MISSION AND PURPOSE
Legal Program Coordinator
Daniil has graduated Yaroslav Mudry National Law University where he joined the human rights activity as a volunteer of civil parlour of Kharkiv Human Rights Group. He is the organizer of the “International Letter Writing Marathon” of Amnesty International in Kharkiv in 2014. Daniil studied philosophy in the University of Frankfurt. He joined the team in winter 2020, providing free legal support for the survivors of Russian aggression, participating in monitoring missions on the human rights compliance in the East of Ukraine and also in analytical and advocacy activities of the organization. In the summer 2021 he was elected as a coordinator of the legal branch and the member of the management of Vostok SOS.
Before the armed conflict on Donbas Tetiana worked in the law enforcement and state institutions. In 2014 she had to move from the temporarily occupied territories to Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast. Tetiana joined the team of Vostok SOS in June 2016. She works in legal branch, providing free legal support for the survivors of the armed conflict and locals who faced hard life conditions. She provide consultation on the “hotline”. The main branch of the activity – the transition of the demarcation line (consultations about the order of the transition, help with the collecting necessary documents). Tetiana has regularly participated in the monitoring team on the human rights compliance on the checkpoints and settlements along the demarcation line.
Yana has lived in Donetsk before 2014. She worked as a lawyer for the civic organization “Sparta”. In 2014 she moved from the the temporarily occupied territories to Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast. In 2014-2016 Yana was a volunteer for the missions Dorcas and Caritas. In June 2016 she joined the team of Vostok SOS. Yana works in the legal branch. Now she provides free legal support for the victims of the armed conflict and the locals who faced hard life conditions. Also Yana provides consultations on the hotline and participates the monitoring of the human rights compliance on the checkpoints.
Serhiy has higher law education. He studied in Luhansk Interior Affairs Institute of the Ministry of Interior Affairs. Since September 2014 until May 2019 he was a head of the Center for free legal support and a secretary of the Civil Council of Rubizhne executive committee.
In November 2015 he joined the legal team of Vostok SOS where he started successful judicial practice of the acknowledgement of the facts of birth and death in the temporarily occupied territories to introduce amendments Civil Procedural Code of Ukraine. This attempt was among of the first in Ukraine.
During the collaboration with the organization Serhiy has provided thousands of legal consultations for the victims of the Russian aggression throughout the country and created hundreds of successful lawsuits for the defence of their rights. The practice of Serhiy is not limited to a certain type of the cases. It includes all the possible problems of temporarily displaced persons: starting with the formalization of ownership and pensions up to appealing the fines for the violation of entrance to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and of exit from there.
Together with the colleagues of psychological and humanitarian branch of the organization Serhiy regularly visits the settlements along the demarcation line, providing the legal help for the locals. He also participates in the monitoring of the human rights violations on the checkpoints. Also, due to the effort of the team, since March 19, 2021 the free express-testing point was open on the checkpoint “Stanitsa Luhanska”.