Daily Archives: October 16, 2016

USA | Andrei Sokolov: ‘They hid me from OSCE commission in a private apartment’

Andrei Sokolov, kidnapped six months ago while leaving a Ukrainian court, has returned to Russia

By Julia Polukhina, Novaya Gazeta

October 15: Russian citizen Andrei Sokolov came to the Dontesk People’s Republic (DPR) on December 4, 2014, where, in his own words, he had planned to engage in humanitarian aid. But on December 16, 2014, he mistakenly drove his car into a Ukrainian roadblock near Gorlovka, was formally arrested on December 29, and ended up in the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) office in Mariupol. Sokolov was charged under Part. 1, Art. 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (assistance to a terrorist organization). Solokov’s lawyer, Valery Avzhenko, argued that there was insufficient evidence to convict Sokolov, and the evidence that existed had been obtained in violation of the rules and requirements of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Ukraine | Still Do Not See Any Nazi? Ukrainian Nationalists Stage Massive March in Kiev

On Friday, several thousand Ukrainian ultranationalists descended onto the streets of Kiev to mark Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) day, dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the founding of the WWII-era Nazi collaborationist organization.

Protest and propaganda: What the Russian embassy row is all about

by Alex Snowdon

What’s behind the hysteria over protesting outside the Russian Embassy? Alex Snowdon considers the motives of Stop the War’s critics.

Another day passes without those who apparently want to protest at the Russian Embassy actually calling a protest outside the Russian Embassy.