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Put Donbas Hostages on Normandy 4 agenda now

12.02.16 | Halya Coynash
A year after Vladimir Putin agreed that all hostages and prisoners of war would be released on an all for all basis, the militants who answer to Moscow are not only refusing to release those seized earlier, but have recently taken others prisoner.

Putin accused of directly ordering seizure of Debaltseve after agreed ceasefire

10.02.16 | Halya Coynash
Ruslan Leviev, Russian blogger and head of the Conflict Intelligence Team (CIT), is convinced that the order for the offensive on Debaltseve in Donbas was issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Scandalous French ‘Masks of the Revolution’ film gets Russian ‘human rights’ award

09.02.16 | Halya Coynash
If Russian involvement in the making of French filmmaker Paul Moreira’s “Masks of the Revolution’ remains in question, there can be no doubt about the Russian propaganda drive now underway. The undisputed coup comes in the ‘human rights award’ to the creators of this film about Euromaidan and other events in Ukraine over the last two years “for courage and professionalism”.

Unmarked Graves of Russia’s Undeclared War

05.02.16 | Halya Coynash
There are hundreds of unmarked graves in Donetsk cemeteries, most of them belonging to the Russian nationals killed in a war Russia unleashed and continues to deny any involvement in

Memorial demands that Russia return Mustafa Dzhemiliev’s hostage son to Ukraine

The Memorial Human Rights Centre notes that even against the violations of international law linked with Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the fact that Khaiser Dzhemiliev is being held in a Russian prison is unprecedented

You Pay, I Say: Website Says It Exposed Russian TV Fakery

05.02.16 | Tom Balmforth
Is Russian state television making use of paid, Russian-speaking interview subjects to paint a picture of an out-of-control migrant crisis in Germany?

New wave of ’arrests’ & attack on Ukrainian churches in militant-controlled Donetsk

30.01.16 | Halya Coynash
Kremlin-backed militants in Donetsk are reported to have seized a number of local residents, including a volunteer Marina Cherenkova and religious specialist Ihor Kozlovsky and are holding them prisoner. The news coincides with an orchestrated demonstration in Donetsk against the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church and what were termed “other sects”

French filmmaker adopts Putin’s ’Ukrainian fascist hordes’ line for Canal Plus

29.01.16 | Halya Coynash
If anybody wants a quick reminder of how easy it is to mislead film viewers, they should watch Paul Moreira’s ‘Masks of the Revolution’. They may then wish to ask France’s popular Canal Plus cable television channel why it has collaborated in the making of such a film and why it has scheduled its broadcast for Feb 1.

In Soviet Style FSB orders Crimean postal service to inform on dissidents

26.01.16 | Halya Coynash
All post offices in Russian-occupied Crimea have been sent a list of Crimeans supposedly suspected of or sentenced for ‘extremism or terrorism’, and told to inform Russia’s FSB if any correspondence arrives for them or anybody asks for it

Council of Europe Human Rights Mission starts in Crimea

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, announced his decision to send a delegation to Crimea on Jan 25 in order to assess the human right situation on the peninsula.

Will the West accept Potemkim elections in Donbas?

25.01.16 | Halya Coynash
The Kremlin-backed militants of the so-called ‘Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics’ are refusing to allow Ukrainian parties to take part in their local elections. This alone would make Western recognition questionable and it is only one of multiple sticking points.

Court in Russian-occupied Crimea orders arrest of Mustafa Dzhemiliev

21.01.16 | Halya Coynash
Almost two years after Russia banned world-renowned Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemiliev from his native Crimea, a court in Simferopol has ordered his arrest, claiming that he "is hiding from the investigators"

Putin’s Crimean ‘Genocide’

18.01.16 | Halya Coynash
The Crimean parliament in Russian-occupied Crimea has accused Ukraine of ‘genocide’ over the electricity blockade, ignoring the fact that it is Vladimir Putin who has ensured that Crimeans will long suffer critical shortages

Poland’s rightwing government plans sweeping powers for own party Prosecutor General

18.01.16 | Halya Coynash
Poland’s new government has just passed a highly contentious law on police surveillance and is set to give the current Justice Minister powers never before held in democratic Poland

‘Clear Signs of Sabotage’ in Odesa 2 May Investigation

15.01.16 | Halya Coynash
20 months after the deadly disturbances and fire in Odesa on May 2, 2014, Ukraine’s law enforcement bodies have not only failed to properly investigate the events and find those responsible, but are effectively sabotaging the investigation.

Free the Kremlin’s 20 Ukrainian Hostages Now

15.01.16 | Maria Tomak
In the last two years, campaigns persecuting Ukrainians have become an entirely normalized and systemized form of Russian military aggression.

Far-right Le Pen party politician visits Donbas to investigate ‘Ukrainian war crimes’

13.01.16 | Halya Coynash
After blocking UN peacekeepers, OSCE observers, international aid agencies and an international tribunal over the downing by militants of a passenger airline, Russia and its proxies in Donbas have brought in their own ‘human rights investigators’, led by Jacques Closterman, a French politician linked with Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front

The Minsk Agreement format should change

05.01.16 | Yevhen Zakharov
An attempt to look at the Minsk Agreement from the point of view of human rights

Crimea Blockade lawlessness or ’Kherson people’s republic’ provocateurs?

05.01.16 | Halya Coynash
Seriously criminal activities have been reported near the border with Crimea by men wearing balaclavas & camouflage gear, with ominous efforts by Russian media and Kremlin-backed militants to claim that a ‘people’s revolt’ is brewing

Satirists rip into Russia’s ‘Humanitarian Convoys’ bearing death & grenades as ‘children’s toys’

04.01.16 | Halya Coynash
Ukraine’s Mirko Sablich group have put out a new video clip exposing Russia’s lies over the so-called ‘humanitarian convoys’ illegally crossing into areas of Donbas under Kremlin-backed militant control. The bitter satire was in response to a pathos-filled propaganda stunt on the Russian State-controlled Channel One in which the convoys are referred to as ‘brotherly aid’