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15.10.2019

Nurse ‘sentenced’ to 11 years in Russian proxy ‘Donetsk republic’ for remaining to care for her elderly mother

The self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [‘DPR’] has sentenced 48-year-old nurse Marina Chuikova to 11 years’ imprisonment on supposed ‘spying’ charges | detail

Visits 1011
15.10.2019

Russia criminalizes peaceful protest, targeting defender of Ukraine and Kremlin’s Ukrainian hostages

The Moscow City Court has upheld a four year sentence against 34-year-old Konstantin Kotov, a Russian computer programmer and tireless defender of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners | detail

Visits 222
14.10.2019

Outrage as Crimean collaborators included in Russian delegation to Turkey

Two Crimean collaborators, including Natalya Poklonskaya, who played a direct role in the persecution of numerous Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners, have for the first time taken part in an official Russian delegation to Turkey | detail

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14.10.2019

Italian court fails to explain 24-year sentence against Ukrainian soldier Markiv

The court in Pavia, Italy which, on 12 July 2019, passed a 24-year sentence on Ukrainian National Guard soldier Vitaly Markiv, has finally published the explanatory part of the ruling | detail

Visits 881
11.10.2019

Russia demands 20 and 15-year sentences against Crimean Tatar rights activist and five other Ukrainian political prisoners

These are the highest sentences demanded so far in Russia’s persecution of Ukrainian Muslims on deeply flawed charges which are increasingly used as a weapon against Crimean Tatar civic activists and journalists | detail

Visits 523
11.10.2019

Ukrainian activist imprisoned in Crimea on ‘terrorist’ charges after opposing Russian occupation

“Why should I leave? I am on my land”, 61-year-old Ukrainian activist Oleh Prykhodko asked after the Russian FSB’s last search of his home in Crimea, over which the Ukrainian flag flies. The FSB have now returned and arrested him | detail

Visits 674
10.10.2019

Ukrainian soldier captured by Russian-controlled Donbas militants given 30-year ‘sentence’

21-year-old Volodymyr Voskoboinyk has been ‘sentenced’ to 30 years’ imprisonment essentially for his military training and activities | detail

Visits 771
10.10.2019

Crimea behind barbed wire: Russia militarizes beaches in occupied Sevastopol

Russia’s lies in early 2014 were not about only its invasion and annexation of Crimea, but also about the plans it had for the occupied peninsula. Five years later, Crimea is heavily militarized with even beaches in Sevastopol behind barbed wire | detail

Visits 754
09.10.2019

Whistle-blower judge exposes sinister role of Bohdan in Zelensky administration

Larysa Holnyk, the Poltava judge who faced persecution and a physical attack after exposing corruption, has published disturbing details of a recent attempt to enlist her in a politically-motivated criminal investigation against former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko | detail

Visits 1481
08.10.2019

Donbas residents beg Zelensky not to withdraw Ukrainian forces while Russia claims it’s not their war

The desperate plea that the Ukrainian Army does not abandon them coincides with claims from Russia that it is not a party to the conflict and cannot guarantee the withdrawal of the Russian and Russian-controlled, armed and financed militants | detail

Visits 2102
08.10.2019

Crimean Tatar political prisoner sentenced to 15 years for the right Russian FSB paperwork

The case of Ruslan Zeytullaev, one of the ‘oldest’ of Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners, stands out for the relentless cynicism with which the Russian FSB obtained the huge sentence they needed for their records and, probably, bonuses or promotion | detail

Visits 636
07.10.2019

Russian proxy Donbas ‘republic’ sentences POW to 18 years in open contempt for international law

Almost five years after Russian ‘Cossacks’ fighting in Donbas took Ukrainian tank commander Bohdan Pantyushenko prisoner, the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] has sentenced him to 18 years’ imprisonment | detail

Visits 754
07.10.2019

Ukrainian prisoner with cancer savagely beaten after ECHR defended her right to medical treatment

Anna Solopova, a young woman suffering from a serious oncological illness has been beaten and deprived of life-saving medical treatment after she successfully upheld her right to such care at the European Court of Human Rights | detail

Visits 1127
03.10.2019

Issues and red lines for the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky – joint statement by UHHRU and KHPG

The agreements reached do not take into account the current situation in Ukraine, which is what actually defines the red lines that Ukraine cannot cross without loss of sovereignty, the risks of human rights violations and harm to the interests of the conflict-affected population. | detail

Visits 379
03.10.2019

Zelensky urged to clarify his ‘red lines’ on Steinmeier format, Donbas and Russia

Among the problems articulated by prominent human rights groups and well-known civic activists is the lack of any real clarity as to the ‘red lines’ that Zelensky spoke of, as well as unease that he does not understand which concessions are unacceptable to a majority of Ukrainians. | detail

Visits 1009
03.10.2019

Crimean Solidarity civic journalist gets prison sentence for reporting political trials in Russian-occupied Crimea

A Russian court has sentenced Crimean Tatar civic journalist Nariman Memedeminov to two and a half years’ imprisonment, nominally for three innocuous YouTube videos, though in fact for reporting on political repression in occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 744
02.10.2019

Ukraine’s agreement to Steinmeier Formula – Russian victory or same stalemate?

Russia and former President Petro Poroshenko are claiming that Russia has scored a victory by Ukraine’s ‘agreement to the Steinmeier Formula’, although this may not be the case | detail

Visits 2548
02.10.2019

Journalist Stanislav Aseyev held in Russian-controlled Donetsk ‘concentration camp’ for writing the truth

Stanislav Aseyev is turning 30 on 1 October, his third birthday imprisoned for his writing in occupied Donetsk | detail

Visits 565
01.10.2019

Russian proxy Donbas ‘republic’ sentences Ukrainian hostage to 14 years after not getting huge ransom

Oleksandr Timofeyev has been ‘sentenced’ by the self-proclaimed and Russian-controlled ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] to 14 years’ imprisonment on charges as fluid as the amount of ransom demanded of his wife | detail

Visits 692
01.10.2019

Doting grandfather, Volodymyr Dudka and Russia’s ‘Ukrainian saboteur’ repression by quota

Russia may not have known about Volodymyr Dudka’s infant granddaughter earlier but they do now, and her existence makes the FSB’s attempt to turn a loving granddad into a ‘Ukrainian saboteur’ planning acts of terror throughout Crimea especially cynical | detail

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