Sinister Remake: Blood and POW Humiliation for the Cameras

On disturbing echoes in the bus shelling and humiliating parade of Ukrainian POWs in Donetsk on Jan 22 - from the inaccurate“13 passengers killed” which Kremlin-backed militants and Russian media kept pushing to draw associations with Volnovakha to the remake of the shameful POW march on Independence Day, this time staged on Ukrainian Unity Day. | detail

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Ukrainians united in memory of the victims of Volnovakha

Ukrainians gathered throughout Ukraine, and in many cities of the world on Sunday to remember the victims of the bus shelling near Volnovakha. They carried Ukrainian (and, in some areas, Crimean Tatar) flags, as well as placards reading “Je suis Volnovakha”, “We are Donbas” and others. | detail

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Propaganda, distortion and diplomatic silence over Volnovakha shelling

Just like after the downing of the Malaysian airliner in July, Kremlin-backed militants and the Russian media are in overdrive with multiple versions all aimed at denying responsibility for the shelling of a passenger bus near Volnovakha and death of at least 13 civilians | detail

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Everyday death under Kremlin-backed militant rule

Alexander Polivanov died on a gunshot wound to the stomach after a drunken militant with a machine gun turned it on him. | detail

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Russian military presence reported in latest UN report

Over 4,300 people were killed between mid-April and Nov 18 in eastern Ukraine, with almost one thousand wounded. 957 deaths have been recorded since the ‘ceasefire’ supposedly came into force | detail

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Children killed in ongoing breach of ceasefire

On Wednesday two teenagers were killed, and four others injured, by shelling on a sports filed at School No. 3 in Donetsk. | detail

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Russia’s New Odessa File

Six months after the tragic events on May 2 in Odessa which claimed 48 lives, Russia’s Investigative Committee has initiated another of its memorable ‘criminal cases in which Right Sector and other ‘fascists’ are the villains and Russians or Russian-speakers their victims | detail

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Manufacturing international outrage over an Odessa Massacre that never was

New details from the investigation into the tragic disturbances and fire in Odessa on May 3, and the repeated efforts by Russia to foist its narrative about a deliberate ‘massacre’ | detail

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Armed conflict in the East of Ukraine under the scope of compliance with human rights

As pointed out in the UN High commissioner’s report, more than 5 million inhabitants of the regions directly affected by the conflict cannot enjoy their basic rights. During these six months they have been deprived of their basic right to education, health care, housing and opportunity to earn a living | detail

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Missing Crimean Tatar Edem Asanov found dead

25-year-old Crimean Tatar, Edem Asanov, has been found dead in an abandoned sanatorium in Yevpatoria, a week after he disappeared on Sept 29. Edem Asanov was one of four young Crimean Tatars to have been abducted or disappear over the last 10 days | detail

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Remembering Georgy Gongadze and other slain journalists

In Kyiv on September 16 journalists, civic activists and others attended the now traditional gathering remembering slain journalist Georgy Gongadze and other journalists in Ukraine who died while carrying out their work. | detail

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Prominent Jewish community member murdered by Kremlin-backed militants

On Aug 30 Georgy (Eliayagu) Zylberbord was murdered in Donetsk by pro-Russian militants. He and a security guard had tried to stop the terrorists from plundering the cottage suburb on the outskirts of Donetsk where he lived. The Kremlin-backed militants murdered both men. | detail

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Families of murdered hostages demand proper investigation

The relatives of Volodymyr Rybak, Yury Popravko and Yury Diakovsky, who died of horrific injuries after being abducted by Kremlin-backed militants are critical of police inaction | detail

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Yury Verbytsky murder investigation concluded

The police have established the identity, although seemingly not the whereabouts, of two men whom they suspect of carrying out the abduction and torture of two EuroMaidan activists Ihor Lutsenko and Yury Verbytsky and murder of the latter | detail

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Kremlin-backed militants introduce ‘death penalty’ and ‘military tribunals’

The self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic has introduced its own ‘criminal code’, based on that of the Russian Federation. It includes the death penalty for particularly grave crimes as "the highest degree of social protection" | detail

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Kremlin-backed militants block all roads except to Russia

Militants from the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic are preventing people from fleeing the fighting into Ukraine, leaving only the road towards the Russian border open, They are also deliberately causing huge queues in order to create the impression that people are fleeing in their masses to Russia | detail

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Senior Kremlin-backed militant confirms executions in Slovyansk

Igor Druz, a senior aide to head of the militants’ military offensive, Igor Girkin [Strelkov] asserted that a number of people had been killed “to prevent chaos” Among the known victims are the two sons of the pastor of a local evangelical church and two deacons of the church and a 19-year-old student | detail

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Honcharenko murder: Questions unanswered – and unasked

Two years ago Dnipropetrovsk environmentalist Volodymyr Honcharenko was murdered just days after publicly warning of a “chemical time bomb” with potentially horrific consequences for the region and beyond. Although he was almost certainly killed because of his work in revealing environmental dangers, there was terrifying little media coverage | detail

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Crimean puppet regime seeks to amnesty thugs and abductors

Crimea’s puppet government is seeking to remove any liability for the actions of the so-called ‘self-defence’ or paramilitary militia units in beating up and abducting people, or committing other violations, during the first month after Russia effectively invaded and annexed the Crimea..” | detail

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Ongoing harassment of ethnic Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars & others in Crimea

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has pointed to ongoing concerns, the imprisonment of Oleg Sentsov and three other activists; the banning of Refat Chubarov and Mustafa Dzhemiliev from their homeland; religious harassment; and much more, with none of its previous recommendations implemented | detail

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