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More needed than 8-man ‘task force’ against lethal Russian state propaganda

The West has done next to nothing to counter Russia’s state-controlled propaganda machine with its vicious warmongering and lies. Zhanna Nemtsova’s call for sanctions against those whose incitement to hatred and violence led to her father’s murder outside the Kremlin were heard, reported - and ignored. | детальніше

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Russia tricks Polish schoolkids for its latest ’Crimea is ours’ propaganda stunt

(Update) Russia is now using schoolkids to create the pretence of legitimacy for its illegal occupation of Crimea, and may have deceived the schools involved, claiming that the teenagers would be visiting St Petersburg.  Instead, they were taken to Crimea with their visit eagerly reported by such pro-Kremlin TV channels as Life News. | детальніше

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Another fake Ukrainian separatist stunt with the trail from Odesa to Moscow

A paid protest in Odesa, designed to provide photos for a more grandiose fake, was nipped in the bud on September 19. The planned event in Odesa was modest, unlike the totally fictitious 500-strong protest in Kyiv purportedly in support of the ‘People’s Council of Bessarabia’ and claiming that the authorities are persecuting national minorities in the Odesa oblast. | детальніше

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Crimean Blockade: No More ‘Mutually Advantageous Collaboration’

At midday on Sunday, Sept 20 Crimean Tatars and various Ukrainian civic organizations, including Right Sector, began an indefinite blockade of the ‘border’ between mainland Ukraine and Crimea. All three crossings into Crimea were blocked to trucks, though cars and individuals on foot were allowed through | детальніше

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Kremlin-backed militants inadvertently acknowledge minimal public support (updated)

On Sept 11, the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [‘DNR’] reported a ‘significant increase’ in support for ‘DNR’ with this now reaching over a quarter of the population under Kremlin-backed militant control. It later tried to doctor the records to indicate support on a par with that which Russian surveys keep suggesting that Vladimir Putin enjoys | детальніше

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Crimean Human Rights Field Mission ‘reformats’ after Russia labels them ‘undesirable’

Since Crimean Field Mission members, as well as those who help them, now face criminal prosecution in Russian-occupied Crimea, this vital voice reporting grave rights violations has announced a ‘reformatting’ of its work and the emergence of new human rights organizations. | детальніше

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Stop Feeding Bandits! Crimean Tatars call for a Civil Blockade of Occupied Crimea

Crimean Tatar leaders have called on Ukrainians to join a civil blockade of Russian-occupied Crimea. The blockade will continue until Russia releases its Ukrainian political prisoners, stops blocking free media in Crimea and committing other rights offences | детальніше

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Ukraine accepts International Criminal Court jurisdiction yet still doesn’t ratify Rome Statute

While still not simply ratifying the Rome Statute, Ukraine has, for the second time, accepted the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction to investigate possible war crimes committed since Russia’s invasion and annexation of Crimea and the military conflict in Donbas. . | детальніше

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Russia claims ‘universal jurisdiction’ to try Ukraine for human rights crimes

Russia’s Investigative Committee has claimed that “the situation in the south-east of Ukraine is nothing less than genocide of the Russian-speaking population” and that, therefore, in accordance with international law “it cannot stand on the side-line”. | детальніше

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Oppose Russian tyranny with your pen!

50 years ago Ukrainian poet Vasyl Stus, Viacheslav Chornovil and others demonstrated their opposition to tyranny and to politically motivated arrests. That opposition is needed again. Please help show Ukrainian prisoners held by Russia and the Russian authorities that they are not forgotten | детальніше

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“A Grenade thrown at Ukraine”

The clashes on Monday were over highly divisive amendments to the Constitution, but it is not, as has been claimed, the Constitution that is bloodstained, but those far-right politicians and their supporters willing to use violence, including a grenade and firearms. at a crowded demonstration | детальніше

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Putin’s Ilovaisk Treachery Forgotten?

The Presidents of France, Germany and Russia marked the first anniversary of the Ilovaisk Massacre in which Russian President Vladimir Putin played a fatal role by backing “a new ceasefire”. Perhaps it would have been undiplomatic to mention Putin’s murderous treachery, but wise to keep it in mind. | детальніше

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German neo-Nazi demonstrators with a Kremlin-backed militant cause

During Friday’s march in Heidenau against a new shelter for migrants, some of the German neo-Nazis carried the flag of the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’. | детальніше

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From Kremlin-armed Donbas militants to millionaire criminal bosses

Russian journalist Pavel Kanygin calls them “Donbosses” – the Kremlin-backed militant leaders of the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ whose leadership of “terrorists” (his word) armed and funded from Moscow has enabled them to amass millions. | детальніше

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Accused of “provoking the police to use force” by waving a Ukrainian flag

Spare a thought on Independence Day for those Ukrainians in Crimea for whom bringing flowers to Taras Shevchenko or waving a Ukrainian flag is once again, like in Soviet times, an act of courage. | детальніше

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Seized by Crimean anti-extremism squad for a Ukrainian flag

Five police cars were deployed on Aug 11 against two Ukrainians and a Ukrainian flag in Russian-occupied Crimea. Officers from Russia’s ‘Centre for Countering Extremism’ swooped on Veldar Shukurdzhiyev, an activist from the Ukrainian Cultural Centre and Iryna Kopylova, as they took photographs of themselves holding a Ukrainian flag near the monument to Lenin | детальніше

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Arson attack on OSCE mission follows orchestrated ‘anti-OSCE protests’

The arson attack on four OSCE armoured vehicles in Donetsk on Saturday night came days after the second of two ‘protests’ in which very professional placards, some in English, demanded that the OSCE monitors “open their eyes”. The protests were widely reported on Russian television, unlike the many Special Monitoring Mission [SMM] reports of late that have noted militant infringements of the Minsk agreement. | детальніше

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Fake “Ethnic Romanian separatism in Ukraine” for Kremlin’s useful journalists

If you believe media reports, ethnic Romanians in Ukraine’s Bukovyna are now also demanding autonomy. The road from a cheap fake to a feature in the International Business Times, quoting a “report’ was swift, cheap and dangerously effective | детальніше

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Russia invites far-right anti-Semitic Hungarian politicians to visit Crimea

In the footsteps of French pro-Russian politicians, members of the far-right Jobbik party have been invited to visit Russian-occupied Crimea for yet another propaganda stunt | детальніше

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Ukrainian swimmer flees persecution in Crimea: “It’s worse than Soviet times!”

Sevastopol marathon swimmer Oleg Sofianyk has decided to stay in mainland Ukraine after being summoned for questioning about another Ukrainian, Yury Ilchenko who is in detention, seemingly for an article opposing Russia’s occupation of Crimea. | детальніше

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