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.
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.
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
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
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.
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".
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.
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
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.
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’
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. .
Main dans la main, plus dun millier dhabitants 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 linvasion des forces armées russes ou des militants soutenus par le Kremlin
Two Russian soldiers taken prisoner in Ilovaisk say they understood that they weren’t on a training exercise when they came under fire. At least 100 Ukrainian soldiers were mercilessly gunned down after trusting the Russian ‘human corridor’ proposed by Vladimir Putin
On Vladimir Putin’s ‘Novorossiya’, the Russian fascist ideologue and organizations active in eastern Ukraine, and a surreal ‘antifascist’ conference in Yalta attended by the Kremlin’s fascist, sometimes neo-Nazi supporters from European countries
More than a thousand residents of the port city of Mariupol joined arms on Saturday in a human chain at a checkpoint outside the city in the direction of Novoazovsk, Large trenches have also been dug to defend the city from invasion by Russian troops or Kremlin-backed militants