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16.03.2016

Human rights in Crimea

Review of human rights situation in the Crimea | detail

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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

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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

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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

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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 1960
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 2335
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 7154
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 2604
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 1071
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 4824
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 3214
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 3571
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 3905
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 2441
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 1245
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

Visits 5736
29.01.2016

French filmmaker adopts Putin’s ’Ukrainian fascist hordes’ line for Canal Plus

If anybody wants a quick reminder of how easy it is to mislead film viewers, they should watch Paul Moreira’s ‘Masks of the Revolution’. They may then wish to ask France’s popular Canal Plus cable television channel why it has collaborated in the making of such a film and why it has scheduled its broadcast for Feb 1. | detail

Visits 12101
26.01.2016

In Soviet Style FSB orders Crimean postal service to inform on dissidents

All post offices in Russian-occupied Crimea have been sent a list of Crimeans supposedly suspected of or sentenced for ‘extremism or terrorism’, and told to inform Russia’s FSB if any correspondence arrives for them or anybody asks for it | detail

Visits 3465
26.01.2016

Council of Europe Human Rights Mission starts in Crimea

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, announced his decision to send a delegation to Crimea on Jan 25 in order to assess the human right situation on the peninsula. | detail

Visits 1210
25.01.2016

Will the West accept Potemkim elections in Donbas?

The Kremlin-backed militants of the so-called ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics’ are refusing to allow Ukrainian parties to take part in their local elections. This alone would make Western recognition questionable and it is only one of multiple sticking points. | detail

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