Category Archives: Fascism

As Russia Lifts Lockdowns, Expanded Surveillance Network May Remain

A Russian man shows the Social Monitoring app installed on his smartphone.

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SBU names number of Ukrainians held captive in occupied Donbas

23:30, 05 May 2020 The security agency has told how a list of those gone missing in the occupied areas is being formed. The number of Ukrainians held by Russian-controlled forces in the occupied Donbas exceeds 200, says the Security Service of Ukraine. As of April 30, 2020, a total of 214 persons remain in captivity, the latest data say,

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OSCE Calls For ‘New And Full’ Investigation Into Nemtsov Murder

February 20, 2020 12:07 GMT The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on February 20 called for “a new and full investigation” into the murder of Boris Nemtsov, the former Russian opposition politician who was killed almost five years ago near the Kremlin. The OSCE said shortcomings in Russia’s original investigation left many questions unanswered. “His death was

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Opposition MPs outraged at Zelensky’s words about USSR causing WWII, Holocaust

08:46, 3 February 2020 Viktor Medvedchuk and Vadym Rabinovych deny that the Soviet Union was involved in the Holocaust. President Volodymyr Zelensky’s statement that the Soviet Union was the one to launch the WWII and the Holocaust is a blasphemy. Viktor Medvedchuk, Chairman of the Political Council of Opposition Platform – For Life party said so.   “I’m definitely outraged at the fact that

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In Russia, a former VTRC operator was beaten to talk about censorship and corruption in the company

In Moscow, on January 11, two unidentified assailants attacked former VTRC (All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company) operator Leonid Krivenko, who gave a number of interviews to foreign journalists about political censorship and corruption in the company. About it writes the Russian service “Radio Liberty”. Leonid Kryvenko said that he was attacked from behind, knocked to the ground and started kicking. According to

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Polish leaders urge Holocaust forum to condemn Putin over collaboration claim

23:15, 03 January 2020 Putin said last week that Poland had taken “the first step towards genocide” by entering into an agreement with Hitler and joining the partition of Czechoslovakia in 1938, and called the then-Polish ambassador to Germany, Jozef Lipski, “an antisemitic pig.” Polish President Andrzej Duda wants participants in the January conference at Israel’s Yad Vashem to condemn

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U.S. Embassy condemns railway traffic at Kerch Bridge

17:01, 26 December 2019 The Embassy noted that Russia’s latest move demonstrates blatant disrespect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The U.S. Embassy to Ukraine condemned the launch of the railway traffic between Russia and annexed Crimea through the bridge over Kerch Strait as the diplomatic mission of America reported on Twitter. “We join Ukrainian and other European partners in condemning Russia’s launch

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Man involved in deaths of ten Ukrainian servicemen in Donbas in 2014 now on exchange list

17:11, 26 December 2019 In July 2014, Mykola Butrymenko revealed the information about the position of Ukrainian special service agents near Snizhne, Donetsk region; Russian mercenaries attacked the emplacement, which resulted in the casualties. Mykola Butrymenko, charged with involvement in the murder of ten servicemen of Ukraine’s special service in Donbas is now on the exchange list, as Ukraine and the self-styled

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Kyiv and Moscow agreed on scenario of all-for-all exchange, – source

18:53, 27 November 2019 Exchange of 250 people for 100 is being discussed. Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia on a large-scale “all-for-all” exchange are in the final stages. RBC reported it, citing the sources. “The important issue now is the exchange of all established persons for all established persons between Kyiv and Donbas. The lists have already been agreed and approved,” the source said.

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Ukrainian activist Mazur detained in Poland at Russia’s request – Ukraine’s ombudsperson

19:53, 09 November 2019 Mazur is also an employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights. Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova has said Ukrainian activist and volunteer Ihor Mazur was detained in Poland at the request of the Russian Federation. “Employee of the Secretariat of the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human

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Russia’s FSB coercing Crimea residents into gathering info on pro-Ukrainian locals

22:40, 21 October 2019 UKRAINE Among others, it is internet providers who are getting recruited by security operatives. The Federal Security Service of Russia is forcing citizens living in the temporarily occupied Crimea to illegally gather personal data on pro-Ukrainian residents of the peninsula for the purpose of their further persecution, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine reports. “SBU counterintelligence

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Prime Minister Medvedev instructs Russian government to triple tourism revenue

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 2:00:21 PM The Russian government approved the strategy of tourism development in Russia until 2035. The document is published on the Russian Government’s website. According to the document signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the gross added value of the tourism should reach 8.764 billion rubles ($137,59 million) by 2035. In 2017, this figure was

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UN Human Rights Committee again demands that Russia roll back eviction of Ukrainian church from temple in occupied Simferopol

23:40, 20 September 2019 According to the ruling of the Russia-controlled court, OCU clerics must vacate the premises before September 23. The UN Human Rights Committee (OHCHR) again demanded that Russia not evict the Crimean Diocese of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine from Simferopol’s Volodymyr and Olha Cathedral. This was announced on Facebook by an expert wuth the Regional Center

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Russia tells ECHR that it didn’t annex Crimea & accuses Ukraine & West of ‘fake evidence”

22:06, 12 September 2019 The Kremlin imposes its own agenda, trying to persuade the West that Ukraine assumed the role of the aggressor in 2014. Russia’s representatives have assured the European Court of Human Rights that Ukraine in February – March 2014 was controlled by ‘fascists’ from whom Russian soldiers had merely ‘protected’ Crimeans until 18 March 2014 when the

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