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17.04.2017

Tortured to Death for Defending Ukraine’s Flag and Ukrainian Unity

It is three years since Volodymyr Rybak was abducted by Kremlin-backed militants when he tried to remove the flag of the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ from the seized Horlivka city council building. His tortured and mutilated body was found 5 days later, together with that of 19-year-old student Yury Popravko. | detail

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13.04.2017

Accomplice to Maidan journalist killing has ’magic’ effect on Ukrainian judges

Yury Krysin admits taking part in the fatal attack on journalist Viacheslav Veremiy during Euromaidan and has been convicted of numerous other violent crimes. Yet “Ukrainian judges have only to see him and they’re seized by a burning desire to release him from custody” | detail

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21.03.2017

Chechnya style lawlessness will not work in occupied Crimea, however much Russia tries

Russia has concentrated negative and repressive features from all over the Russian Federation in occupied Crimea, a Russian human rights activist has said. However, neither she, nor a Crimean Tatar activist whose own son and nephew were abducted, believe that Russia will succeed in imposing the unbridled lawlessness seen in the Caucasus, although not necessarily for want of trying. | detail

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03.03.2017

Slain Crimean Tatar Reshat Ametov “wanted his children to live in a free Crimea”

“Russian friend, if they order you to, will you shoot at me?” This question was the last post 39-year-old Reshat Ametov made on Facebook, the day before his silent picket in protest at the Russian soldiers who had invaded his home. The Crimean Tatar father of three was seized by so-called ‘self-defence’ paramilitaries from outside the Crimean Parliament in Simferopol on 3 March, 2014 and tortured to death. | detail

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06.02.2017

Police & prosecutors accused of protecting Maidan murder suspect from justice

A journalist investigation has highlighted disturbing police and prosecutor links which may explain the baffling downgrading in the charges against Yury Krysin, who took part in the killing of journalist Viacheslav Veremiy during the bloodiest days of Euromaidan in February 2014. | detail

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31.01.2017

Victims of Volnovakha bus bombing by Kremlin-backed militants seek justice in Strasbourg

2 years after 13 people were killed when a bus near Volnovakha was shelled from a militant-controlled area, relatives of the victims have filed an application against both Russia and Ukraine over the bombing and the failure by the Ukrainian authorities to carry out a proper investigation. | detail

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18.01.2017

Over half the Berkut officers suspected of Maidan killings given shelter by Russia

12 of 23 ex-Berkut officers suspected of gunning down protesters in the last bloody days of Euromaidan have now received Russian citizenship or leave to remain as ‘refugees’. It appears now that 3 other officers on trial over the deaths have been added to the list of people to be handed over in exchange for Ukrainian hostages. | detail

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15.12.2016

Appeal from Aleppo

The White Helmets in Aleppo have given everything. Now we need the international community to do the same. Please share this message. | detail

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29.11.2016

Yanukovych ‘doesn’t remember’ the bloodiest day of Maidan killings

Ex-president Viktor Yanukovych has finally testified as defence witness in the trial of five former Berkut officers charged with killing activists in February 2014. He claimed to ‘not know’ or ‘not remember’ most vital details about the events during Euromaidan, and even how he came to flee to Russia | detail

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07.11.2016

Why does Donald Trump cover up Putin’s involvement in murder?

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has no problem promising to jail his rival and rejecting the court and DNA exoneration of young men he once wanted executed, but he carries the presumption of innocence to bizarre extremes when it comes to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. | detail

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21.10.2016

Russian wanted for war crimes in Donbas arrested in Norway

Yan Petrovsky, one of the notorious Russian neo-Nazi sadists who took photos of themselves over the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers they had mutilated has been arrested in Norway. He will probably be deported to Russia, however Ukraine is reported to want his extradition. | detail

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20.10.2016

Russian Soldiers Sent to Ukraine Tracked by Hypermarkets and Unmarked Graves

Moscow’s continued denial of direct military aggression in Ukraine convinces nobody, it seems, with the latest confirmation coming from an unexpected, if sadly typical, source | detail

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12.10.2016

Russia’s FSB remove posters asking about abducted Crimean Tatar activist Ervin Ibragimov

“Those who give the command to abduct people should look their own mother in the eye and ask her what it means to lose a child”. Lilia Budzhurova’s words will doubtless not be heard by those in Moscow who bear responsibility for the lawlessness unleashed since Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea | detail

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07.10.2016

10 Years without Anna Politkovskaya

Anna Politkovskaya’s voice would certainly have been heard, as was Boris Nemtsov’s, over Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. It is sorely needed now also in occupied Crimea, with Russia increasingly using the same methods that it has applied for so long in Chechnya and Ingushetia | detail

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07.10.2016

Russia’s Bombing of Aleppo Must End

I appeal to the people of Russia, Europe, and the rest of the world not to stand idly by, but to spread the word and voice their outrage. An outpouring of public opinion could induce President Putin to put an end to his heinous crimes against humanity. | detail

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28.09.2016

Russia brings enforced disappearances to occupied Crimea

Civic activists held a vigil outside the Russian embassy in Kyiv on Sept 27, demanding to know the whereabouts of 19-year-old Islyam Dzhepparov and his cousin, brazenly abducted exactly two years ago, civic activist Ervin Ibragimov and many others who have disappeared since Russia invaded and annexed Crimea | detail

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26.09.2016

Destructions in Donbas. Scale, attempts at reconstruction and perspectives for redress for victims

In March 2014, Eastern regions of Ukraine became an arena of the Russian secret services’ "Russian Spring" plan, aiming to pull a large part of Ukrainian territories out of Ukrainian jurisdiction. These actions were supported by a wide information campaign in the Russian Federation. As a result of resistance from the Ukrainian state and its society, the plan was disrupted, but on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DNR and LNR) were created, and the confrontation escalated into an armed conflict. | detail

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20.09.2016

Odesa Smoking Gun Leads Directly to Moscow

A new film has exposed direct links between Moscow and the disturbances in Odesa from late February to the tragic events of 2 May 2014. The film ‘2 May. Moscow Trail’ is based solely on Russian and pro-Russian sources, and adds weight to recently published tapes on which Sergei Glazyev, Vladimir Putin’s adviser and others discuss the organization of disturbances in Odesa and other Ukrainian cities | detail

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16.09.2016

In Memory of Georgy Gongadze, Pavel Sheremet and All Slain Journalists

Traditional remembrance events on the anniversary of journalist Georgy Gongadze’s abduction and subsequent murder are especially poignant this year as they come just two months after the killing in Kyiv of Pavel Sheremet, the renowned Belarusian journalist and former prisoner of conscience. | detail

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16.09.2016

Why the West Ignores Russia’s Wars

While hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in major cities across Western Europe and the United States to protest the American invasion of Iraq and, more recently, the invasion by America’s ally Israel of the Gaza Strip in 2014, Russia’s wars of choice in Syria and Ukraine have failed to excite a single public demonstration of any significance anywhere in the Western world | detail

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