MH17 witness reports Russian military personnel were at Buk missile launch site
The first two days in the trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian over the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 over Ukraine on 17 July 2014 have demonstrated just how incriminating the proceedings will be for Russia
298 Empty Chairs: Victims’ families demand Russia admit liability on eve of MH17 trial
Three of the four defendants are Russian former or current FSB or military intelligence officers, who, investigators believe, “formed a chain linking the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic with the Russian Federation”
6 years of Russian aggression and war criminals whom Ukraine cannot prosecute
? Ukrainian human rights groups and former hostages with chilling stories of torture and other crimes are calling on Ukrainian MPs to adopt a draft law No. 2689 that can put an end to virtual impunity for war criminals.
“In my native Donetsk somebody is being savagely tortured right now”
There are no grounds for seeing anything figurative in Stanislav Aseyev’s words about Izolyatsia, the secret ‘prison’ in Donetsk where he, Stanislav Pechonkin and other former hostages – men and women - were tortured
Moscow attempts to get trial of key Russian MH17 suspects moved to Russia
The Netherlands has rejected a Russian offer “to prosecute” three Russian former or current FSB and military intelligence [GRU] officers whose trial in absentia over the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 is due to begin on 9 March
Russia installs former top Siberian official as prime minister of proxy Donbas republic
Vladimir Pashkov, who left a top Russian regional government post three weeks before Russia’s invasion of Crimea, has now been made ‘acting prime minister’ of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic
Accountability for international crimes committed in Ukraine between 2014–2018
Civil organisations “Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group” and Shore of Peace (Lutsk) presents this review containing a variety of information about the alleged crimes committed during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine between 2014–2019. KHPG and SP find that the crimes enumerated in this communication constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC.
Russian military intelligence & FSB men reportedly led a unit involved in Crimea and Donbas invasion
The so-called ‘ E.N.O.T Corporation’, a once lavishly-funded Russian ‘private military company’ that helped Russia seize control of Crimea and fought in Donbas has run into trouble with the Russian enforcement bodies, with all kinds of incriminating details emerging
Russia claims Ukraine promised to terminate the trial of suspected Maidan killers freed in prisoner exchange
This directly contradicts what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka have claimed, and clarity from them on what exactly was agreed is urgently required
Putin claims Russia sends death and destruction to Ukraine to prevent a ‘massacre’
Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated the unsubstantiated claims Russia used to justify its invasion and annexation of Crimea, this time with respect to occupied Donbas
Ukraine sends Hague Court details of Russian execution of Ukrainian POWs
Ukraine has passed information to the International Criminal Court [ICC] in the Hague about extrajudicial executions of nine Ukrainian soldiers taken prisoner during the battles for Ilovaisk and Debaltseve
Dutch Prosecutor accuses Russia of deliberately hiding important MH17 suspect
The Netherlands has seen no reason to mince words over Russia’s swift moves to ensure that MH17 suspect Vladimir Tsemach was safely out of the reach of the Dutch Public Prosecutor
How do plundered boats & continued persecution of POWs promote ‘Russia – Ukraine dialogue’, President Macron?
Russia’s return of the three naval vessels seized a year ago came six months after the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ordered the immediate return of the vessels, and three days before the first hearing in the Hague of Ukraine’s suit against Russia over the seizure
Intercepted calls prove Russian government control of militants in Ukraine on eve of MH17
The team investigating the downing by a Russian BUK missile of Malaysian airliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 has published damning evidence of direct high-level Russian links with militants from the so-called ’Donetsk people’s republic’
Victory for Ukraine means Russia must answer to UN court, including over MH17
The UN’s International Court of Justice on 8 November rejected all of Russia’s objections and confirmed that it does have jurisdiction in both suits brought by Ukraine against Russia over violations of two international treaties.
Why is Ukraine helping Russia to lie about its attack on Ukrainian naval boats & seizure of POWs near Crimea?
A Russian politician has asserted that Ukraine “must admit provocation” to get three seized naval vessels back. There was no ‘provocation’, only an act of aggression from Russia, but Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations is inexplicably helping Russia push its false narrative.
Russia hides MH17 suspect, then uses him for lies about the disaster and about ‘civil war’ in Ukraine
The Russian state-controlled RIA Novosti has posted an interview with Vladimir (Volodymyr) Tsemakh. a key witness / suspect, wanted in the Netherlands over the downing by a Russian BUK missile of Malaysian airliner MH17
Donetsk radio tower blown up in protest at Russian-controlled ‘republic’s’ torture & illegal prisons
A radio tower servicing the Fenix mobile operator was blown up on 27 October, with a video of the blast soon afterwards posted on YouTube, together with an ultimatum.
Supposed Donbas ‘Ukrainian separatist’ becomes mayor of city in Russia
Russia’s narrative about a ‘civil war’ in the East of Ukraine has received another knock, one that is totally self-inflicted
Men on trial for Kharkiv bomb that killed a child & others on pro-Ukraine march could be handed over to Russia
Three men on trial over a 2015 terrorist attack in Kharkiv have reportedly been added to the list of prisoners who could be handed over to Russia in exchange for Ukrainian political prisoners