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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

Sergei Kovalev: Stop Russian expansion!

The former Soviet political prisoner and first Russian Federation Human Rights Ombudsman is calling on PACE and the international community to put pressure on their governments to stop Russia occupying Ukraine’s eastern regions

Kharkiv “separatist” titushki smash up TV channel

The young louts in masks and armed with baseball bats who seized ATN on Monday evening demanded broadcasting time to "tell journalists how to write the news". Some of the supposed Kharkiv residents who stormed the regional administration building had first gone for the Theatre of Opera and Ballet, believing this to be the administration

Kremlin-orchestrated "federalist" protest and western inaction

07.04.14 | Halya Coynash
Western signatories to the 1994 Budapest Memorandum have already breached their commitment to Ukraine once. Are they also going to pretend that Sunday’s pro-Russian disturbances are not being deliberately orchestrated to justify the Kremlin’s demands for Ukraine’s “federalization”?

Latvia also suspends Russian TV channel for war propaganda

Latvia’s media watchdog found the channel to be in breach of Latvian law and accused it of war propaganda – of trying to justify military aggression and incitement to inter-ethnic enmity in its programmes about Ukraine

Right Sector’s increasing problems with credibility

04.04.14 | Halya Coynash
The extreme nationalist group Right Sector [Pravy Sector] will never be the same again, though what exactly it was and who was behind at least some of the events of the last week remain unclear

Council of Europe: Ukraine is not infringing the rights of Russian-speakers

The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages reports that in respect of the Russian language, most of Ukraine’s undertakings under the Charter are fulfilled or partly fulfilled. The same is not true of all other minority languages.

Russian MPs want to imprison people for “infringements” during rallies

Meanwhile pro-Russian protesters in Kerch cite Ukrainian law rather than repressive Russian restrictions in order to hold a demonstration “in support of Russia”