Category Archives: Terrorism

Russian sabre-rattling over Ukraine demands a different response

Russian heavy armour is on the move, and Moscow is making no move to hide it. Is this the prelude to a new upsurge in fighting in south-eastern Ukraine, or especially brutal sabre-rattling? The problem is that we don’t know – and this challenges our usual responses. The war in the Donbas – neither civil war nor straightforward foreign intervention,

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Forty-three cases of enforced disappearances documented in Crimea over occupation

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has documented 43 cases of enforced disappearances in Crimea since the Russian occupation of the peninsula started in 2014. “Since the beginning of the occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, in 2014, OHCHR has documented 43 cases of enforced disappearances in

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Ukrainian airplane’s destruction in Iran may have been intentional act, new recording reveals

Canada’s government and security agencies are investigating an audio recording with new details about the Iranian missile attack that destroyed Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 near Tehran on Jan. 8, 2020, killing all 176 people on board. Canadian media outlet CBC gained access to the recording, in which a person — identified by its sources as Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad

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Biden instructs intelligence to assess threat of domestic terrorism in the United States

19:42, 23 January 2021 – 112UA White House, at National Security Council level, will build capacity to counter domestic violent extremism. US President Joe Biden has directed his administration to conduct a full assessment of the risk of domestic terrorism in the wake of the attack on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, the White House said according

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Iran to Pay $150,000 for Each Victim of Ukrainian Crashed Plane

“The government will pay the allocated money to the victims’ families once it is provided based on the reports,” Joneidi said, adding that the Ministry of Road and Urban Development is charged with paying compensation money to their families in cooperation with other national sectors. She stressed that Iran will pay the money to the families of the victims regardless

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Canada’s FM doesn’t believe human error was to blame for UIA plane crash

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne does not believe Iran’s destruction of Ukrainian Flight PS752 can be blamed on human error. He said he did not accept Iran’s explanation for the cause of the crash but declined to outline other possible versions of the tragedy. “Well, we’ll let the process unfold… What I say is that we saw missiles being

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I survived the basement prisons of the “Luhansk People’s Republic.” Here is what I saw. Part 1

Oleksandr Hryshchenko is a 60-year-old Luhansk veterinarian who lives in Kyiv. In 2014, he spent six months “in the basement,” aka an unofficial prison of the Russian proxy “Luhansk People’s Republic.” After his release from the basement, the man moved to Kyiv as soon as he could. Oleksandr tells his story of captivity, torture, and unexpected release in great detail.

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Russia uses terrorist methods in occupied Crimea and Donbas – Kuleba

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba believes that the global community should not turn a blind eye to the terrorist methods used by the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas. He said this during the 2nd Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Friends of Victims of Terrorism, which took place as part of the general debate of

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Illia Ponomarenko: Ukraine’s Friend & Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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Belarus Opposition Leader ‘Kidnapped’ By Masked Men – Reports

Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova has been kidnapped by masked men in central Minsk, media reported Monday, citing eyewitnesses. Kolesnikova, 38, was one of a trio of women who united to challenge Lukashenko in last month’s presidential elections after other opposition candidates were either jailed or driven to flee Belarus. She is the only member of the trio to have

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Ukraine convenes TCG meeting over puppet “DPR” leader’s threats to open fire on JFO units in Donbas

22:54, 05 September 2020 – UNIAN The Ukrainian delegation will try to prevent shelling of JFO unit. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba says Ukraine is initiating an extraordinary meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on Donbas settlement over threats voiced by the self-styled “leader” of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) Denis Pushilin to open fire on the positions

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The Executioners Of Slovyansk

By Christopher Miller Contributing reporters: Sergei Dobrynin and Mark Krutov July 23, 2020 – RFE/RL A Death Squad Unmasked As Ukraine War Grinds On Six Years Later After an RFE/RL investigation, names and faces can now be put to the Russia-backed militants — including one with ties to a longtime Putin aide in the Kremlin — who ordered the extrajudicial

