Ukrainian opposition journalist prosecuted under fabricated pretext

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Russia terminates air incident prevention agreement with US after downing Syrian jet

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Brésil: Temer accusé de commander la «plus dangereuse organisation criminelle du pays»

Le président brésilien Michel Temer commande la « plus dangereuse organisation criminelle du pays », a accusé le magnat de l’agro-alimentaire Joesley Batista dans un long entretien d’une virulence inédite publié samedi More »

Nazis from ‘C14’ attacked a protest against anticommunist renaming in Kiev

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Ukraine | Ukraine’s Top Bank Lent Owner’s Lieutenants $1 Billion Before Nationalization

by Graham Stack

Between mid-2015 and mid-2016, Privatbank, the largest bank in Ukraine, handed out over US$ 1 billion in loans to firms owned by seven top managers and two subordinates of its owner at the time, Ihor Kolomoisky, according to a copy of its 2016 loan book reviewed by a reporter for OCCRP. Subsequently, in December 2016, the bank was nationalized after the government found that it was severely undercapitalized, threatening the country’s financial system.

Ukraine | Ukrainian Nazis continue offensive… in the streets, courts and legislations

On June 1 Kiev’s city council has renamed one of the city’s major streets after Roman Shukhevich, a Ukrainian nationalist and Nazi officer who was commander of a radical militia responsible for mass murdering Jews and Poles during the World War II.

The decision was taken with 69 legislators voting in favor. An attempt to push the renaming through the same council failed last December, when it won only 41 votes. This time, the bill’s sponsors managed to collect the 61-vote benchmark needed to pass the draft into law.

Ukraine | Oppositional politician has been arrested in Ukraine

A 73 y.o. leader of the “Union of Left Forces” (socialists) Ivan Bondarchuk was arrested on May 19 and accused of “high treason” for preparing a protest rally against Poroshenko’s policy. He is threatened with 15 years of imprisonment. Ivan Bondarchuk is a deputy head of the Union of Left Forces and the head of the Vinnytsia regional organization of the party.
The head of the “Union of Left Forces” Vasily Volga said that the special services accuse Bondarchuk of preparing a protest rally against president Poroshenko. According to Volga, Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman personally lead the persecution of an objectionable oppositionist.
“Ivan Nikolayevich is one of the most honest and decent people I’ve ever met in my life. This person is infinitely keen on Ukraine and, especially strongly, in his Vinnitsa region.” He personally knows both Poroshenko and Groysman and names them the gravediggers of Ukraine – Poroshenko “Today, these two “figures”, – Volga continues, – each of whom is personally acquainted with Ivan Nikolayevich, personally direct the massacre of him.”
According to Vasily Volga, the arrest of his associate is the revenge of the Kiev regime for the mass celebration of May 9 in Ukraine. The victory in the Great Patriotic War is celebrated on that day. This is the most popular and favorite holiday in Ukraine. However, the Kiev regime is trying to ban it.
A special cynicism of Bondarchuk’s arrest is added by the circumstance that it happened on the eve of the “day of remembrance of victims of political repressions”, when all Ukrainian propaganda pours crocodile tears over “victims of communist totalitarianism”.

Ukraine | Symbols of the 1st Galician SS Division are not considered to be Nazi symbols in Ukraine

Symbols of the 1st Galician SS Division do not fall under the law banning Communist and Nazi propaganda, according to Vladimir Vyatrovich, the Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory (UINM) on May 18. This statement was an official response to a request by Strana.ua, an independent Ukrainian online newspaper.

Ukraine | Lviv student was sentenced to 2.5 years for quotes from Lenin in Facebook

The court also decided to destroy the “Capital” by Karl Marx as an instrument of crime

The Ukrainian court sentenced a third-year student of the University of Lviv to 2.5 years in prison with a one-year delay for placing Lenin’s citations on social networks.

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