EU calls on Russia to end pressure on Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea

The European Union has condemned systemic human rights abuses in the occupied Crimea and called on Russia to end the pressure on the Crimean Tatar community. “On 7 July 2020, seven individuals, mostly Crimean Tatars, were arrested in the Crimean peninsula for their alleged political affiliation. The European Union considers their detention to be politically […]

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Ukraine calls on UN secretary-general to react to Russian terror in Crimea

Ukraine has called on UN Secretary-General António Guterres to react to Russia’s violation of international law in the temporarily occupied Crimea. “Russia raids homes in Crimea early in the morning [on July 7] when families are still asleep, unlawfully detaining six Crimean Tatars, including a person with a disability,” reads the statement “This is how […]

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UN releases second report on Human Rights situation in occupied Crimea

The report notes that human rights violations involving torture and other ill-treatment perpetrated by law enforcement agencies continued in Crimea. It is particularly concerning that, in all documented cases in which victims made credible complaints to the courts and law enforcement authorities, no perpetrator was held accountable. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle […]

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UK imposes sanctions against Russians

Britain has imposed sanctions on more than two dozen Russian individuals in connection with the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky as relations between the two nations remain frayed over what London calls Moscow’s destabilizing acts. Addressing parliament, foreign minister Dominic Raab said: “The first designations will cover those individuals involved in the torture and murder […]

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Journalist convinced for terrorism for criticizing Russian government

On July 6, a Russian court found journalist Svetlana Prokopieva guilty of acquitting terrorism for the opinion expressed in the author’s column. The prosecutor’s office asked Prokopiev to be sentenced to six years in prison, but the court did not deprive the journalist of her freedom and limited herself to a fine of 500 thousand […]

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Austrian police caught killer from Russian special services

On Saturday evening (at 21:35) in the city of Linz, a 47-year-old native of Chechnya was detained, whom the Austrian special services consider the perpetrator of the murder. And on Sunday, the second suspect was taken into custody. He was at the scene of the crime and was first questioned as a witness. However, investigators […]

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Russian military expert sentenced to 7 years on “charges of treason”

The Russian cour has sentenced military analyst Vladimir Neyelov to seven years in prison after convicting him of treason. He specialized in Russia’s private security firms, some of which carry out mercenary activities abroad in cooperation with Russian security forces. “The court found that Neyelov, for money, gave a German consulting firm information about the […]

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The EU pointed on violations in the vote on changes to the Russian constitution

The vote on the amendments to the constitution of the Russian Federation took place with numerous violations of democratic norms, and its results contradict Russia’s international obligations. This conclusion is contained in the statement of the EU spokesman, published on the website of the European External Action Service. “The nationwide vote in the Russian Federation […]

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UN security council calls for global ceasefire during COVID-19 pandemic

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in all armed conflicts (including in Donbas) and for humanitarian and medical assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document, in particular, demands a “general and immediate cessation of hostilities” in all conflict situations and calls on all parties to armed conflicts to […]

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