R.I.P. Daniel Dydyk, 15, of #Kharkiv #Ukraine — victim of Russian terror

Feb 23rd, 2015 | By

Daniel Dydyk, who suffered brain injuries during the February 22 terrorist bombing of a peaceful march in Kharkiv, Ukraine, died on February 23. His recent photo appears above. Daniyl (also known as Danya) was 15 years old. “He studied at a school for gifted children. He was fond of judo and he was a football fan,” said…

R.I.P. Igor Tolmachev — physicist, Euromaidan activist, killed by Russia-backed terrorists

Feb 22nd, 2015 | By

IGOR TOLMACHEV (Игорь Толмачев) was a physicist. He was one of the coordinators of Kharkiv Euromaidan a year ago, when Ukrainians stood their ground in defense of democracy and rule of law, protested against government corruption and demanded closer integration of Ukraine with the European Union. Russia-backed terrorists killed Igor Tolmachev today. He died as…

Russian separatists in Ukraine admit war crime

Jan 12th, 2015 | By

On January 7, 2015 a video was published on one of separatist youtube channels, featuring interview with underage “militia” soldier. In the course of interview, 14-year old Artyom, while holding AK machine gun, tells the journalist how he joined military Russian “kazaki” (cossacks) at the “Checkpoint No. 1” in town Krasny Luch, Luhansk region. He…

Civilians Killed, Police Attacked by Russian Terrorists

Jan 11th, 2015 | By

While police officers were examining the scene, Ukrainian army soldiers, who were accompanying them, spotted the tank of Russian terrorists in forest nearby, about 500 meters away. Tank was aiming in the direction of house, were police team was working.

The Russian Federal Security Services (FSB) is lying about the affiliation of the Crimean activists with the organization “Right Sector” and terrorist groups.

Jun 5th, 2014 | By

The Crimean civil society activists arrested by FSB in May 2014 were engaged in peaceful public activity and are not involved with the organization “Right Sector”. The Committee on Aid to the Crimean Political Prisoners made a statement that the accusations of FSB against Crimean activists are absurd and affront to common sense. They also consider that “the real reason for their arrest is Russia’s reaction to their participation in the campaigns against the annexation of Crimea as well as the wish to intimidate all Crimean residents who don’t support separatists having seized the power on the peninsula”.

About recent civilian casualties in Ukraine

May 11th, 2014 | By

The only open question is: are there still any “neutral” citizens in Ukraine that would be persuaded by civilian victims to join terrorists’ cause? Can there still be any neutral citizens in the first place? I can’t definitely answer to that question, but I doubt there are.

The Man Who Stood Up to Putin

May 10th, 2014 | By

How Russia’s ‘biggest cheerleader’ became the Kremlin’s fiercest critic and persuaded Congress to roll the White House on sanctions. By Matthew Kaminski Two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot hit Capitol Hill this week. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were jailed for nearly two years after performing an anti-Kremlin “punk prayer” in…

Spies, lies and video taken

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

THE Ukrainian drama becomes ever darker. Armed rebels who hold the eastern Ukrainian town of Sloviansk today paraded seven captured European military officers whom they have held since Friday. They were introduced by the self-proclaimed mayor, Vyacheslav Ponomarev. In an extraordinarily dignified performance Colonel Axel Schneider from Germany said: “We are not prisoners of war,…

In Putin’s Russia, No Money for Nursery Schools or Hospitals But Plenty for Illegal Alcohol Producers and their Elite Owners

Mar 15th, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, March 15 – Given the unfunded mandates Moscow has imposed on the regions and the shortage of money available, Russian regional governments are having to cut back in many sectors, but the choices they are making say a lot about what matters most to the Russian elite – and equally about what…

The internal war of Putin against Ukraine

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By

The 1st of March was a tragic day for Kharkiv and for all the Ukraine. At aproximagely 14.20 a crowd of several thousand people with Russian flags attacked the Kharkiv Region Administrative Building where a group of civic activists, self-defense members were staying since February, 22. The young defenders, some of them younger than 18, students and football fans were brutally beaten and publicly humiliated in front of the crowd of exultant people who were sure that they had overcome dangerous “extremists” and “terrorists” from Western Ukraine who invaded the Eastern city of Kharkiv. 130 people were gravely injured, some disappeared.