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“I was bluffing.” A hostage of a terrorist from Lutsk told what the attacker said before surrendering to law enforcement

One of the hostages of the terrorist who seized the bus in Lutsk , Aleksandr Subolny, said that before surrendering to law enforcement officers, the attacker said that he was bluffing. This is reported by TSN . Also, the terrorist systematically called the hostages’ phones, spoke calmly, but asked not to make sudden movements. “ Before leaving, he said that I was going to surrender. Don’t

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Zelensky’s big mistake. Why it is impossible to fulfill the demands of terrorists

Yesterday there was an event that will open our, Ukrainian, Pandora’s box The events in Lutsk once again showed that Ukraine has a weak government that does not realize its responsibility to the state and society, but acts like amateurs from a film . Yesterday Zelensky recorded a video at the request of a terrorist… And after that, the three hostages were released. This

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Fire rips through 15th-century French cathedral, police calling it a criminal act

18 July 2020  –  ©Fox News The church’s great organ, revered as the ‘soul of the cathedral’ by worshippers, sustained massive damages.  A fire ripped through the famed Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in the western French city of Nantes Saturday morning and authorities are investigating the incident as a criminal act. Prosecutor Pierre Sennes told reporters three fires had been started inside the cathedral and

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Iran sends downed Ukrainian plane’s black box to France

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran has sent the black box of the Ukrainian passenger jet that its armed forces mistakenly shot down in January to France for reading, an Iranian semi-official news agency said Saturday. Iran accidentally shot down the Boeing 737-800, killing all 176 people aboard, after mistaking it for an incoming missile. Iranian armed forces had been bracing

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Russia Seeks Hefty Jail Terms For Activists in ‘New Greatness’ Case

A Russian prosecutor Tuesday requested that three young men receive between six and seven and a half years in prison for allegedly plotting to overthrow Vladimir Putin’s government, lawyers said. In 2018, authorities detained 10 people accusing them of belonging to an anarchist cell that had plotted an uprising against the government in what has come to be known as

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Police detains two Russian militants in Kyiv

They were members of numerous armed groups, worked for the Russian secret services, took part in military conflicts in different countries, and even were presented with state awards Officers of the National Police detained two Russian militants who were planning to commit serious crimes on the territory of Ukraine 112 Agency Officers of the National Police detained two Russian militants

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MH17 case: Russia-controlled supervisor of ‘DPR’ terrorists detained in Kyiv

Ukraine’s SBU service has recordings of phone calls where the detainee elaborates on a feud between the Russian intelligence service and the FSB over control of illegal armed formations’ leaders in Donbas. Ukraine’s SBU Security Service has detained a citizen of Ukraine, K., in Kyiv, who in 2014-2020 acted as one of the “supervisors” of terrorist leaders of the so-called

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Did Vladimir Putin support anti-Western terrorists as a young KGB officer?

Putin has sworn his time as a KGB officer in Dresden was uneventful. There’s a lot of reason to doubt that claim. By Catherine Belton DRESDEN, Germany — When Vladimir Putin first arrived in Dresden as a mid-level KGB officer in 1985, East Germany was already living on borrowed time. On the verge of bankruptcy, the country was surviving with

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Bloody trail of Russian military in Libya – media

UN mission monitors in Libya said they welcomed the decision to set up an investigation committee, and called on its members to study the sites of mass graves, identify victims, establish cause of death, and hand over the bodies to families. Although Moscow has officially rejected allegations of its involvement in Libya hostilities, there is sufficient evidence backing reports on

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German Bundestag insists on abandoning Nord Stream 2 due to murder in Berlin

The deputy head of the FDP faction Alexander Lamsdorf believes that the reaction of Berlin to the murder of Khangoshvili should be the same as the reaction of the UK to an attempt to poison the Skripals The German Free Democratic Party (FDP) insists on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to launch the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia in

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