Two more Ukrainian activists disappear in Crimea
Timur Shaimardanov and Leonid Korzh from the civic organization Ukrainsky Dom have both been active in supporting Ukrainian military under siege after Russia’s occupation and opposing the annexation
Call for joint Ukrainian-Russian human rights mission for Donbas
Representatives of human rights organizations in Ukraine and Russia have addressed an open appeal to the Ukrainian and Russian Human Rights Ombudspersons and the Chairperson of the Russian Human Rights Council under the President, Mikhail Fedotov.
Stakhanov pro-Russian militants draw up lists of ‘enemies of the people’
Stakhanov residents are encouraged to provide contact details and addresses of journalists and pro-Ukrainian citizens who are automatically deemed to be abetting the far-right party Right Sector
Theatre director and artist still held captive by Kremlin-backed militants
It is over a month since theatre director Pavlo Yurov and artist Denis Hryshchuk were abducted in Slovyansk
Abducted journalists as exchange for arrested terrorists?
Leaders of the so-called ‘Army of the South-East’ are believed to be planning to exchange the two journalists abducted in Luhansk on Sunday for their fighters arrested in Novoaidar during an armed attack on a polling station
Sloviansk: police chief released by pro-Russian militants
Relatives of Oleksandr Davydenko, the acting head of police, report that he has been freed
Two Luhansk journalists seized by pro-Russian militants
The Chief Editor of OBZOR.lg.ua, Viacheslav Bondarenko and his colleague, a streamer for Spilno.tv, Maxim Osovsky were stopped by the so-called separatists at a checkpoint in the town of Shchastye in Luhansk oblast on Sunday evening
Another civic activist abducted in Luhansk
On Friday evening gunmen calling themselves fighters of the so-called ‘Army of the South-East’ abducted civic activist Ilya Yefremov
Kramatorsk women who defended their street forced into hiding
The courageous women from Kramatorsk [Donetsk oblast] who forced armed pro-Russian militants to leave their street have been forced to seek shelter after receiving serious threats.
Abducted press photographer released
Milana Omelchuk, a 22-year-old press photographer was taken captive by pro-Russian militants from the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic who demanded a huge ransom for her release
Abducted journalist Serhiy Shapoval released
Volyn Post reports that its journalist, Serhiy Shapoval, has been released three weeks after being abducted by Donetsk militants.
Kremlin-backed militants chain and beat young civic activist in Luhansk
Mykhailo Logvinenko, a young civic activist from Luhansk, was abducted on Saturday evening, May 10, chained, beaten and degraded with all of this being filmed by the terrorists
Lviv journalist held hostage in Slovyansk released
Yury Lelyavsky, Lviv journalist working as a freelance correspondent for ZIK has been released. As with Serhiy Leftner and Artem Deineha, the release was only announced after Lelyavsky was safely back in Lviv, though he had been freed on May 9.
Slovyansk’s “mayor” threatens to kill, not take prisoners
It is not clear whether any of these pro-Russian militants whom the Kremlin and Russian television channels treat as representing the voice of the people of Donbas understand what they are seeking to achieve. Their language and behaviour is, however, becoming ever more aggressive
CVU: Pro-Russian activists sold information about pro-Ukrainian activists in Odessa
Anatoly Boiko, head of the Odessa Regional Branch of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine [CVU] has warned that Odessa is “on the threshold of terror” following the leaking of personal data about people who have spoken out in support of Ukraine’s unity.
Abducted activists freed
Anna Mokrousova, freed this morning, has told Radio Svoboda that the pro-Russian militants who abducted her and fellow Civic Sector activist Alexei Beda on Saturday have been wound up by stories about the right-wing nationalist Right Sector party.
EuroMaidan activists abducted in Luhansk
Two civic activists – Alexei Beda and Anna Mokrousova – have been abducted in Luhansk and it is believed that they are being held in the SBU building which is under the control of pro-Russian militants.
Widow of murdered deputy leaves Horlivka
The widow of Horlivka City Council deputy Volodymyr Rybak who was brutally murdered, almost certainly by pro-Russian militants, has taken her 13-year-old daughter and left the city out of fear of provocation against members of her family.
Luhansk lawyer shot by pro-Russian activists
Ihor Chudovsky, head of the Luhansk-based law firm Chudovsky and Partners is reported to have been seriously injured by the pro-Russian activists who on Tuesday stormed the Luhansk regional administration