Dutch Prosecutor accuses Russia of deliberately hiding important MH17 suspect
The Netherlands has seen no reason to mince words over Russia’s swift moves to ensure that MH17 suspect Vladimir Tsemach was safely out of the reach of the Dutch Public Prosecutor
How do plundered boats & continued persecution of POWs promote ‘Russia – Ukraine dialogue’, President Macron?
Russia’s return of the three naval vessels seized a year ago came six months after the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ordered the immediate return of the vessels, and three days before the first hearing in the Hague of Ukraine’s suit against Russia over the seizure
Intercepted calls prove Russian government control of militants in Ukraine on eve of MH17
The team investigating the downing by a Russian BUK missile of Malaysian airliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 has published damning evidence of direct high-level Russian links with militants from the so-called ’Donetsk people’s republic’
Victory for Ukraine means Russia must answer to UN court, including over MH17
The UN’s International Court of Justice on 8 November rejected all of Russia’s objections and confirmed that it does have jurisdiction in both suits brought by Ukraine against Russia over violations of two international treaties.
Why is Ukraine helping Russia to lie about its attack on Ukrainian naval boats & seizure of POWs near Crimea?
A Russian politician has asserted that Ukraine “must admit provocation” to get three seized naval vessels back. There was no ‘provocation’, only an act of aggression from Russia, but Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations is inexplicably helping Russia push its false narrative.
Russia hides MH17 suspect, then uses him for lies about the disaster and about ‘civil war’ in Ukraine
The Russian state-controlled RIA Novosti has posted an interview with Vladimir (Volodymyr) Tsemakh. a key witness / suspect, wanted in the Netherlands over the downing by a Russian BUK missile of Malaysian airliner MH17
Donetsk radio tower blown up in protest at Russian-controlled ‘republic’s’ torture & illegal prisons
A radio tower servicing the Fenix mobile operator was blown up on 27 October, with a video of the blast soon afterwards posted on YouTube, together with an ultimatum.
Supposed Donbas ‘Ukrainian separatist’ becomes mayor of city in Russia
Russia’s narrative about a ‘civil war’ in the East of Ukraine has received another knock, one that is totally self-inflicted
Men on trial for Kharkiv bomb that killed a child & others on pro-Ukraine march could be handed over to Russia
Three men on trial over a 2015 terrorist attack in Kharkiv have reportedly been added to the list of prisoners who could be handed over to Russia in exchange for Ukrainian political prisoners
Russian-backed Donbas militant admits to bombing Ukrainian city
Alexander Khodakovsky, one of the militant commanders of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ has admitted to bombing the city of Yasynovata in August 2014
How can Russia deny responsibility for MH17 when it gave up Sentsov, others to get key witness out of Ukraine?
Those still indignant that Ukraine handed over MH17 witness Volodymyr Tsemakh to Russia might take the advice of one of the freed political prisoners’ brother, and ask whether their mothers or their children “would be worth” such an exchange
MH17 suspect release incriminates Russia, but leaves Ukraine compromised
Russian President Vladimir Putin did not try to conceal the link between Ukraine’s release of key MH17 witness (or suspect) Volodymyr Tsemakh and the release of Ukrainian hostages held in Russia
Donbas militant responsible for secret Donetsk ‘concentration camp’ goes on trial in Ukraine
Roman Lyahin was one of the ideologues of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ and also led the seizure of the Izolyatsia Arts Centre in Donetsk and its transformation into what former hostages call a real concentration camp.
Savagely tortured to death for the Ukrainian flag in Russian-occupied Crimea and Donbas
It is impossible to name all the victims of Russia’s aggression, but on this Day of the Ukrainian Flag, we can at least remember three tortured and murdered Ukrainians – Reshat Ametov; Volodymyr Rybak and 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko
Former Donbas militant leader admits ‘republics’ exist because of Putin and Russia
Alexander Borodai, one of the first leaders of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republics’ has admitted that without Russia’s military intervention, he and the other ‘insurgents’ would be dead
Brazilian Donbas fighter & propagandist for Russia gets final 13-year sentence
Rafael Lusvarghi’s 13-year sentence for fighting on the side of the Russian-backed militants in Donbas has come into force after the 34-year-old Brazilian’s surprise withdrawal of his appeal
Russia brings ‘humanitarian’ convoys to Ukraine by day, military trucks carrying death by night
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission [SMM] has reported another convoy of Russian trucks in Ukraine
16 years old and tortured to death for supporting Ukraine. Five years on Russia protects his killer
Stepan Chubenko should have been turning 21 this year, a young man with his life ahead of him. He was savagely tortured and then killed when he was just 16, after the Russian-armed and controlled militants in Donetsk grabbed him because of ribbons in the colours of the Ukrainian flag on his rucksack
Families of MH17 victims call for honesty and justice from Russia as the lies continue
A number of families who lost relatives when Malaysian airliner MH17 was downed by a Russian BUK missile exactly five years ago have called on the Russian government to cooperate with the investigation, acknowledge their share of the responsibility and to stop lying about the disaster
Three out of four MH17 suspects are ‘former’ Russian FSB or military intelligence officers
Russia is refusing to provide crucial information about the downing by a Russian BUK missile of MH17 including whether one of the three Russian suspects was an acting member of Russia’s Military Intelligence at the time of the disaster