Russian fighter calling for the destruction of Ukraine details military role played by Russia in Donbas
A Russian who fought in Donbas and openly called the conflict a war to destroy Ukraine and Ukrainians has provided a valuable piece of evidence outlining Russia’s direct military engagement in eastern Ukraine.
14 years demanded for Brazilian Donbas fighter and star of Russian propaganda films
The trial is coming to an end of Rafael Lusvarghi, a 34-year-old Brazilian national who fought in Donbas on the side of Russian and Russian-backed militants
Blogger imprisoned for ‘hate speech’ after criticizing banditry in Russian-backed Donbas ‘republic’
Denis Lotov is a blogger and ex-fighter from the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] whose fall from grace is probably because of the inconvenient truths he told, including about the real culprits of a shelling tragedy which the militants tried to blame on ‘Ukrainian saboteurs’
Russian propaganda chief Kiselyov gets his nephew jailed in Germany for involvement in war in Ukraine
48-year-old Sergei Kiselev has been jailed by a regional court in Germany for training to fight in the war in Donbas, with the evidence of his active part in fighting against Ukraine currently being studied by Germany’s Prosecutor General.
Czech national charged with terrorism after fighting for Russian-backed militants in Ukraine
While Russia erects memorials to mercenaries and imprisons Russians only if they fight for Ukraine in Donbas, a number of EU countries are prosecuting citizens who fight for the Russian-backed militants on terrorist charges.
Poland charges three with terrorism & sees Russian link in arson attack on Hungarian Centre in Ukraine
Three Poles from far-right radical groups are facing terrorism charges in Poland over an arson attack on a Hungarian Cultural Centre in Ukraine
Donetsk Pastor speaks out about Ukrainian Donbas’ struggle against Russian aggression
Sergey Kosyak, Ukrainian pastor, volunteer and one of the coordinators of the Donetsk Prayer Marathon decided to publish an important book chronicling resistance to Russia’s aggression.
Kremlin-sponsored mercenaries go to International Criminal Court to prove Russia is deploying them in Ukraine & Syria
Even the mercenaries that Russia has been using to fight its undeclared war against Ukraine and other conflicts have had enough of being told they don’t exist.
Violent Crimes Committed During the Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine between 2014–2018
Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group and “Shore of Peace”, non-governmental nonprofit human rights organizations, present to the reader a report containing various information about violent criminal acts committed during the military conflict in eastern Ukraine between 2014–2018.
Amazon should stop profiting from Russian-sponsored terrorism in Donbas, Stalin and the Soviet regime
It looks disturbingly as though only money talks for Amazon, even when the money is made by promoting Russian armed, funded and manned pseudo republics waging war in Ukraine, or a regime responsible for genocide and monstrous human rights crimes.
Russia lies about Minsk Agreement to justify support for fake ‘elections’ in occupied Donbas
Russia and its proxy Donbas ‘republics’ are claiming that ‘elections’ scheduled for 11 November express the will of the people, and ignoring or even denying that they are in total breach of the Minsk Agreement’.
Russia demands prior warning after OSCE drone catches it transporting weapons of death to Ukraine by night
Such advance notification would certainly have saved the drone, but only because Russia would have been able to ensure that it did not get caught red-handed, bringing a military convoy, together with a surface-to-air missile system into Ukraine.
Arrested for opposing Russian-backed pseudo-elections in Donetsk ‘republic’
Roman Manekin has disappeared soon after criticizing the Kremlin-backed leader of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ and initiating a petition against fake elections scheduled for 11 November.
The Facts speak for themselves re Russia’s military involvement in Donbas - OSCE Chief Monitor
Donbas residents have made it quite clear to the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine [SMM] that “this is not their conflict, and they don’t understand why it is continuing”.
Fears for the life of Luhansk man abducted by Kremlin-backed militants
Having a car or wealthy relatives can get you abducted in the Russian proxy ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [‘LPR’] and held hostage. In some cases, the ‘LPR ministry of state security’ claim that their victim was a Ukrainian SBU [Security Service] ‘agent’. Often, however, the person just disappears
OSCE drone downed after it spotted Russian military movement by night in Ukraine
A drone used by the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission in Donbas was ‘lost’ during the early hours of 27 October, soon after being jammed as it reported movement of a Russian convoy of trucks and of a surface-to air missile system in non-government-controlled area
Kerch massacre was about militarization of Russian-occupied Crimea & aggression, not ‘globalization’ as Putin claims
Putin has claimed that the killing at Kerch Technical College of 21 people, most teenagers, was the result of ‘globalization’. It is a convenient line for him to take, but one rejected by those who have long warned of the dangers of rampant militarization and glorification of war in Russian-occupied Crimea
Russia stops calling the Kerch mass killing terrorism when it can’t blame Ukraine or Crimean Tatars
Russia has now decided that the killing of 18 teenagers and teachers in Kerch was multiple homicide, after officials and the media first claimed that Ukraine was behind the ’terrorism’ or that the believed killer “looked like a Tatar”.
OSCE catches Russia bringing anti-aircraft gun, other military hardware by night to Donbas
Should the International Criminal Court at the Hague still be in any doubt as to Russia’s direct role in the conflict in Donbas, it need only read the reports of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission since August this year. Russian military trucks and other vehicles have been spotted at least four times travelling by night on dirt roads with no official border crossings to or from the Ukrainian-Russian border.
Putin Aide promises Donbas militants higher ‘pay’ & help with ‘elections’ that breach Minsk Agreement
So much for Moscow’s claim that the events in Donbas are a ‘civil war’ in Ukraine that Russia is not a party to. On 10 October the Russian state news agency TASS reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladislav Surkov had met, in Moscow, with the current leader of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] and “promised an increase in salaries in DPR”