Monthly Archives: June 2021

Exclusive: Inside secret torture prison run by Ukraine’s Russian-backed separatists

Survivors of a torture chamber housed in a crumbling Donetsk factory are seeking justice at the European Court of Human Rights ByNataliya Vasilyeva KOSTYANTYNIVKA, UKRAINE. 6 June 2021 • He says it felt like an earthquake. For three days in a row, Ruslan Zakharov was taken to the basement of a prison that does not technically exist, where his captors

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Putin – Ukraine: If we were friends with Russia, we would get cheap gas, like Belarus

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hinted that if Ukraine had good relations with Russia, Ukraine would buy cheap gas and receive more for its transit.  Source: Putin during a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Direct speech: “We have a contract with Ukraine for pumping our gas. We will pump up to 40 billion cubic meters over the next 5

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The head of the Ukrainian Football Association showed the form in which the Ukrainians will perform at the European Championship. Crimea was depicted on it

The head of the Ukrainian Football Association (UAF) Andriy Pavelko said on Facebook that “the Ukrainian national team will perform at  Euro 2020 in a new special uniform.” The form shown shows a map of Ukraine with “Crimea, Donetsk, Lugansk, Kiev, native Dnieper, Lvov, Odessa and all cities and villages,” Pavelko said. On the back of the T-shirts it is written in Ukrainian

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Rupinder Singh, Timothy Ash: Belarus and economic sanctions

Last August, Rupinder Singh wrote about the crisis in Belarus and the possible European Union and United Kingdom policy responses and the two possible reactions from Alexander Lukashenko – put simply to accept the election results (flight) or dig in and use the security apparatus to retain power (fight). Autocrats rarely relinquish power voluntarily, and Lukashenko’s choice is clearly to stick it

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