Information from 1994 to present on the Odessa Seamen Trade Union (OSTU), including whether it is state-operated, whether there is corruption within it, and on the treatment of its members [UKR26158.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. Yearly.

CSCE Digest [Washington]. Monthly.

DIRB country file on Ukraine.

DIRB databases.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports.

News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.

RFE/RL Research Reports [Munich]. Weekly.

Transition [Prague]. Monthly.

Uncaptive Minds [Washington]. Quarterly.

On-line search of media sources.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact oral sources.