Court quashes 13-year sentence, orders retrial of Brazilian for fighting with Russian-backed Donbas militants
The Kyiv Court of Appeal has revoked the conviction of Rafael Lusvarghi , a Brazilian national who played an active role in the Kremlin-backed fighting against Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas
Russia to answer to Strasbourg for shielding Donbas militant killer of Ukrainian schoolboy Stepan Chubenko
There is no good reason for refusing to extradite Vadim Pogodin, who even the militants themselves agree was behind the horrific torture and murder of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko, yet Russia has let him go free
Russia-backed Luhansk militants used torture methods against disabled woman hostage
Ludmila Surzhenko is, thankfully, safely on unoccupied Ukrainian territory, but she will need time to recover from the physical and psychological effects of the nearly three weeks she was held prisoner by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’
Judge held for 9 months by Donbas militants heard how hostages were tortured
Vitaly Rudenko, a judge from the Luhansk Regional Court of Appeal, was freed on July 30 after nine months held prisoner by militants from the self-proclaimed ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR]’. Rudenko was seized in October 2016, when he tried to enter military-controlled territory to attend his father’s funeral.
Russia protects Donbas militant killer of 16-year-old pro-Ukrainian schoolboy
If the Russian fighter wanted for his role in the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 is correct, Russia will refuse to hand over to Ukraine Vadim Pogodin, a former Donbas militant leader believed to have ordered and taken part in the horrific torture and killing in 2014 of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko
Russia possibly implicated in latest armed abduction by Donbas militants
Two Ukrainians are known to have been taken prisoner in the so-called ’Luhansk people’s republic’ n the past two weeks, although a prominent journalist believes the number of disappearances in militant-controlled Donbas to be considerably higher
MH17 Remembrance and Calls for Accountability. Except on Russian Media
Ceremonies and remembrance gatherings have been held in the Netherlands and many other countries in memory of the passengers of the MH17 Malaysian Airliner downed by a Russian Buk missile over Russian-backed militant-controlled Donbas.
Briton jailed on terrorism charges for fighting with Russia-backed militants in Ukraine
41-year-old Benjamin Stimson has been jailed for five years and four months under the UK Terrorism Act for taking part in the fighting in Donbas on the side of the Russian and Russian-backed militants
Navalny to debate with Russian Crimea & Donbas war criminal for nationalist votes
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has agreed to a ‘debate’ with Igor Girkin, the ex-Russian military intelligence officer who played a crucial role in Russia’s invasion of Crimea and military aggression in Donbas
Panic among Donbas militants as Russia arrests ex-fighter suspected of the horrific killing of a pro-Ukrainian teenager
A former Donbas militant leader Vadim Pogodin has been arrested in Russian-occupied Crimea because Ukraine wants to try him for believed direct involvement in the torture and killing of 16-year-old pro-Ukrainian and football-loving Stepan Chubenko
‘Lost’ Russia FSB border guards captured near Crimea accused of violating Ukraine’s territorial integrity
Ukraine’s Security Service [SBU] has announced that it has initiated criminal proceedings against the two Russian FSB border guards whom Russia has claimed ‘got lost’ in the Kherson oblast on June 30. The news comes a day after reports that the men had been fined a nominal amount by a Kherson court and given a 15-day administrative detention sentence aroused bemusement and anger
Maimed partisan says Russia can’t leave Donbas - there are too many witnesses of war crimes for the Hague
Volodymyr Zhemchugov learned first-hand about Russia’s involvement in his native Luhansk oblast and knows how much Moscow has to hide. In a recent Glavcom interview, he said that Russia wouldn’t leave Donbas, as it would be leaving behind hundreds of thousands of witnesses who could provide crucial testimony to the international tribunal at the Hague .
War in Ukraine Was Years in the Making
Ukraine is the only country in the world that has ongoing experience with a hybrid war—a simultaneous and adaptive military strategy that blends conventional and non-conventional means. As a result, it offers valuable lessons that could help the West better understand emerging threats. In the last three years
War in Ukraine 2.0
Russia is targeting the most capable and dedicated parts of the Ukrainian military.
Russia gives contradictory stories as mother of Russian soldier captured in Ukraine pleas for his release
While official Russian and Kremlin-backed militant sources present conflicting stories about the Russian contract soldier captured in the Luhansk oblast, Viktor Ageyev’s mother has stubbornly repeated what Moscow has tried to dismiss as “fabrication by Ukrainian propagandists”.
Russian contract soldier captured while fighting in Donbas. Russia denies everything
Another Russian soldier whose active combat in Ukraine is denied by Moscow has been captured in the Luhansk oblast after a battle in which his fellow Russian soldier was killed
Czech man on trial for helping Russian-backed fighters "plan terrorist attack" in Donbas
The Czech Republic has become the latest EU country to put its own citizen on trial over alleged involvement on the side of Kremlin-backed militants in the fighting in Donbas. Russia, in contrast, has sentenced one Russian to 5 years’ imprisonment - for fighting (legally) for Ukraine
Russia, Not Ukraine, Is Serial Violator of Ceasefire Agreement
The context is this: Moscow is conducting the war in Ukraine’s east; without Russian leadership, troops, financing, and weapons, there would be no war
Russia uses money and threat of prosecution to hide Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine
Nobody knows how many Russians have been killed in Donbas. Those who can tell NGOs about their sons’ deaths have gone silent, while journalists have doubtless been deterred by the real fear of being prosecuted for revealing State secrets
Russian sentenced to 5 years’ imprisonment for defending Ukraine
Russia’s Investigative Committee and courts have developed their own, specific, definition of mercenary, and it is only very loosely connected with money. Artem Shirobokov is the first Russian to have been convicted of ‘taking part in an armed conflict as a mercenary’ and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.