Ever more victims of sniper fire
The photo here clearly shows that the authorities’ denials are false. Deomonstraters are being deliberately shot and killed by professional snipers who do not stop at aiming their fire at medical staff trying to help the injured
Titushki and Bercut riot police on the attack
The regime’s deployment of “titushki” urgently needs to be clearly recorded and communicated to the international community as demonstration that calls for “all parties” to show restraint are missing the point and manifestly not enough
What can Ukraine expect from the West now?
First and foremost, stop “expressing deep concern”. All protestors on the Maidan have an allergy to this by now in these circumstances senseless phrase, while all gangsters in the Ukrainian governmental gang enjoy mocking the helplessness of the EU.
Vinnytsa artist killed on Maidan
50-year-old Valery Brezdenyuk painted magical worlds on water. He died defending Maidan on Tuesday night, after being shot in the back
Warmest gratitude to the elderly lady seen in floods of tears giving what for her may have been a huge amount of money to help those hurt in the bloodshed unleashed by Ukraine’s leaders
Journalist killed by titushki in Kyiv
Viacheslav Veremiy, journalist from the Vesti newspaper died in hospital early on Wednesday morning after being dragged out of a taxi when returning from work
Blood and Berkut Sniper Bullets on the President’s Hands
The following are just a few of the day’s events that strip any regime of its legitimacy. More will become clearer over the coming days and weeks. Time however is not on Ukrainians’ side now that Yanukovych, doubtless buoyed – or bound – by yesterday’s 2 billion loan from Russia has chosen bloodshed.
Mustafa Dzhemiliev on Maidan: I’m proud of you, dear fellow Ukrainians
“Not one dictator who spilled blood has escaped punishment. Ukraine will be no exception. .... I am proud to be a Ukrainian!"
Access to Channel 5 blocked
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Berkut snipers aimed at protesters
The first reports that Berkut riot police were positioned on roofs and aiming rubber bullets and grenades at protesters came early on Tuesday, with two of the injured women simply taking part in the procession
Winners and losers from compliance with ’hostage law’
There are already concerns regarding prosecutions the ‘hostage law’ will NOT cover, and deep frustration that Berkut and the authorities’ impunity for grave rights infringements have been effectively accepted
Crimea: US national beaten up over EuroMaidan
With supreme irony, Jeffrey Luebbe , the latest victim of mounting violence against civic and EuroMaidan activists in the Crimea is the head of the EU-funded Diversification and Tourism Support Project
Waiting for more bloodshed?
The only charges brought against officials over the brutal dispersing of peaceful protesters on Nov 30 last year have been dropped, turning exchanges of assurances and demands for accountability into a dangerously empty ritual.
Slain Judge used for cynical anti-Maidan propaganda
IWith no particular justification but maximum efforts by the Interior Ministry, it is probably not surprising that even media outside Ukraine have linked the murder of a Ukrainian judge with the anti-government EuroMaidan protests
Donetsk titushki attack civic activists. Activists detained
Civic activists in Donetsk report that the police may have been involved in bringing the thugs in, and then detained a number of activists, and at least one journalist from Donetsk News, Vitaly Sizov
Maidan Self-Defense activists prosecuted for catching a thief
Four members of the Maidan Self-Defense force are facing criminal charges over an incident which appears to have been orchestrated with police connivance
Kirovohrad AutoMaidan activist stripped of his license for 6 months
On Feb 12 judge Iryna Zahreba from the Kirovsk District Court in Kirovohrad prohibited AutoMaidan activst Vitaly Koval from driving for half a year in the latest of a number of template rulings throughout the country against peaceful protesters and civic activists
Open threats and covert plans as ‘hostage law’ deadline nears
Repressive measures and overt blackmail as the deadline for compliance with a so-called ‘amnesty law’ approaches have coincided with ominous reports of plans for extending police powers to curtail peaceful protest if the conditions are not met.
Hrushevsky Prisoners Poltavets and Tsilytsky to remain in custody
Both men, like the Bankova Prisoners, were seriously beaten up and are now facing charges of organizing mass riots, with these based solely on the testimony of the police officers who detained them.
Kyiv judge who didn’t remand 4 student protesters loses her post
Iryna Mamontova, head of the Obolon District Court in Kyiv imposed house arrest on four students of the Kyiv National University of Theatre, Cinema and Television who were charged without any evidence with involvement in the Jan 19 disturbances on Hrushevsky St