Two Crimean Tatars detained during July 7 searches to remand in custody until Sept 9

On July 9, the so-called “Kyiv District Court” in the city of Simferopol in Russian-occupied Crimea has ruled that two Crimean Tatars, namely Alim Sufyanov and Seyran Khayretdinov, who were detained during the July 7 searches, will remand in custody until September 9. The hearings were held behind closed doors. However, over 100 people rallied […]

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Ukraine at OSCE again urges Russia to implement Budapest Memorandum

Ukraine urges Russia to restore full compliance with its obligations under the Budapest Memorandum by ending its aggression and de-occupying Ukraine’s sovereign territories. “We urge the Russian side to restore its full compliance with the Budapest Memorandum by ending its aggression and de-occupying Ukraine’s sovereign territories, as well as compensating for the damage caused to […]

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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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Lithuania bans Russian television channel RT

Lithuania’s media watchdog has banned RT due its connection with Dmitry Kiselev, a Russian national who is under EU sanctions for his role in promoting Kremlin’s propaganda during the annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014. The ban includes five different RT channels: RT, RT HD, RT Spanish, RT Documentary and RT Documentary HD. The move […]

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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: Russia’s actions in Syria are war crimes

Reuters informs, that Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes amounting to war crimes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday in a report that also condemned attacks by jihadist fighters. They said that “indiscriminate bombardment” by pro-government forces, ahead of a March ceasefire brokered with […]

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Russia sends 20 ammunition trucks and armored vehicles to Donbas

Russia continues to supply the occupying forces in Donetsk and Luhansk regions with weapons, ammunition, fuels and lubricants and other military equipment through border sections not controlled by Ukraine. Defense Ministry spokesman Dmytro Hutsuliak said this at a briefing on Tuesday, July 7, with reference to information from the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian […]

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