Category Archives: Terrorism

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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Iranian officials ‘looted’ cellphones, rings, passports of plane crash victims, Canadian relatives say

Sources previously said Iran was harassing families of the crash victims, insisting they grieve privately and praise Tehran’s leaders Iranian authorities stripped the bodies of plane crash victims in January of jewellery, passports and other personal belongings before returning the remains to their loved ones, three family members charged Tuesday. The Canadian-based relatives alleged “looting” of bodies was just one

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Andrew Fink: How US corporations finance Russia’s infowar in Ukraine

By Andrew Fink While Ukraine is in COVID-19 lockdown, the Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk is spreading fear that there are dangerous American military biolabs in Ukraine. Medvedchuk is not a marginal figure. He is the chairman of Ukraine’s largest opposition party (Za Zhittya) and his daughter’s godfather is Vladimir Putin – really. For years Medvedchuk and his comrades have been

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Radio Farda: Iran admits proposing separate settlement to Ukraine on downed plane

The Ukrainian government has consistently rejected a separate deal with Iran and says its position has not changed. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Embassy of the Islamic Republic in Ukraine for the first time admitted that Iran has proposed a settlement to close the case of the country’s Flight PS752 which Iran’s Revolutionary Guard downed in January. The

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Russian ‘Terrorists’ Training German Neo-Nazi Youth in Combat – Reports

Young right-wing extremists from Germany are receiving combat training from Russian white supremacists whom the United States has blacklisted as terrorists, Germany’s Focus news magazine reported Friday. The U.S. State Department branded the Russian Imperial Movement as a foreign terrorist organization in April, saying it runs two paramilitary training camps in St. Petersburg that have pulled in neo-Nazis from across

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“Iran’s airspace is not safe”: is more isolation the answer?

Will halting flights to Iran produce the desirable outcome and induce Iran into cooperation in the investigation of the Ukrainian plane crash? Six months after the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 catastrophe, families of the 176 victims and the governments involved, are still waiting for accountability. On the morning of 8 January, the Kiev-bound UIA flight PS752 crashed shortly after

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Youtube has blocked a Russian film about Donetsk airport. A smoke grenade was set on fire near the company’s office in Moscow, and the film was unlocked

Authors:MediaSapiensNow the film is preceded by a warning about “unacceptable and offensive” content. The viewer decides whether to watch it or not. On May 26, the two-hour documentary “Call Sign Donetsk” by Semyon Pegov was posted on the WarGonzo YouTube channel. Pegov is a blogger, a Russian citizen, who once worked as a journalist for VGTR, then was a military correspondent for

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Iran names those responsible for PS752 downed aircraft

Missile system operator violated firing rules without permission Iran has named responsible for the Ukrainian plane shot down in January of this year near Tehran. It is the missile system operator, who violated the rules of firing “without permission”. This was stated by former Iranian lawmaker Mahmoud Sadeki with reference to the response to his request from the Minister of

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UIA plane crash: Kuleba rejects possibility of uncoordinated actions with partners

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba has rejected the possibility of any uncoordinated actions with Ukraine’s international partners in the investigation into the UIA plane crash near Tehran on January 8. “I have already explained that our position has not changed. We work towards a result in close collaboration with the colleagues from the International Coordination and Response Group for

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U.S. Labels Russian Far-Right Group as Foreign Terrorist Organization

The United States on Monday branded a Russian far-right group as a foreign terrorist organization, the first time it has targeted white supremacists with tools regularly used against jihadist groups. The State Department said that the Russian Imperial Movement runs two paramilitary training camps in St. Petersburg and has pulled in neo-Nazis from across the Western world. “This is the

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12 civilians died from mines explosion in Donbas since beginning of 2020, – OSCE

20:30, 4 April 2020 Since 2017, the SMM has recorded about 300 civilian casualties Since the beginning of 2020, 12 deaths have been recorded in Donbas as a result of the mines explosion. This was announced by the head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission Yashar Halit Cevik. According to Cevik, in 2019 mines and other explosive ordnance led to 48

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So-called Donetsk People’s Republic suggests ’10 for 8’ formula for prisoner exchange

According to its Ombudsman Darina Morozova, the Ukrainian side responded with a refusal The so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) suggested holding an exchange of prisoners with Ukraine via “10 for 8” formula in the shortest time. It was reported by TASS with reference to DNR’s Ombudsman Darina Morozova. According to Morozova, the proposal was made during the negotiations that took

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Russia-led forces use banned 82mm mortars to attack Ukrainian positions on Sunday

21:59, 22 March 2020 No Ukrainian army casualties have been reported today. Russia-led forces mounted one attack on Ukrainian positions in Donbas, eastern Ukraine, on Sunday, having used proscribed weapons. In particular, they lobbed five 82mm mortar shells to attack Ukrainian troops deployed near the village of Vodiane in the Skhid (East) sector, the press center of Ukraine’s Joint Forces

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Former DPR commander admits that pro-Russian militants were killing civilians in Donbas

Alexander Khodakovsky, a former commander of the Vostok battalion and former Security Minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), described how DPR militants killed civilians. Journalist Denis Kazansky posted a fragment of Khodakovsky’s interview on his video blog. According to Khodakovsky, once the militants stopped a car with three civilians at a checkpoint in the Donbas. Subsequently, they took

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