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Ukraine launches spiral of illegality with abduction & expulsion of Georgians linked to Mikheil Saakashvili

Ukraine’s authorities acted in breach of Ukrainian legislation in forcibly removing Georgian nationals from Ukraine on October 21 and November 17, with consequences that are now virtually impossible to restore by legal means.  This is the stark message from Valeria Lutkovska, ...

It’s Never Too Late to Set the Record Straight

November in Canada is Holodomor Remembrance Month, designed to remember one of the greatest crimes against humanity in history, a premeditated genocide perpetrated by Josef Stalin to collectivize farms and destroy Ukrainian society

Four years on and only one real sentence for crimes against Maidan

On the fourth anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity, or Euromaidan, only one person is serving an actual prison sentence for crimes against Maidan activists, and President Petro Poroshenko seems poised to sign a disastrous bill which could force the termination of most Maidan ...

Belarus arrests Ukrainian Radio journalist probing abduction to Russia of 19-year-old Pavlo Hryb

Belarus’s KGB has detained Pavlo Sharoiko, Ukrainian Radio’s correspondent in Minsk, reportedly accusing him of ‘spying’.  Virtually no information is available about the arrest which comes in the wake of tension in relations between Ukraine and Belarus following the ...

Here’s One Way Ukraine Can Hold Russia Accountable Now

Several events in the last few months have shifted the terrain for Ukraine’s internally displaced persons in positive ways, providing new avenues for political and legal justice for Ukraine’s 1.6 million IDPs

Russia-controlled court in Crimea takes 5 minutes to jail Ukrainian academic for 5 years

A court in Russian-occupied Crimea has sentenced internationally-known academic Dmytro Shtyblikov to five years’ maximum security imprisonment on wildly implausible ‘sabotage’ charges.  Shtyblikov had been prevented from seeing an independent lawyer for over a year, and there ...

Another Crimean Tatar taken away ‘voluntarily’ after armed search

The whereabouts are unknown of Mustafa Mustafaev who was taken away by the armed and masked men who burst into the home he shares with his wife, a teacher of Crimean Tatar, and their sons. Crimean Tatar activists also report the worrying shots fired at a Crimean Tatar man’s home and view it as ...

Putin ‘supports’ large-scale exchange of hostages held in Donbas

It remains to be seen whether reports from Moscow of ‘support’ for an exchange of prisoners signify movement or imitation of progress. Families who have been waiting 1,000 days or longer for the men’s return have had their hopes dashed too often before and many of the hostages are ...

Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau faces immediate paralysis if Poroshenko signs dangerous bill

The Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine predicts that its work will be totally paralyzed already in November if President Petro Poroshenko signs the Law on Judicial Reform in its present form

Russian Justice Ministry Warns RFE/RL As Duma Passes New Media Restrictions

Russia’s lower house of parliament has unanimously approved legislation that would authorize the government to designate media outlets receiving funding from abroad as "foreign agents."

Russian children sing of their readiness to die if called upon by Putin

A ruling party MP in Russia has produced a video clip in which children enthusiastically sing of their willingness to ‘fight the final battle” for ‘Uncle Vova’, otherwise known as President Vladimir Putin. They also promise not only to hold on to Crimea which Russia has ...

Human Rights Watch: Persecution of Crimean Tatars intensifies

Human Rights Watch has issued a hard-hitting report in which it states that Russia is intensifying persecution of Crimean Tatars “with the apparent goal of completely silencing dissent on the peninsula.  It has finally devoted detailed attention to the increasing persecution of Crimean ...

Russia-protected torturer-killers of 16-year-old pro-Ukrainian schoolboy sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment

Three men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the savage torture and killing in 2014 of 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko.  Without a regime change in Russia, there is little chance that the three former Donbas fighters – Vadim Pogodin, leader of the so-called ‘Kerch ...

Sentsov thrown into punishment cell & sent to the Far North because of protests demanding his release

Ukrainian filmmaker and Kremlin hostage Oleg Sentsov has spent several terms in a punishment cell over recent months, including a two-week punishment as soon as he arrived at the harsh ‘White Bear’ prison colony north of the Arctic Circle. Both the penalties and the transfer to this most ...