Slovyansk hostages now freed has posted a list of hostages thankfully now free after the Kremlin-backed militants who had been controlling Slovyansk fled on July 5. | detail

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Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest disappears in Donetsk

There are serious grounds for concern that Father Tikhon who is also secretary of the inter-faith Council of Churches and Religious Organizations of the Donetsk Oblast and one of the organizers of the prayer ‘marathon’ in Donetsk may have been seized by Kremlin-backed militants | detail

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Appeal to Médecins Sans Frontières over Donetsk hostage

Alexander Chernov, an OstroV freelance journalist, blogger and anaesthetist taken hostage by Kremlin-backed militants has been accused of failing to provide medical assistance to a woman militant in what his colleagues believe to be an act of reprisal | detail

Visits 1696

On the Search for the Disappeared in Eastern Ukraine

Amid the ‘Dirty War’ in Ukraine, Hundreds Have Disappeared – and a Few Volunteers Search for Them | detail

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04.07.2014 journalists released

Nastya [Anastasia] Stanko and cameraman Illya Bezkorovainy were released ‘live’ on Russian TV LifeNews on Wednesday evening. Their refusal to speak with Russian journalists can easily be understood seeing a previous LifeNews ‘report’ on their seizure by Kremlin-backed militants | detail

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Sent to be shot

A Forbes Russia journalist who was close by when Russian TV 1, or Pervy Kanal, correspondent Anatoly Klyan was killed on Sunday evening, has suggested the real role assigned journalists on that fatal trip. They were taken there to come under fire. | detail

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Militants accuse Hromadskie TV journalists of ‘spying’

Anastasia Stanko and Illya Bezkorovainy are being held in one of the buildings seized by the Kremlin-backed terrorists who claim that they were ‘spying for the army’ | detail

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Volodymyr Semytyaha alive, though still held by the terrorists

At least one piece of good news at a very dark time. The reports earlier in the day that Volodymyr Semytyaha, head of the Prosvita cultural society, had died after being tortured by the Kremlin-backed militants were hopefully incorrect. | detail

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Hromadskie journalists taken prisoner by Luhansk militants

Journalist Nastya [Anastasia] Stanko and a sound engineer have been taken prisoner by Kremlin-backed militants from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic. | detail

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Kremlin-backed militants seize Donetsk journalist union website

Terrorists from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic have taken over the website of the Donetsk regional branch of the National Union of Journalists | detail

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Railway bridge blown up in Kharkiv oblast

There were two explosions on the tracks of a railway bridge near the village of Zeleny Kolodyzm in the Kharkiv oblast in the early hours of Sunday morning. | detail

Visits 2487

Tymchuk: Bombs to be expected anywhere in Ukraine

Dmitry Tymchuk from the Centre for Military and Political Research believes that militants are likely to use bomb blasts like those seen early on Tuesday to divert attention from Donbas. where. despite official statements, they are ignoring the ceasefire | detail

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Two medical students abducted by militants in Donetsk

Mykhailo Savytsky and Arten Sukhodolov were stopped by Kremlin-backed militants from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic near their hostel | detail

Visits 2016

Luhansk history lecturer abducted by Kremlin-backed militants

Serhiy Sergiyenko, lecturer in history at the East Ukrainian National University may have been abducted for photographing and posting on the internet photographs showing the transportation of military technology controlled by the militants | detail

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Brothers tortured for their role in dismantling a militant checkpoint

Only one of the Khovkhotva brothers abducted by Kremlin-backed militants in reprisal for the Shabelkivka residents’ dismantling of a militant checkpoint has been released. The militants in Donbas region also killed one person and wounded another after shooting at their car on Monday | detail

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Head of Prosvita civic organization abducted in Luhansk

Volodymyr Semystyaha, head of the local branch of the Prosvita Society has been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants and is believed to be in the basement of the SBU building in Luhansk | detail

Visits 2193

Civic activist and newspaper editor abducted in Antratsyt

Viktor Danchenko, lawyer, head of an NGO defending drivers’ rights and editor of the newspaper Autojurist, was abducted by armed militants on June 20. He is now safe, but his office is in ruins | detail

Visits 1090

Terrorists revenge themselves on township who threw them out

Kremlin-backed militants, have carried out a punitive operation in the township Shabelkivka [Donetsk oblast] after around 200 residents drove them out and dismantled their checkpoint. | detail

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Criminal liability imposed for financing ‘separatism’

A law passed on June 19 envisages up to 5 years for financing action in breach of the Constitution aiming at changing Ukraine’s borders and up to 7 years for funding attempts to violently seize power | detail

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Terrorists seize Christian rehabilitation centre in Donetsk

Kremlin-backed militants in Donetsk have released the hostages taken when they who seized the Evening Light Christian Rehabilitation Centre. The head of the centre, his assistant and 27 people receiving help at the Centre appear to have been held in a basement without receiving medical care. | detail

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