Category Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine | Political repression in Ukraine: summary statistics

In response to a request from Ukrainian journalists, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) reported that 1505 people were arrested for crimes against national security between 2014 and 30 November 2017. This information was published by the agency “Ukrainian National News” in December 2017.
“Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine since February 2014 till November 30 this year investigated (investigate) 15 236 criminal productions about crimes against the bases of national security and defense of Ukraine, encroachment on its territorial integrity and inviolability, terrorism, other serious crimes by 3603 people, 1505 of whom were arrested,” – the reply to the inquiry tells.
Also SBU reported that the courts sent indictments against 1888 people who are participants of terrorist organizations and illegal paramilitary groups, traitors, accomplices of terrorists and committed others crimes against Ukraine.
It is also noted that 640 people were found guilty of committing crimes against the state and people of Ukraine, they are sentenced to different terms of imprisonment.
Also, the agency “Ukrainian National News” reports that in Ukraine, in the first half of the year 2017, 51 people were convicted of undermining national security. This information was provided to the agency by the State Judicial Administration of Ukraine.
On charges of committing crimes against the bases of national security of Ukraine, only three people received an acquittal.
Totally in the first half of 2017, there were 264 productions in the Ukrainian courts under these articles against 435 persons. During this period a total of 71 cases were examined.

USA | Four Years of Ukraine and the Myths of Maidan

The history of the Ukrainian crisis, which has made everything it affected worse, is distorted by political myths and American media malpractice.

Ukraine | A Tale of two Ukraines- Health Care in War-Torn Lugansk and Peaceful Kiev

This is the story of two Ukraines, but it’s not the tired and typical before and after the coup tome. This is a side by side view of two Ukraines as they stand today in December 2017. Looking at it this way, you have to decide which Ukraine is the terrorist entity and which Ukraine works to save and better the lives of its people.

Ukraine | A big exchange of prisoners of war takes part in Ukraine

Today in Donbas region Kiev regime and self-proclaimed peoples republics of Donbas exchanged their war and political prisoners. The event was announced a week before. Higher officials of Kiev regime, Russia, Red Cross and Orthodox Church were involved to preparing actions.  Journalists published information 306 men from Kiev and 74 from Donbas side would be included to the list.

Ukraine | Ukrainian anti-Semites intensified activity in Odessa

Odessa is a multinational city, a great contribution was made by Jews to its cultural development. After the right-wing coup in February 2014, the main focus of the Ukrainian fascists was directed towards the struggle against the Russians. But they do not forget the Jews too. Recently they have reminded their existence in Odessa. On December 25 inscriptions of offensive anti-Semitic content appeared on several buildings in Odessa. On the building of the former synagogue, where the regional archive is now, the inscription “Off the Jews, Ukraine for Ukrainians!” appeared, and at the entrance to the Museum of the Holocaust on Bolshaya Arnautskaya Street was written “The First Toast – for the Holocaust!” Both inscriptions were accompanied by Nazi symbols used by the Azov regiment and other Ukrainian right-wing radical groups.
The anti-Semitic inscriptions were quickly painted over. A spokesman for the local Jewish community “Chabad” Boleslav Kapulkin called on the police to immediate investigation to the incident. The police opened a case of incitement to national, racial or religious hatred and enmity. At the same time, the Odessa police do not react to similar Russophobic manifestations.