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Moscow’s fictitious “civil war in Ukraine”

24.04.14 | Halya Coynash
At least three major surveys carried out over recent weeks have demonstrated that the supposedly imminent “civil war” that Ukraine is plunging into is an entirely artificial Russian construct.

Amnesty Law: Geneva’s endorsement of impunity

24.04.14 | Halya Coynash
“Likening militants armed with Kalashnikov rifles to the Maidan protesters is hypocrisy and a flagrant insult to the memory of those who died on Maidan, and misleads the public.” – EuroMaidan SOS about the “amnesty bill”

Jemiliev: Russian FSB snooping even in Crimean mosques

Mustafa Jemiliev, MP and former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People has spoken of repressive measures against the Crimean Tatars since Russia’s invasion of his homeland.

Russian Annexation – Crimean Tatar Tragedy

22.04.14 | Halya Coynash
In the latest move demonstrating how well-founded Crimean Tatar concerns were about Russian rule, Mustafa Jemiliev has been informed of a ban on his entering the Crimea for 5 years

Attack on Crimean Tatar Mejlis

Three women were injured during the forced removal of the Ukrainian flag over the premises of the Mejlis on Monday

Russian advance video footage of Slovyansk shootout

21.04.14 | Halya Coynash
The shootout in the early hours of Sunday morning at a militant checkpoint near Bylbasivka on the outskirts of Slovyansk received swift and extensive coverage on Russian television. So swift in fact that the video of the event may have been made in advance

Pro-Russian, anti-Roma, anti-Semitic and hunting out Ukrainian speakers

20.04.14 | Halya Coynash
The Ukrainian authorities may have suspended anti-terrorist operations over Easter, but there is no let-up in violence and aggression from the pro-Russian militants in east Ukraine, especially Slovyansk with its motley "people’s mayor"

East Ukraine crisis and the ’fascist’ matrix

18.04.14 | Halya Coynash
Who wants to collaborate with fascists? On the Kremlin’s blossoming links with far-right European parties, support for Donbas “separatists” with neo-Nazi leanings and western "deep concern”

Russia’s FSB demand personal data about EuroMaidan activists

Pavel Durov, co-founder of the social network VKontakte reports that the Russian Security Service demanded information about a large number of EuroMaidan groups

Not so very “separatist” at all

A survey just carried out has indicated a relatively low level of support for separatism even in the Donetsk region, and a lot more that refutes the ongoing line pushed by Russia’s propaganda machine

Seven differences between Donetsk separatism and EuroMaidan

The ideologues of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic see the future of their creation within Russia. Yet illegal annexation, along the lines of the Crimea will not save Donbas from international isolation, legal chaos and the ensuing carving up of property, collapse of business and the subsidy-based coal industry which the gas monopolists from Russia will see no sense in financing

But nobody knows about Bahrain…

17.04.14 | Tetiana Bilobrova
On one of the DocuDays films – the Forbidden Country» about the events of the Arab spring of 2011 that swept across Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Algeria and many other countries, including Bahrain

No mechanisms in place for dealing with refugees from the Crimea

In an interview given to Ukrainsky Tyzhden, Maxim Butkevych, Coordinator of the No Borders Project, speaks of the situation following Russia’s annexation of the Crimea; on those who have already left and those who may in future; Ukrainians’ hospitality and more

EAJC: Russia is still trying to use claims of anti-Semitism to hide its aggression

The Euro-Asiatic Jewish Congress has responded to the latest lies from the Russian Foreign Ministry and points out again that the danger at present is coming from Russia’s ongoing expansion into Ukrainian territory

On Moscow’s burning wish to defend rights in Ukraine, not in Russia

14.04.14 | Halya Coynash
Amid damning evidence of direct Russian involvement in the so-called separatist troubles, Moscow yet again pulls Yanukovych out of deep freeze and expresses “outrage” over the use of the military to “crush popular protest”. In Ukraine, that is, not its own forces involved in executions, torture and enforced disappearances

EuroMaidan SOS: On the events in the East and South of Ukraine

What is at issue is not peaceful protest by citizens in the East and South of Ukraine. This is instead an armed and violent encroachment on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and inviolability carried out with active interference from Russia according to a Kremlin-dictated scenario

Russian channels caught lying

11.04.14 | Halya Coynash
Despite the vast amounts Russia is spending on anti-Ukrainian propaganda, the TV channels Rossiya 1 and NTV skimped on actors, with the same man presented as either a separatist or a foreign mercenary beating up peaceful protesters for Right Sector

Defence ministry can’t even provide Ukrainian soldiers with bread and water

Ukraine’s military have been brought into the Kherson oblast without even the most basic supplies. On the Kherson Coordination Centre and ordinary citizens providing for them, and the help still needed

Dangerous Security Service manoeuvres in Luhansk

10.04.14 | Halya Coynash
A reputable NGO believes that the Luhansk SBU is deliberately spreading lies about non-existent hostages to provoke bloodshed and that it could be working for Russia’s Security Service

PACE condemns illegal annexation of the Crimea

. “The drive for secession and integration into the Russian Federation was instigated and incited by the Russian authorities, under the cover of a military intervention”. the resolution adopted by PACE on April 9 states