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Russia accuses Ukraine of committing ‘genocide of Russian speakers’

01.10.14 | Halya Coynash 
Russia’s Investigative Committee [IC] has faced - and failed - many tests to its credibility over recent months, but its new ‘genocide’ case against Ukraine is probably a record-breaker

Moscow endorses offensive against Crimean Tatar Mejlis

27.09.14 | Halya Coynash 
Say that the Crimea was annexed by Russia, that the rights of Crimean Tatars, ethnic Ukrainians and others are being infringed, and you risk being labelled an ‘extremist’, prosecuted for ‘inciting inter-ethnic enmity’ or deported as ‘undesirable’. And most terrifyingly, you risk being ignored by western leaders who really don’t want to know.

‘Mass graves’ for Russian Propaganda

26.09.14 | Halya Coynash 
Russia’s foreign ministry, together with the Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas and Russian media have begun a ‘mass grave’ and Ukrainian ‘war crimes’ campaign, distorting or wildly embellishing an inconvenient OSCE report about the same graves

Germans ignore international embargo against Russian-occupied Crimea

23.09.14 | Halya Coynash 
During a week in which Russian FSB carried out armed searches of Crimean Tatar families, mosques and schools and the Mejlis, or Crimean Tatar assembly came under unprecedented attack, it was business or fun as usual for German entrepreneurs and passengers on a Hansa Touristik GmbH operated luxury liner visiting Yalta.

Russian, or else: On how Russia is foisting its citizenship in Crimea

22.09.14 | Halya Coynash 
If a recent Russian directive is fulfilled to the letter, thousands of Crimean Tatars, ethic Ukrainians and others who did not take Russian citizenship could in 2015 be treated as ‘foreigners’ and conceivably forced to leave the Crimea.

Thousands of Russians tell their leaders to get out of Ukraine

Protesters in Moscow and St Petersburg carried banners reading “Putin get out of Ukraine”” “Putin, we’ve had enough of your lies”, etc. Protests in other Russian cities were banned by the authorities.

What now? Donbas and Ukraine with the ‘special status law’

17.09.14 | Halya Coynash 
Serhiy Taruta, Donetsk Governor feels that the citizens of Donbas have been sold out by the laws passed in a secret vote on Tuesday, while a constitutional expert points out that the law makes no mention of removal of Russian troops or restoration of the State border

No Limits to Russian Impunity?

16.09.14 | Halya Coynash
If President Poroshenko’s ‘special status’ draft bill for the parts of Donbas under Kremlin-backed militant control is passed, it will create the latest of Moscow’s frozen conflicts in Europe and make a bitter mockery of rule of law in Ukraine

Des manifestations contre l’Ukraine sont organisées par les médias russes

A travers l’Europe, de nombreuses manifestations avec leurs cortèges de banderoles prétendant que l’Ukraine est coupable de "génocide" dans le Donbas etc. sont spécialement orchestrées pour, ou plutôt par, les médias russes.

L’Union Européenne au secours des "taupes" du Kremlin

Deux semaines après que l’engagement militaire de la Russie en Ukraine a été prouvé de manière irréfutable, l’Union Européenne se met d’accord sur des sanctions, pour aussitôt en remettre l’exécution à plus tard. Pendant ce temps, les militants sponsorisés par le Kremlin mettent à profit la destruction et les maux qu’ils ont infligés eux-même avec l’aide des militaires russes pour se faire passer pour les "bons samaritains".

“Azov” – What’s the problem?

11.09.14 | Halya Coynash
It had seemed hard to imagine a better gift for Russian propaganda than a Ukrainian volunteer battalion formed by men with pronounced neo-Nazi views. Even more fodder for Russia’s propaganda machine could soon be provided if one of the Azov battalion’s leaders is not kept well away from the coming parliamentary elections.

Dugin’s Eurasian Union disciple creates Potemkin “Tatar” militant division

11.09.14 | Halya Coynash
Russian attempts to present Tanai Cholkhanov as a Crimean Tatar fighting “fascism” at the side of Kremlin-backed militants face two insurmountable hurdles: the fascist ideology of his mentor, Alexander Dugin, and the fact that he’s not a Crimean Tatar

Anti-Ukraine protests for the Russian media

Many of the protests in different European countries with banners claiming that Ukraine is carrying out ‘genocide’ in Donbas, etc., are specially orchestrated, for, if not by, the Russian media.

In Europe, Plenty Of Outrage -- Just Not About Russia’s Actions In Ukraine

10.09.14 | Daisy Sindelar
Bernard Grua, a French financial auditor and amateur photographer was never interested in activism. But that changed this year, when he watched with dismay as his government moved forward with plans to deliver two Mistral warships to Russia despite the Kremlin’s intervention in Ukraine.

EU-endorsed propaganda for Kremlin proxies

09.09.14 | Halya Coynash
Two weeks after irrefutable proof of Russian military engagement in Ukraine, the EU has agreed sanctions only to delay them. Meanwhile Donetsk’s Kremlin-backed militants are using the destruction and hardship they and the Russian military have initiated to present themselves as ’benefactors’

Lyudmila Alexeyeva: Annexation of Crimea cast shame on my country

Veteran human rights defender Lyudmila Alexeyeva has issued a statement following claims that she gave an interview expressing approval of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.

Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement

Amnesty International has provided evidence showing that Russia is fuelling the conflict, both through direct interference and by supporting the separatists in the East.

The West’s Clear Message to Russia: We’ll go on blustering

Whether the official truce is to be used in order to try to seize Mariupol and advance further or to create another frozen conflict zone while crippling Ukraine economically has been left up to the Kremlin. .

UHHRU appeal to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

04.09.14 | helsinki.org.ua
The Russian Federation as a member of the UN is committing crimes which bear the hallmarks of war crimes on Ukrainian territory and must be held to answer

Mariupol: une chaîne humaine contre l’invasion russe

Main dans la main, plus d’un millier d’habitants de la ville portuaire de Mariupol ont formé samedi une chaîne humaine à un point de contrôle situé sur la route de Novoazovsk. De longues tranchées ont été creusées pour défendre la ville contre l’invasion des forces armées russes ou des militants soutenus par le Kremlin