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Russian ’Resolution’ of a Russian-manufactured Crisis

28.08.14 | Halya Coynash
A plan described by Finland’s foreign ministry as “secret talks between the US and Russia” will create a frozen conflict in eastern Ukraine. Just what the Kremlin wants to hear. And there’s more

Nadiya Savchenko: Yanukovych fell, so will Putin

Ukrainian officer Nadiya Savchenko has stated clearly that she is being subjected to a psychiatric examination in the notorious Serbsky Institute illegally and will be refusing to speak to staff, answer questions or in any way cooperate

Russian NGO has list of 400 killed or wounded Russian soldiers

It looks extremely likely that at least some of the considerable number of men from the Caucuses long known to be fighting on the side of the Kremlin-backed militants in eastern Ukraine are or died as soldiers of the Russian Army.

Muslim school head fined for ‘extremist literature’ in Crimea

The Crimean prosecutor under Russian occupation has fined the director of a Dzhanoye district madrasa or religious school for possession of what it considers ‘extremist’ material

If Russia is not at war, then who is in those freshly-dug graves?

27.08.14 | Halya Coynash
Russians are also now asking hard-hitting questions as macabre efforts continue in Pskov and other parts of Russia to conceal the death or injury of a large number of soldiers sent to fight Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine

Veto Crimea bill or shame Ukraine

Ukraine’s parliament has adopted a bizarrely inappropriate bill on a ‘free economic zone’ in the Crimea which would seriously infringe the rights of Crimean Ukrainians and, by effectively recognizing Russian occupation, cast serious doubts over Ukraine’s position on Crimea.

Single Voices Defending Russia against the ‘TeleJunta’

Prominent Russian lawyer Henry Reznik has held a one-man picket in Russia against the latest Russian media production purporting to ‘expose’ famous musicians and others who have criticized Moscow’s policy on Ukraine

Macabre Convoy: Cargo 200 from Ukraine to Russia

26.08.14 | Halya Coynash
There is more and more evidence that Russian soldiers are fighting – and dying – on Ukrainian territory, and that the so-called ‘humanitarian convoy’ may have been used to take the dead back to Russia

Mejlis calls for boycott of Crimean elections

The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People has issued a statement in which it points to the widespread rights violations seen in recent months in the Crimea, including violations of the rights of the Crimean Tatars and calls on all Crimeans to boycott the elections

Shameful march of prisoners in Kremlin’s dirty war

As feared, the Kremlin-backed militants demonstrated their contempt for human dignity and international law on Ukraine’s Independence Day by forcing around 50 captured soldiers to walk through a corridor of armed militants

FSB holds ‘prophylactic talks’ on eve of Ukraine’s Independence Day

Since Aug 22 the FSB in Crimea has been holding ‘prophylactic talks’ with pro-Ukrainian activists who had posted or shared postings about Ukraine’s Independence Day on Facebook

Support for independence at record high

The percentage of Ukrainians supporting independence has risen from 83% to a record 90%.

Invasion by any other name

23.08.14 | Halya Coynash
The suspicion that Russia’s ‘humanitarian convoy’ was being used to divert attention from other activities was probably confirmed on Aug 23. Western leaders concentrated only on that undoubted violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty while ignoring NATO reports of direct Russian military incursions

Kremlin-backed militants murder Lithuanian honorary consul

Lithuania’s foreign minister has reported that Mykola Zelenets, a Ukrainian businessman and honorary Consul of Lithuania for the Luhansk oblast was abducted by the militants and murdered

President signs repressive ‘anti-terrorist’ laws

Poroshenko has signed into law bills which human rights organizations warn are an unwarranted restriction on people’s rights. The increase in the prosecutor’s powers could lead to criminal proceedings being questioned, if not in Ukraine, then in Strasbourg

Children deployed in Russia’s anti-Ukrainian propaganda

22.08.14 | Halya Coynash
1960s Soviet propaganda was nothing in comparison to how children are being used now both by Kremlin-backed militants and to push Moscow’s extremely specific version of events in eastern Ukraine

Journalist could be blacklisted for not standing to Russian anthem

A group of Crimean MPs want to strip Shevket Namatullayev of his accreditation for parliament because he did not rise when the Russian national anthem was played

Families of murdered hostages demand proper investigation

The relatives of Volodymyr Rybak, Yury Popravko and Yury Diakovsky, who died of horrific injuries after being abducted by Kremlin-backed militants are critical of police inaction

Putin’s Soviet ’therapy’ for Crimea

21.08.14 | Halya Coynash
According to Russian President Vladimir Putin the events known variously as land grab, annexation or reunification of the Crimea were about "therapy" for a deep trauma, "a wound inflicted on our people as the result of the dramatic schism of the twentieth century".

Mustafa Dzhemiliev appointed Commissioner on Crimean Tatar issues

Said Ismagilov called the President’s appointment a good move and spoke of Russia’s folly in “banishing a person who has devoted his whole life to regaining his homeland”