Russian Lawyer demands Russia investigate Kremlin-backed militant leader’s war crimes in Donbas
Following the public admission by Igor Girkin [Strelkov] that he ordered extrajudicial killings during his period as military leader of the Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas, a St Petersburg lawyer has demanded that Russia initiates criminal proceedings against Girkin for committing what are undoubtedly war crimes in eastern Ukraine.
Russian Military Command Found Linked To MH17 Downing
Bellingcat researchers investigating the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have published a report they provided to Dutch prosecutors linking the commanders of a Russian military unit to the plane’s downing
Ominous echoes in bomb attack on Kherson Crimean Tatar Mejlis
Local Crimean Tatar leaders believe that the grenade attack on Sunday morning is part of a general campaign by pro-Russian forces aimed at fermenting trouble in the region and points to similarities with events on the eve of Russia’s annexation of neighbouring Crimea.
Praised on Russian radio for war crimes in Crimea & Donbas
Perhaps it was the first time that Igor Girkin [Igor Strelkov] publicly admitted to carrying out extrajudicial killings during his period as military leader of the Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas, but his senior aide Igor Druz had confirmed that the militants had killed people "to prevent chaos" back in the summer of 2014
Relatives Of MH17 Crash Victims Demand Release Of Key Data
The Dutch Safety Board said in its final report released on October 13 that the jet was destroyed by a Russian-made surface-to-air missile, fired from an area at the time under the control of pro-Russia separatists
7 months in Kremlin-backed militant captivity: "You expect to die every day"
Crimean Tatar volunteer Gaide Rizayeva spoke in a Radio Svoboda interview of the terrible uncertainty and lawlessness of the long months held hostage by militants, and of her belief that Crimea will again be Ukrainian. If nothing else works, she and other Crimean Tatars will be willing to take up arms to liberate their homeland, she says.
Evidence mounts that Russia supplied Buk missiles to Ukraine separatists
More and more evidence is emerging that seems to document a large Russian military convoy that travelled to eastern Ukraine in June 2014 and brought Buk antiaircraft systems to Russia-backed separatists fighting against Kyiv.
Bombs and War turn Odessa away from ‘Russian World’
Sewing camouflage netting for Ukrainian soldiers has become an act of courage in Odessa. One that the bomb blasts targeting volunteer organizations have so far proven powerless to stop. Quite the contrary
Death toll rises from Kharkiv terrorist attack
Up to 500 Kharkiv residents joined in a civic panakhyda, or requiem service on Tuesday in memory of the four victims, including two young lads, of Sunday’s terrorist attack
Three dead in Kharkiv terrorist attack as world leaders join Ukrainians in March of Dignity
At least three people have now died after a bomb exploded while people were gathering for a Unity March in Kharkiv. Both the procession and the service in memory of those killed in fighting in Donbas took place, as has a huge march in Kyiv attended by delegations from 24 countries
Bomb blast in offices of Odessa Automaidan leader
A powerful explosion ripped through a basement housing a business belonging to Yevhen Rezvushkin, head of the Odessa Automaidan , as well as the Automaidan office. Thankfully nobody was injured, but there is damage to the building.
At least 12 injured in Kharkiv terrorist act
While those targeted were very probably ‘pro-Ukrainian’, possibly members of ‘Right Sector’, the Interior Minister’s adviser Anton Herashchenko and the Security Council seen worryingly quick to attribute blame
Bombing Campaign Opens New Front In Battle For Ukraine
Hardly a day goes by in Ukraine these days without headlines about some terrorist incident or about the country’s security forces breaking up a would-be plot or capturing a cache of weapons or explosives
New terrorist attacks in Odessa, Kherson
Concern is mounting after attacks in both Odessa and Kherson targeted pro-Ukraine volunteer organizations. They follow other terrorist attacks, with the main targets in Odessa and Kharkiv.
Death Sentence with a Show of Hands
The full video clip of what the Kremlin-backed militants in the Luhansk oblast call a ‘court’ has been posted on the Internet. In it a man is sentenced to death, supposedly for attempted rape and group rape, with the ‘sentence’ being passed by the audience through a show of hands.
Irina Dovgan tells of public abuse at hands of pro-Moscow separatists
Interview given by Donetsk resident Irina Dovgan whose photo was published by New York Times tied to a post being attacked and abused by supporters of the Kremlin-backed militants
Shameful march of prisoners in Kremlin’s dirty war
As feared, the Kremlin-backed militants demonstrated their contempt for human dignity and international law on Ukraine’s Independence Day by forcing around 50 captured soldiers to walk through a corridor of armed militants
Kremlin-backed militants introduce ‘death penalty’ and ‘military tribunals’
The self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic has introduced its own ‘criminal code’, based on that of the Russian Federation. It includes the death penalty for particularly grave crimes as "the highest degree of social protection"
Repressive laws adopted in “fight against terrorism”
Moscow’s undeclared, yet ever more aggressive war against Ukraine was launched because Ukrainians had upheld their right to European integration. Ukraine’s parliament must not sabotage that integration through appallingly repressive laws.