Ukrainian media accuse Zelensky & Co. of deliberate provocation after Bohdan resignation fake
Prominent Ukrainian media have reacted sharply to the recent fake news issued to the media by members of the President’s Office and the subsequent comments from President Volodymyr Zelensky and his head of administration, Andriy Bohdan
FSB confirm that Crimean Tatar civic journalist was arrested for reporting on political trials in Russian-occupied Crimea
Two FSB officers from Russian-occupied Crimea have given testimony in the trial of Nariman Memedeminov that makes it quite clear that the civic journalist and Crimean Solidarity activist was arrested because of his reports from court hearings in politically motivated cases.
Ukrainian sentenced for an ‘anti-Russian’ Facebook post describes atmosphere of fear in occupied Crimea
Larisa Kitaiska is safely back in Kyiv, after a trip to her native Yalta in July 2016 resulted in her arrest by the Russian occupation authorities for supposedly ‘anti-Russian’ material on Facebook
Russia prosecutes for mentioning the Mejlis, but not for hate speech against Crimean Tatars
Russian occupiers are happy for texts to incite hatred about the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people or the Jehovah’s Witnesses with prosecutions only where the authors don’t mention Russia’s extraordinary bans on them
Ukraine is about to release the only prisoner that Russia wants to exchange
It is likely that a Ukrainian court will release Kirill Vyshynsky from custody on 15 July, despite strong concern that the journalist, probably with Russian help, will flee.
Russian state propaganda Rossiya 24 to hold joint TV show with Medvedchuk channel in Ukraine
Updated! On the eve of Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, a joint TV show is to be held between the Russian state propaganda channel Rossiya 24 and one of the three Ukrainian channels linked with Ukrainian politician and close Putin ally, Viktor Medvedchuk
Whistle-blower who exposed judicial reform farce in Ukraine dismissed
The news of Andriy Kozlov’s dismissal came soon after a widely-published post on Facebook in which Kozlov accused fellow members of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of shenanigans to protect morally compromised judges .
Crimean Tatar detained for innocuous social media post from before Russia annexed Crimea
A week after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe effectively removed sanctions against Russia, purportedly to enable ‘dialogue’, Russia is openly refusing to obey an order from the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to release 24 imprisoned seamen and is continuing its terror tactics against Crimean Tatars, demonstrating its usual contempt for both ‘dialogue’ and fundamental principles of law.
Ukrainian political prisoner tortured into confessing to fictitious ‘war crimes’ returned from Russia to prison in Ukraine
Serhiy Lytvynov, one of the Ukrainians most savagely tortured in 2014 for Russian propaganda, is safely back in Ukraine, though for the moment he remains imprisoned
Russia ordered to pay Ukrainian journalist forced to flee Crimea huge damages
The award in moral compensation to Anna Andriyevska and simple court rulings could hurt Russia as the money is to be obtained by arresting Russian assets in Ukraine – and eventually abroad
Ukrainian jailed for protest over monument to Russian invaders of Crimea
A Russian-controlled court in Simferopol has sentenced Maxim Sokurenko to six months in a minimum-security prison colony effectively for his opposition to Russia’s occupation of Crimea
Ukrainian investigative journalist Vadim Komarov dies after brutal attack. Killers remain unidentified
Vadim Komarov has died of injuries sustained in a savage attack on the morning of 4 May, after never regaining consciousness. There is nothing to suggest that the police have made any progress in finding those who carried out the attack or, as seems likely, those who ordered it
Imprisoned journalists in occupied Crimea and Russia that Ivan Golunov’s defenders never noticed
It is excellent that the trumped-up charges against Meduza journalist Ivan Golunov were dropped after mass protest, but no turning point when the vast majority of Russian and western journalists remain silent about the arrests and imprisonment of at least 10 Ukrainian journalists in occupied Crimea and Russia
Openly illegal prosecution for a Facebook repost of another Crimean Tatar woman activist
Gulsum Alieva, a young Crimean Solidarity activist, was detained for several hours on 11 June and is now facing administrative prosecution over a Facebook repost
Russia detains & prosecutes Crimean Solidarity rights activist for being tagged on Facebook
Lutfiye Zudiyeva, a prominent human rights activist in Russian-occupied Crimea, has been detained, prosecuted and fined for three Facebook posts which she personally had nothing to do with, but which somebody tagged her on when posting five years ago .
Two Crimean Solidarity women activists detained in Russian-occupied Crimea
Two human rights activists, both of them mothers with young children, were detained in occupied Crimea on 30 May in what seems an overt warning that women will also face persecution for taking a courageous civic stand
Fakes and Lies about Ukraine almost double in Russian Proxy Donbas ‘Republics’
Disinformation about Ukraine in the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics’ has almost doubled over the last two years, with most of the favourites for fake news the same as in the Russian state-controlled media.
Civic journalist Osman Arifmemetov imprisoned in Russia for reporting repression in occupied Crimea
Osman Arifmemetov was one of the first civic journalists in occupied Crimea and there is every reason to believe that his arrest and imprisonment are the direct result of his tireless work in reporting on the ever-increasing number of armed searches, arrests and politically-motivated ‘trials’ since 2014
German peace prize to Ukrainian journalist Kotsaba is discredited by the Russian lies he parrots, not just his anti-Semitism
While the decision to award the 2019 Aachen Peace Prize to Ukrainian journalist and blogger Ruslan Kotsaba is rightly in question because of a shocking anti-Semitic video, there are other reasons by the choice of Kotsaba seems bafflingly inappropriate (text in English and German)