Russia displace the pro-Ukrainian population from Crimea

Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Serhiy Kyslytsia called demographic changes in the annexed Crimea “a huge problem”. He is convinced that Russia is trying to oust the entire pro-Ukrainian population from the peninsula, about which the UN has been informed. He expressed gratitude to those Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars who, despite everything, continue to […]

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Russia sentences civic journalist to 16 years

A Russian court on 16 September 2020 sentenced Crimean Tatar civic journalist Seiran Saliyev to 16 years’ imprisonment on an identical charge to that used by the Soviet regime against his great-grandfather. The latter’s refusal to go into a collective farm, after the Soviets had taken away everything he owned, had been treated as ‘trying […]

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101 Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia and occupied Crimea

Human rights activists report that 101 Ukrainian political prisoners are being currently held in Russia and the occupied Crimea.“From March 17 to August 31, 2020, the ‘courts of the first instance’ delivered 96 judgments to detain or to extend detention during the pre-trial investigation of 60 people within the politically motivated prosecution of Crimean residents. […]

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Russian paratroopers who fought against Ukraine arrived for “joint exercises” in Belarus

Russian paratroopers who have been earlier deployed in Ukraine’s Donbas warzone to fight against Ukrainian troops, now arrived in Belarus for the Slavic Brotherhood 2020 joint military exercises. It’s the troops with the 76th Airborne Assault Division of Russia’s Western Military District (military unit No. 07264, based in Pskov), Ukraine’s OSINT community InformNapalm reports. “Against […]

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Ukraine responds to Russia’s accusations of “torturing” Crimea by severing water supplies

The Office of Ukrainian President’s Envoy for Crimea has commented on Russia’s allegations claiming Ukraine violates human rights by refusing to renew water supplies to the occupied Crimea that have been cut in 2014 in the wake of Russian aggression and illegal annexation of the peninsula. On the Office’s Facebook page, the press service recalled […]

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The most severe stage of restrictions on water supply was introduced in Crimea

On Monday, September 7, the third, toughest stage of water supply restrictions due to drought and shallowing of reservoirs began in the Russian-occupied Crimea. From now on, drinking water will be supplied by the hour. Severe limitations started in Simferopol as well as in Bakhchisaray and Simferopol regions.Drinking water will be available from 6:00 to […]

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Dialogue with russia impossible due to occupation of crimea – european commission

At a briefing on Monday, August 31 . EU’s Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano said: “The EU has repeatedly offered the Russian side to resume consultations on human rights. But, unfortunately, Russia did not accept this. At the same time, the restoration of a high-level strategic dialogue between the European Union […]

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Germany is concerned about the violation of human rights in Crimea

Berlin is concerned about the criminal prosecution of more than 80 Crimean Tatars by Russia on dubious charges and called on the Russian Federation to ensure the rights of the Crimean Tatar people. It is set out in a statement published on the website of the German Foreign Ministry by the Commissioner for human rights […]

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UN: Russian FSB tortures detainees in occupied Crimea

Employees of the Federal Security Service of the Russia and other law enforcement authorities in Crimea use torture; in particular beatings, electric shocks and suffocation, to force victims to incriminate themselves, cooperate with law enforcement or testify against others. This was said in a recently published report by the UN Secretary-General on human rights violations […]

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