The Deaths & Disappearances in Crimea Putin Lied About

There were multiple distortions in the interview given by Vladimir Putin to the German tabloid Bild. Some were simply absurd, like his denial that Russia’s actions in Crimea entailed a violation of international law. His claim that nobody had died as a result of Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea was a downright and especially offensive lie. | detail

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Gongadze Murder Sentence Upheld – Silence on Who Ordered the Killing

The life sentence passed on former Police General Oleksy Pukach for the murder of independent journalist Georgy Gongadze has been upheld, with all court proceedings having been secret and continuing failure to identify those who ordered the journalist’s killing | detail

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"US guilty of genocide": Kremlin supports anti-Maidan festival with links to the German far right

There is only one truth, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Adviser Sergei Glazyev, and it’s a blockbuster. The claims about an ‘Odesa massacre’ on May 2, 2014 by neo-Nazis with US support are being touted around Europe by an Odesa anti-Maidan activist with close links to the German far-right | detail

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16-year-old Ukrainian beaten to death by Russian prison staff

16-year-old Vitaly died on Nov 25 from horrific injuries inflicted by staff of the Belorechensk prison colony [Krasnodar region in Russia] during an orgy of beating. Seven young lads were beaten, but the staff showed particularly brutality to Vitaly whom they referred to using insulting words for Ukrainian.. | detail

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Disappearances and Groups at Risk in Russian-Occupied Crimea

Islam Dzhepparov was just 19 when he and his cousin were abducted in Crimea on Sept 27, 2014. It was his 20th birthday on Nov 13 – if he is still alive. Civic activist Timur Shaimardanov was 33 when he disappeared on May 26 2014, after peaceful protest against Russia’s annexation of Crimea. | detail

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In Eastern Ukraine, A Young Life Shattered

11-year-old Kolya Nyzhnyakovskyy strains to scratch the itching wounds from shrapnel embedded in what’s left of his legs. He is using his left hand, the one that remains since since the day two months ago when an unexploded munition shattered three of Kolya’s limbs and killed his 4-year-old brother, Danylo, instantly. | detail

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Ukrainian authorities slated over Odesa May 2 investigation

As anticipated, the International Advisory Panel which scrutinized the investigation into the tragic disturbances and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, has condemned the lack of an independent body in charge of the investigation and of any real progress | detail

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Fighting Impunity in Eastern Ukraine

Submission to the International Criminal Court on war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine | detail

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How Dutch Investigators Rebuffed Russia’s Alternative MH17 Theories

Dutch investigators repeatedly rebuffed Russian efforts to insert alternative theories into an authoritative report about the July 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over eastern Ukraine | detail

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Vital Probe of Odesa May 2 Tragedy stymied because of questions answered?

Despite the clear importance of a proper investigation into the deadly disturbances and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, and the mileage gained by Russia’s propaganda machine from any delay, the number of investigators has been drastically reduced, just when they seemed to be making headway | detail

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Ex-Security Service chief in custody over Euromaidan killings

Oleksandr Shcheholev, the former head of the Kyiv SBU [Security Service] has been remanded in custody for two months on charges relating to the killing of Euromaidan activists | detail

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Russia’s Supreme Court allows Putin to hide Russian military losses in Ukraine

Putin’s decree classifying information about military losses in peacetime as ‘state secret’ is widely seen as linked with Russia’s undeclared military engagement in Ukraine and can be used as a weapon against those trying to provide truthful information about the conflict, including details of Russian soldiers killed in the fighting | detail

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Chief suspect in murder of journalist Veremiy reported killed

Anonymous ‘underground fighters’ in Donbas claim to have “eliminated” one of the men suspected of killing Kyiv journalist Viacheslav Veremiy | detail

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Activist linked to anti-corruption investigation savagely attacked

Oleksandr Kulibabchuk’s wife, Natalya Rostova is convinced that the attack is linked with her role in helping journalists from the ‘Schemy. Corruption in Detail’ programme investigate alleged corrupt dealings by the Mayor of Irpin, Volodymyr Karplyuk. | detail

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So who doesn’t want justice for Euromaidan victims?

A key suspect, charged with crimes against Euromaidan activists, has failed to appear in court just over a week after he was released from custody. If he has fled, this will be the second time that a high-profile suspect has vanished after a controversial court ruling. In the meantime, the trial has finally begun of two former Berkut officers accused over the gunning down of 39 Maidan activists | detail

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Incriminating Video, Endless Lies and Putin’s ‘Premature’ Tribunal on MH17

Within minutes of the downing of Malaysian Airline MH17 Russian television and other media reported that the militants in Donbas had downed a Ukrainian military airplane, and even showed the video footage. It was removed later in the evening as Moscow realized all that it had to hide. No end to lies ever since - or shame | detail

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Sloviansk torture, killings, execution orders, yet still no proper investigation

A year has passed since the Kremlin-backed militants who had seized control of Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and the surrounding area fled, leaving behind their hostages, at least one mass grave, ‘death warrants’ and execution lists. Ukraine’s authorities are no longer able to cite lack of access yet are still failing to fully investigate what were undoubtedly grave human rights crimes | detail

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No charges and racial motive denied in bloody attack on students in Kharkiv

The only 5 young men arrested following a brutal attack on the student area of Kharkiv on June 11 have been released, with no charges laid. The police deny any racial motive since some of those injured were Ukrainians, although this is clearly not a view shared by many foreign students in Kharkiv. | detail

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Kharkiv attack on foreign students was no ‘mass brawl’

Ukraine’s Security Service head has claimed Russia was behind a brutal attack on June 11 in Kharkiv which other officials keep referring to, with equally unclear grounds, as a “mass brawl’. With four Jordanian students the most gravely injured and other students telling journalists that the assailants obviously targeted foreign students, a thorough and transparent investigation is needed, not immediate shouts of ‘provocation’. | detail

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Euromaidan: A Year of Impunity and what went wrong

Euromaidan SOS and other civic organizations and lawyers have issued a damning report of the lack of progress in investigating crimes against Euromaidan activists, and identified systemic failings that urgently need to be rectified. . | detail

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