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11.09.2015

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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27.08.2015

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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14.08.2015

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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29.07.2015

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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27.07.2015

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

Visits 2956
21.07.2015

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

Visits 3976
17.07.2015

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

Visits 4443
14.07.2015

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

Visits 4186
25.06.2015

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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14.06.2015

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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28.05.2015

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

Visits 3303
26.05.2015

Movement at last on Odesa 2 May investigation

A year after the tragic riots and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, a top police official is facing charges and civic investigators have upheld their right to information which is of clear public importance. A draft bill has also been tabled which could waive charges for people accused only of participation in riots, increasing the chances of finding the organizers and initiators | detail

Visits 4141
26.05.2015

Finding the real culprits of the events in Odesa on May 2, 2014

A bill just tabled in Ukraine’s parliament could, if passed, put an end to ‘chance prosecutions’ in connection with the tragic disturbances and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, and help the investigators to find those responsible for the death of 48 people and multiple injuries that day. | detail

Visits 3209
01.05.2015

Russia Today, or why Odesa May 2 is different from Baltimore

There would be outrage if a TV channel broadcasting in Baltimore reported a fire started by accident and killing a number of Afro-Americans as having been deliberately lit. Still more so if the lie was spread via an English-language channel directly funded by the Kremlin. The latter has done precisely that in pushing a ‘massacre narrative’ about the tragic events on May 2, 2014 in Odesa. | detail

Visits 7759
28.04.2015

Ex-Berkut officers arrested on suspicion of involvement in Maidan killings

The three men, who were all still working in the Interior Ministry, one in a managerial post, were former members of the Kharkiv regional Berkut, and have now been remanded in custody | detail

Visits 3185
27.04.2015

’Cutthroats And Bandits’: Volunteer’s Stint With Ukraine Rebels Turns To Nightmare

When he joined the separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, Russian businessman Bondo Dorovskikh thought he would be fighting hordes of fascists bent on victimizing the local population. The reality on the ground turned out to be quite different | detail

Visits 2620
24.04.2015

Crimean court passes 2-year sentence on murderer of Ukrainian Soldier

The Russian soldier who shot Stanislav Karachevsky in cold blood on April 6, 2014 has reportedly been sentenced to 2 years imprisonment. He had never been taken into custody and had continued his military service. | detail

Visits 2614
20.04.2015

Who wants to turn Kyiv into another Donetsk?

While the western media present any talk of Russian involvement in the killing of journalist Oles Buzina and politician Oleh Kalashnikov as the ‘Kyiv version’, like the ‘Kremlin version’ of Boris Nemtsov’s murder, it is by no means only Ukrainian politicians who are expressing concerns which if warranted would have seriously frightening implications. | detail

Visits 4288
17.04.2015

Witness relates how Motorola killed ‘cyborg’ Ihor Branovytsky

Released POW Yury Sova has spoken with the BBC Ukrainian Service about his time in captivity and about the murder he witnessed of cyborg Ihor Branovytsky by ‘Motorola’, the Russian leader of the Kremlin-backed Sparta battalion fighting in Donbas. | detail

Visits 6852
14.04.2015

More Evidence against Incendiary Lies about Odesa 2 May

Important findings about the fire in the Trade Union Building on May 2, 2014 demonstrate yet again the full cynicism of the Russian propaganda machine in its deliberate attempts to stir up hatred and desire for revenge through lies about a massacre that day. | detail

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