G20 PUTIN PACK
14.11.14 | Halya Coynash
Russia’s ’green men’ Crimea March 2014; Slovyansk in early April
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected at the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia on Nov 15. Please encourage journalists to ask Putin questions that pack a punch, but that only foreigners can ask without risking being hit literally!
About the Kremlin-backed militants and their ‘elections’ in Donbas
why Russia is now saying that it ‘respects’, but does not ‘recognize’ the elections;
why in that case it organized and paid for observers who found everything exemplary;
why both for its Crimean ‘referendum’ and for the Donbas ‘elections’ its ‘observer missions’ were made up of members of far-right, neo-Nazi or Stalinist political parties.
Moscow’s specific funding for the Donbas ’elections’
About the Crimean Tatars who have been killed or disappeared, banished from their homeland or branded as ‘extremists’ since Russia’s annexation of the Crimea
Russian Offensive against the Crimean Tatars
About Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian officer captured by militants in eastern Ukraine, and abducted to Russia where she is now facing serious charges
Captured by Militants in Ukraine, Tried in Russia
About Crimean political prisoners - film director Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko
about how they and two other opponents of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea have been absurdly miscast for an FSB ‘terrorism trial’ without any terrorist acts
Russia’s Crimean Political Prisoners
About Russia’s anti-fascist narrative
About why if Russia claims to be opposing ‘fascists’ and ‘anti-Semites’ in Ukraine, so many of the militants it supports in eastern Ukraine have links to far-right or neo-Nazi parties and the Jewish community keeps publicly refuting Russian assertions
Russia’s Fascist ‘Anti-Fascist’ Crusade
Please help circulate and get these questions heard.