Category Archives: Terrorism

Russia, Belarus should be excluded from international organizations, – Polish PM

The pressure on the regimes in these countries should be much stronger, Piotr Glinski says There should be more international pressure on the Russian and Belarusian governments. Polish Prime Minister Piotr Glinski claimed this in his interview for Polska Times. “International pressure on these two regimes, Belarusian and Russian must be much stronger. I would even consider the chance to

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Chief of notorious Donetsk torture prison reportedly nabbed in Kyiv – journalist

Denis Kulikovsky, head of the temporarily occupied Donetsk-based Izolyatsia prison, notorious for widespread torture of inmates held incommunicado, was detained in Kyiv. That’s according to a Facebook post by a former prisoner of the said facility, Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseev, Ukrinform reports. “The main war criminal of the Izolyatsia, Denis Kulikovsky, aka Palych, was detained in Kyiv. Now I can

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Is Lukashenka mimicking Putin’s weaponization of organized crime?

By Brian Whitmore You can call it trolling. You can call it gaslighting. Or you can just call it the usual run-of-the-mill hypocrisy. Aleksandr Bastrykin, chairman of Russia’s Investigative Committee, visited Belarus on November 2 for talks with law enforcement officials about, wait for it, fostering closer cooperation to combat transnational organized crime. Bastrykin also met with Oleg Shandarovich, the

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Pro-Russian rebels call on OSCE to help secure release of officer detained by Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine: About 200 protesters in separatist-controlled Donetsk confronted monitors from Europe’s main security and rights watchdog on Saturday (Oct 16) to demand the release of a pro-Russian officer captured by the Ukrainian military. The monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation on Europe has previously faced protests organized by pro-Russian rebels, but this time protesters for the

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MHI7 Next of Kin Statements Show Dignity in Monster Trial

The bereaved are unified in their determination to find truth and justice. The criminal trial of four men suspected of involvement in the downing of flight MH17 started on March 8 2020.  It has been a trial that has presented a lot of information about the BUK missile system, its firing location and Russia’s role in Eastern Ukraine. It has

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Britain Names Third Russian Behind Skripal Poisoning

British police on Tuesday said there was enough evidence to charge a third Russian man with the Novichok poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury in 2018.  Counter-terrorism detectives said prosecutors had reviewed the evidence against a man identified as Sergey Fedotov for him to be charged with conspiracy to

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ECHR deems Russia responsible for murder of former FSB officer Litvinenko

The court also ordered Russia to pay more than 100,000 euros of compensation to Litvinenko’s widow The European Court of Human Rights has found Russia responsible for the poisoning of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko. This was stated in the court decision. The document states that Russia was responsible for Litvinenko’s poisoning with radioactive polonium in the UK in 2006.

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Russia Calls for Anti-Terror Cooperation With US on 9/11

Russia on Saturday said it was ready to resume anti-terrorism cooperation with the United States as America marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11. In a statement released by Moscow’s diplomatic mission in Washington, ambassador Anatoly Antonov said Russia was grieving together with the United States and proposed reviving cooperation on the fight against terrorism despite a litany of problems in bilateral

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Biden must respond to Kabul airport attack with force

At least three U.S. Marines have been injured and more than a dozen other civilians killed after two explosions, one of which was set off by a suicide bomber , rocked the Abbey Gate outside of Afghanistan’s Kabul airport. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby confirmed on Thursday morning that the total number of casualties is “unclear at this time.” This was

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Belarus dissident death in Ukraine fuels fears over Lukashenka death squads

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore The activist fled his native Belarus amid dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s brutal crackdown following the country’s disputed August 2020 presidential election. He settled in Ukraine and founded an organization to assist other persecuted Belarusian exiles. And this week, Vital Shyshou was discovered hanged in a park in Kyiv. The Ukrainian police have opened a murder investigation and

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MH17 trial: Donbas “rebels” sent targets for Russia’s artillery attacks on Ukrainian bases

ALYA SHANDRA In the summer of 2014, the Ukrainian Army was advancing on territory controlled by Russian-separatist forces in east Ukraine, driving a wedge between the so-called “rebels” and their personnel and ammunition source — the Russian border. Then Russia launched artillery strikes on Ukrainian positions near the border and proceeded with a full-blown invasion, which ultimately led to today’s

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Potash, Petro Products: EU Hits Belarus Economic Pillars

By approving sanctions on potash fertilisers and petroleum and petrochemical products, European Union foreign ministers are targeting two mainstays of the Belarus economy. The sanctions – to be formally adopted by the 27-nation bloc in the coming days – target major sources of revenue for the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Potash Belarus is the world’s second-largest exporter of potash fertilizers

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Russia to screen propaganda movie about Donbas worldwide. Its protagonist defected to Ukraine

