Legend: green – “free” countries are yellow – partly free, purple – non-free (photos

In comments to Radio Liberty, Freedom House researcher Ellen Acan noted that corruption in Ukraine during the presidency of ex-dictator, Viktor Yanukovych, no one suffered punishment. Furthermore, the lowest in the country is the indicator of media freedom.

“In the category of “partially free” countries came to Ukraine on indicators for the conduct of elections, corruption, media freedom and the law. For the past four years Ukraine has made great breakthrough. But, unfortunately, Ukraine is still trying to recover from corruption at the highest level after the ouster of Yanukovych. For corruption and are not held accountable. Another problem in Ukraine, which we continue to observe is the political pressure and attacks on journalists, critics and media organizations, the situation worsens in the media,” explains Acan.

According to her, during the last three or four years, Ukraine has been improving, but last year the situation has not changed.

Freedom House, a non – governmental organization with headquarters in Washington. Objects of research are organization monitoring democratic changes in the world, support of democracy and protection of human rights and democracy in the world.

30 January 2017 it was reported that in 2016 the European court of human rights issued 73 decisions against Ukraine, 70 of them, the court found a violation by Ukraine of undertaken international obligations.

Ukraine is a partially free countries – Freedom House 31.01.2017

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