It is frustrating that Russia is engaging in such cynical manipulation of human rights issues while blocking an international tribunal into the downing of Malaysian MH17 passenger plane over Donbas on July 17, 2014
Within minutes of the downing of Malaysian Airline MH17 Russian television and other media reported that the militants in Donbas had downed a Ukrainian military airplane, and even showed the video footage
Amid an ever-growing trend of Russian internet censorship, PEN American Center and PEN Ukraine are gravely concerned by reports that Facebook has removed content and deactivated or suspended accounts of Ukrainian and Russian users critical of the Putin regime
It was exactly a year ago, on June 17, 2014, that Nadiya Savchenko was taken prisoner by Kremlin-backed militants in the Luhansk oblast, and through the day there were calls from western governments and European bodies for her release
Pavel Kanygin, Novaya Gazeta’s special correspondent in Ukraine, had a gun put to his head and was beaten a day after he reported the first serious protest against the Kremlin-backed militants’ shelling in Donetsk
Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas have forced the local Internet provider to block 39 websites, including the main media writing openly about Russian military involvement in the war in Donbas, opposition, etc
A recent report highlights widespread and systematic persecution of all religious groups except believers linked to the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Donbas, and the role of Russia and its armed criminal ‘crusaders’ in mounting crimes against humanity...
Nine people in Moscow, including two registered as disabled and 75-year-old Vladimir Ionov, are spending the night in jail after being detained at totally peaceful actions marking Nadiya Savchenko’s birthday.
For the purpose of fighting corruption and separatism, there are currently both governmental and parliamentary initiatives regarding amendments to law and prohibition for judges to release persons suspected of crimes stipulated by a number of articles of the Criminal Code
Nadiya Savchenko was, the investigators now admit, captured in Ukraine by Kremlin-backed militants. They claim, however, that the militants released her and she promptly sped, not back to areas under Kyiv’s control, but to the Russian border in order to cross it illegally
Just hours after threats from Crimea’s ‘prosecutor’ that Ukrainian ‘nationalists and radicals’ could expect to be jailed in Russian-occupied Crimea, claims have been made of ‘mass provocation’ planned around the anniversary of the 1944 Deportation of the...
Natalya Poklonskya, installed as Crimean prosecutor after Russia’s invasion of the peninsula has warned that there is plenty of room in Crimean SIZO or remand prisons for all “Ukrainian nationalists and radicals” should they get to Crimea