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25.03.2016

Two Years After Annexation, Crimeans Wait On Russia’s Unfulfilled Promises

In the run-up to the March 16, 2014, referendum in Crimea -- which has not been recognized as legitimate by the international community -- Moscow and pro-Russian figures on the peninsula promised locals a glittering and prosperous future. The promises remained unkept | detail

Visits 1486
24.03.2016

Appeal by the leaders of Ukrainian national communities to the Dutch population

Ukrainian citizens of different nationalities took an active part in the Revolution of Dignity. They fought for a European future for our country, for the rule of law, for the triumph of the principles of tolerance and the inviolability of human rights. | detail

Visits 1926
21.03.2016

Kremlin Donbas Proxy Openly Rejects Minsk Agreement Elections

A key Kremlin-backed leader has stated that he has no intention of implementing the Minsk Agreement and holding elections according to Ukrainian legislation. Western irritation with Ukraine’s supposed failure to come up with a ‘special’ law to enable such elections is therefore unfounded. | detail

Visits 4888
21.03.2016

Ukrainian PEN asks Dutch colleagues to support a YES vote

It is Ukrainian civil society that has pushed our governments towards closer cooperation with the EU, towards acceptance and unambiguous implementation of European rules and standards, democratic institutions and practices, liberal stances and policies. | detail

Visits 1315
16.03.2016

Human rights in Crimea

Review of human rights situation in the Crimea | detail

Visits 1627
16.03.2016

Myth, ’observers’ & victims of Russia’s fake Crimean referendum

Since the 2nd anniversary of Russia’s pseudo ‘referendum’ on Crimea comes as the West is pushing Ukraine to agree to ‘elections’ in Kremlin-controlled Donbas, it seems worth recalling that supposed ‘expression of the people’s will’ and the motley crowd of far-right, neo-Nazi or extreme left-wing politicians who were invited as ‘observers’ | detail

Visits 7458
14.03.2016

Former Soviet political prisoners call on Holland to say yes to Ukraine’s European future

More than eighty former political prisoners from ex-Soviet republics have appealed to the people of the Netherlands to vote in favour of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. | detail

Visits 2808
07.03.2016

Russian spetsnaz officer exposed fighting in Donbas demands YouTube remove the ’confidential’ evidence

Can apparent evidence of Russian war crimes in Donbas be protected as ‘confidential’ material? The InformNapalm project, which probes Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine, believes not, and has responded accordingly to the demand from YouTube to remove a particular video. | detail

Visits 7361
07.03.2016

Playing with fear and ignorance

Further important insight on the worrying referendum in the Netherlands on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement | detail

Visits 2068
04.03.2016

How a democratic tool became a threat to democracy

The author describes how a referendum once introduced as the ultimate form of democracy has been hijacked in Holland, and is serving those in Russia whose basic rules of the game are simple – that the EU should crumble before Russia goes down the drain | detail

Visits 2430
26.02.2016

Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Holland: Give our country the chance to break with the past

Prominent Jewish religious and civic leaders have addressed a moving appeal to the people of the Netherlands who are due to shortly vote in a referendum on whether to ratify the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement | detail

Visits 7252
15.02.2016

Human Rights in Ukraine in 2015: Key Trends

This overview of the human rights situation is the first section of the Ukrainian human rights organizations’ Report ‘Human Rights in Ukraine – 2015’ which is published each year by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union | detail

Visits 2673
15.02.2016

Observers: Fighting Flares In Eastern Ukraine, Residents In ‘Dire’ Situation

OSCE Secretary-General Lamberto Zannier says it’s difficult for the OSCE monitors to determine whether Russian soldiers and arms are crossing into Ukraine now because they only have a mandate to observe at two border crossings, where they are positioned on the Russian side. | detail

Visits 1120
12.02.2016

Put Donbas Hostages on Normandy 4 agenda now

A year after Vladimir Putin agreed that all hostages and prisoners of war would be released on an all for all basis, the militants who answer to Moscow are not only refusing to release those seized earlier, but have recently taken others prisoner. | detail

Visits 4931
10.02.2016

Putin accused of directly ordering seizure of Debaltseve after agreed ceasefire

Ruslan Leviev, Russian blogger and head of the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), is convinced that the order for the offensive on Debaltseve in Donbas was issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin. | detail

Visits 3266
09.02.2016

Scandalous French ‘Masks of the Revolution’ film gets Russian ‘human rights’ award

If Russian involvement in the making of French filmmaker Paul Moreira’s “Masks of the Revolution’ remains in question, there can be no doubt about the Russian propaganda drive now underway. The undisputed coup comes in the ‘human rights award’ to the creators of this film about Euromaidan and other events in Ukraine over the last two years “for courage and professionalism”. | detail

Visits 3658
05.02.2016

Unmarked Graves of Russia’s Undeclared War

There are hundreds of unmarked graves in Donetsk cemeteries, most of them belonging to the Russian nationals killed in a war Russia unleashed and continues to deny any involvement in | detail

Visits 3988
05.02.2016

Memorial demands that Russia return Mustafa Dzhemiliev’s hostage son to Ukraine

The Memorial Human Rights Centre notes that even against the violations of international law linked with Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the fact that Khaiser Dzhemiliev is being held in a Russian prison is unprecedented | detail

Visits 2504
05.02.2016

You Pay, I Say: Website Says It Exposed Russian TV Fakery

Is Russian state television making use of paid, Russian-speaking interview subjects to paint a picture of an out-of-control migrant crisis in Germany? | detail

Visits 1315
30.01.2016

New wave of ’arrests’ & attack on Ukrainian churches in militant-controlled Donetsk

Kremlin-backed militants in Donetsk are reported to have seized a number of local residents, including a volunteer Marina Cherenkova and religious specialist Ihor Kozlovsky and are holding them prisoner. The news coincides with an orchestrated demonstration in Donetsk against the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church and what were termed “other sects” | detail

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