Another priest abducted in Donetsk
A priest from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Yury Ivanov was abducted on July 8, and Father Tikhon remains a hostage of the so-called ‘Russian Orthodox Army’
Zhytomir journalist taken hostage in Donetsk oblast
Bohdan Lysenko, a freelance journalist from Zhytomir has been taken hostage. According to Telekritika’s sources who refused to give their names out of considerations for the journalist’s safety, Lysenko was at a training base of the Russian battalion “Vostok”.
Slovyansk hostages now freed
LB.ua has posted a list of hostages thankfully now free after the Kremlin-backed militants who had been controlling Slovyansk fled on July 5.
Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest disappears in Donetsk
There are serious grounds for concern that Father Tikhon who is also secretary of the inter-faith Council of Churches and Religious Organizations of the Donetsk Oblast and one of the organizers of the prayer ‘marathon’ in Donetsk may have been seized by Kremlin-backed militants
Appeal to Médecins Sans Frontières over Donetsk hostage
Alexander Chernov, an OstroV freelance journalist, blogger and anaesthetist taken hostage by Kremlin-backed militants has been accused of failing to provide medical assistance to a woman militant in what his colleagues believe to be an act of reprisal
On the Search for the Disappeared in Eastern Ukraine
Amid the ‘Dirty War’ in Ukraine, Hundreds Have Disappeared – and a Few Volunteers Search for Them
Militants accuse Hromadskie TV journalists of ‘spying’
Anastasia Stanko and Illya Bezkorovainy are being held in one of the buildings seized by the Kremlin-backed terrorists who claim that they were ‘spying for the army’
Volodymyr Semytyaha alive, though still held by the terrorists
At least one piece of good news at a very dark time. The reports earlier in the day that Volodymyr Semytyaha, head of the Prosvita cultural society, had died after being tortured by the Kremlin-backed militants were hopefully incorrect.
Luhansk history lecturer abducted by Kremlin-backed militants
Serhiy Sergiyenko, lecturer in history at the East Ukrainian National University may have been abducted for photographing and posting on the internet photographs showing the transportation of military technology controlled by the militants
9 Luhansk residents have disappeared in the last 3 days
In two or three cases the men are known to have been abducted, and it seems likely that all the disappearances are the work of Kremlin-backed militants
Head of Prosvita civic organization abducted in Luhansk
Volodymyr Semystyaha, head of the local branch of the Prosvita Society has been abducted by Kremlin-backed militants and is believed to be in the basement of the SBU building in Luhansk
Civic activist and newspaper editor abducted in Antratsyt
Viktor Danchenko, lawyer, head of an NGO defending drivers’ rights and editor of the newspaper Autojurist, was abducted by armed militants on June 20. He is now safe, but his office is in ruins
Terrorists seize Christian rehabilitation centre in Donetsk
Kremlin-backed militants in Donetsk have released the hostages taken when they who seized the Evening Light Christian Rehabilitation Centre. The head of the centre, his assistant and 27 people receiving help at the Centre appear to have been held in a basement without receiving medical care.
Lviv residents bring 700 helmets from Poland – on foot
The helmets are urgently needed by soldiers in the east of Ukraine, but EU legislation prohibits the export of military technology and equipment, so helmets bought in Poland, an EU country, needed to be carried through the pedestrian border crossing
EuroMaidan activist abducted in Donetsk
Kremlin-backed militants are reported to have abducted Oleg Zhelnakov, Donetsk EuroMaidan and civic activist
Students still under attack from Kremlin-backed militants
Instead of worrying about finals and last assignments, students in Donbas are having to contend with very real threats from the Kremlin-backed militants calling themselves the Donetsk or Luhansk People’s Republics.
Kremlin-backed militants on the hunt for pro-Ukrainian students
Armed fighters from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic are turning up at Donetsk National University student hostels and demanding to see lists of foreign students; students from Western Ukraine and those who hold pro-Ukrainian views.
KHPG calls for evacuation measures from ATO-affected areas
In an open appeal, the Kharkiv Human Rights Group has called for urgent measures to evacuate all residents of areas where the authorities’ anti-terrorist operation is underway.
Journalist and producer detained and beaten in Simferopol
In Simferopol on Monday evening journalist Sergei Mokrushin and film producer Vladlen Melnykov were seized by ‘self-defence’ paramilitary and beaten, before being taken to the central police station