Intercepted phone calls incriminate MH17 defendants and show extent of Russia"s control over war in Ukraine
Journalists from the Dutch public broadcaster NOS have published what appear to be intercepted calls involving all of the defendants in the trial now underway in the Netherlands
Why would Russian Wikipedia censor information on the Donetsk Izolyatsia secret prison?
Russian Wikipedia is proposing to delete its entry on the ‘Izolyatsia’ secret prison in Donetsk, with the reasons cited including problems with neutrality and, most incredibly, lack of importance
Key insurgent admits there was no civil war, just Russian aggression
Pavel Gubarev has acknowledged that the ‘people’s uprising’ in the Donetsk oblast in 2014 was nothing of the sort, and that without Russian involvement, it would have remained a “usual, unarmed and toothless street protest”.
Czech gets 15 years on terrorism charges for fighting for Russian-controlled Donbas militants
This is the first time that a Czech court has found a person fighting for the militants guilty of terrorism. Russia’s attempts to legitimize its proxy ‘republics’ in Donbas are not working.
Putin threatens to increase Russia’s ‘support’ for occupied Donbas
A week after the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced grounds for investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity on occupied Ukrainian territory, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened a further build-up in what he termed ‘support’ for Russia’s proxy Donbas ‘republics’
International Criminal Court finds grounds to investigate war crimes in occupied Crimea and Donbas
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court [ICC], Fatou Bensouda has found reasonable grounds for believing that war crimes and crimes against humanity, falling within ICC jurisdiction
Czech gets 3-year sentence for fighting in Donbas on side of Russian-controlled militants
Pavel Kafka had claimed that he went to Donbas to ’help the homeless and work in a hospital
Important move by ECHR merges Dutch case against Russia over MH17 with Ukraine’s case over aggression in Donbas
The European Court of Human Rights’ Grand Chamber has decided to combine Ukraine’s interstate case against the Russian Federation over its actions in eastern Ukraine with two other cases, most importantly, that brought by the Netherlands against Russia over the downing by a Russian BUK missile of Malaysian airliner MH17
Hague Court rejects Russian MH17 defendant’s attempt to endlessly investigate ‘alternative versions’
The pre-trial stage is now over, and the charges against three ’former’ Russian FSB and military intelligence officers, as well as one Ukrainian militant, will be examined on their merits from 1 February 2021
Russia accuses Netherlands of hostile actions in seeking justice for MH17 victims
Russia has announced that it is exiting ’trilateral consultations’ with Australia and the Netherlands over MH17, claiming that the Netherlands is acting in a hostile manner by taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights over its role in the downing of the passenger airliner
Ukraine brings criminal charges against Russian Orthodox priest involved in torturing POWs
Although the SBU do not name the man, it is likely that it is Boris Khlypytko who is accused of having taken part in brutal interrogations and torture of prisoners of war in the Donetsk oblast
Former Ilovaisk POW takes Russia and its bank in Ukraine to court over military aggression in Donbas
Volodymyr Fomitsky, a former volunteer soldier from Kryvy Rih, and his lawyer have filed a legal suit for compensation from the Russian Federation over his imprisonment by Russian soldiers following the Battle of Ilovaisk in late August 2014
Monuments and graves provide damning proof of Russian military involvement in Ukraine
The BBC’s Russian Service has tracked down several Russian military men who were almost certainly killed in Donbas, fighting a war that Russia is still claiming that it has nothing to do with.
Unmarked grave uncovered of people killed during Russian armed and led occupation of Sloviansk in 2014
A grave has been exhumed in Sloviansk containing the remains of people killed during the months in 2014 when Sloviansk was under the control of ‘former’ Russian military intelligence officer Igor Girkin and his militants.
Why were Wagner fighters from Russia seized in Belarus and can Ukraine get them extradited?
33 fighters from the notorious Wagner ‘private military company’ have been in custody in Belarus since 29 July after they were very publicly seized by the Belarusian KGB
After 6 years of Russian aggression, Ukraine’s legislators think ‘it’s not the right time’ to punish war crimes
Former hostages tortured by Russian-controlled Donbas militants have added their voices to demands that Verkhovna Rada deputies finally pass a bill on fighting war crimes and crimes against humanity
MH17 and the weapons of death that Russia is still bringing to Ukraine
6 years after a Russian BUK missile downed Malaysian airliner MH17, killing 298 passengers and crew, Russia is still pushing ‘alternative versions’ to deny its involvement, while also continuing its unrelenting flow of weapons of death to its proxy ‘republics’ in Donbas
Attempt on the life of ex-hostage tortured for her pro-Ukraine stand in Russian proxy Donetsk ‘republic’
This is the second attack on Valentina Buchok who was savagely tortured and imprisoned in the Russian proxy Donetsk ‘republic’ and can provide vital testimony against the Russian-controlled militants and against the company linked to Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.
Covid19 used to block OSCE monitors while Russia continues bringing war to Ukraine by night
The Russian-controlled militants in Donbas are actively using coronavirus quarantine restrictions as an excuse for denying access to OSCE monitors, while Russia continues its secret night convoys across the border quite unimpeded
Why is Ukraine letting Donbas militant escape justice for Izolyatsia secret prison war crimes?
A court in Kyiv has made hearings in the trial of Roman Lyahin closed to the public, with this only one of the disturbing developments in Ukraine’s prosecution of the former ideologue of the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’