Russia’s strategy to openly promote its statelets in eastern Ukraine thorough open fake diplomatic consulates in the EU failed. Apparently, an anti-Ukrainian propagandist movie set in occupied Donbas to be screened in Russian official “cultural centers” across the world is the next soft power attempt. However, the film has run into problems even before its worldwide premiere: its real-life protagonist

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Kremlin hit squads

The recent testimonies in the International Court of Justice confirmed what the world has known for a long time: Russia shot down the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Donbas in 2014, killing 298 people on board. In the latest hearing on June 9, the court reviewed multiple fragments of the Buk ground-to-air missile that destroyed the aircraft and killed its passengers and

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Dutch Court Hears Call For Missile Said to Have Downed MH17

A Dutch court heard Wednesday how two defendants discussed the procurement of a surface-to-air missile which prosecutors say was eventually used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014. Judges this week began hearing evidence in the trial of four people — three Russians and a Ukrainian — charged in connection with an attack on the airliner over war-torn eastern Ukraine

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Protasevich’s “confession”: KGB Chairman Andropov’s specialty

Article by: Robert van Voren Editor’s Note Protasevich is in hell, and there is no escape. The Belarussian KGB are faithful heirs to Yuri Andropov, and they will play with him as long as they wish. Robert van Voren, who had extensively helped Soviet dissidents back in the days, dissects the perfidious methods used by the Belarusian KGB — and the

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And here are the red lines. What Putin and Lukashenko are striving for

Timothy Ash There is now an impulse for significant economic sanctions against Belarus both in Europe and in the United States. Of course, in Belarus we are witnessing a rather unusual development of events: a pirate seizure (in other words, it cannot be described) of a Ryanair aircraft took place in the country’s airspace , which was forced to land in Minsk, after which opposition

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Bomb threat email cited by Belarus sent after plane was diverted – Swiss email provider

Hamas earlier denied it was aware of or had any connection to any such bomb threat. A bomb threat referred to by Belarusian government as grounds for forcing a Ryanair flight carrying an opposition journalist to land in Minsk was sent after the plane was diverted, email provider Proton Technologies AG says. Belarusian officials say they ordered the plane flying

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Timothy Ash: Tightening the screws on Lukashenko — and Putin too

By Timothy Ash. The European Union and the US seem to be coordinating further sanctions iterations, having picked the low-hanging fruit thus far by restricting air travel to and thru Belarus. On the sanctions front, it’s interesting that there seems to be unusual unanimity within the West as to the merits of aggressively sanctioning Alexander Lukashenko. I guess this reflects a

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Ryanair’s forced landing: UkSATSE denied Lukashenka’s words that Ukraine “did not want” to accept the flight

The head of the UkSATSE enterprise Andriy Yarmak said that when the plane of the Athens-Vilnius flight of Ryanair was in the airspace of Ukraine, there were no reports of a non-standard situation on board. Yarmak informed NV that during the flight on May 23, UkSATSE air traffic services did not receive requests to change the flight plan. “ During the Ryanair transit

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Lukashenko threatens the West with Third World War

Foreign detractors are waging a hybrid war against Belarus, treating it as a testing ground before their “attack on the East”, said self-proclaimed Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko, speaking in the Belarusian parliament. According to him, the real goal of “Western strategists” is Russia, against which “one well-known extremist channel, which was born from Belarusian problems, is already actively working.” “We are on

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MFA Ukraine reacts to Belarusian embassy’s protest note over air traffic halt

22:30, 25.05.21 – UNIAN The destructive policy of the Belarusian authorities creates problems in relations between Ukraine and Belarus, and therefore the Belarusian embassy should appeal to the authorities of their own country, not to those in Kyiv, the ministry said. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has reacted to the note of protest issued by the Belarus embassy

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EU Cuts Air Links With Belarus Over Forced Plane Landing

EU leaders cut Europe’s air links with Belarus on Monday, as strongman Alexander Lukashenko’s regime paraded a dissident journalist arrested after his flight was forced to land in Minsk. Lukashenko sparked international outrage by dispatching a fighter jet Sunday to intercept a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying wanted reporter Roman Protasevich, 26, and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega. European leaders meeting in

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Iran’s downing of Ukraine jet ‘act of terrorism’ rules Canadian court

New ruling paves the way for compensation for families of victims A Canadian court has ruled Iran’s shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger jet in January 2020 a deliberate “act of terrorism” paving the way for compensation. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on 8 January 2020, shortly after it had taken off from Tehran’s

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NATO prepares to attack, says Kremlin propaganda amid record Russian troop buildup at Ukraine border

Article by: Bohdan Ben Edited by: Michael Garrood Editor’s Note After a failed “Gleiwitz boy” incident, when propaganda claims that a Ukrainian drone killed a boy in Russian-occupied Eastern Ukraine turned out to be physically impossible, Russia is escalating a propaganda campaign about a purported attack plot by NATO and Ukraine, all while amassing 100,000 troops at the Ukrainian border —

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