Monthly Archives: May 2016

Chief Rabbi of Ukraine: The world must not ignore the suffering of the Crimean Tatars the way it once ignored ours

Our cry must be heard, so that the horror of the past is not repeated here and now. Our words must ring out because the world is now silent about the fate of the Crimean Tatars.  This was the message on May 18 from Yaakov Dov Bleich, Chief Rabbi of Ukraine speaking at the remembrance […]

Russia’s Conveyor Belt of Repression in Occupied Crimea

There is no evidence of any terrorist activities in Crimea, yet Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and 3 other opponents of annexation are serving huge sentences for supposed terrorism, and the number of such convictions is likely to increase with the trial this week of four Crimean Muslims and an ever-increasing number of new arrests.  Nuri […]

Russian Secret Police terrorizes Crimean Tatar school students in Crimea

  Halya Coynash They look for ‘dissidents’ early in Russian-occupied Crimea.  On May 27, the day before an exam, FSB officers turned up at a school in Feodosia to grill Crimean Tatar 9th grade students on possible ‘incorrect’ thinking. School No. 15 in the village of Blyzhnye near Feodosia is a Russian-language school, but there […]

Unions Appeal to Parliament Against Austerity

FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS OF UKRAINE To the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine To the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine To the associations of employers To the business associations On social protection of the population in face of rising prices and tariffs On 04/27/2016, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted the Decree No. 315 ‘On Amendments to […]

In Occupied Crimea Repressions of the Tatars continue unabated

The Tatars are the Palestinians Of Europe Exclusive interview by Ukrainian social activist Ilmi Umerov with Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis (Tatar self-governing councils) Ilmi Umerov told about a new phase of Russian repressions against the Crimean Tatars: dozens of people are missing, some of them were found dead. May 18 is Day of Remembrance […]

Kolchenko Speaks from Putin’s Prison!

Kolchenko: fight for Ukraine without slaves and without masters Life in the Russian prison: Ukrainian activist Kolchenko unveiled the details of his life behind the bars of Kopeysk penal colony on the eve of the second anniversary of his detention. On 16 May, it was two years to the day since Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko […]


Free “Crimean hostages” – Sentsov, Kolchenko, Afanasyev The Show Trial On 19 August 2015, the North Caucasus Military District Court of the Russian Federation in Rostov-on-Don delivered its verdict in the trial of the so-called “Crimean terrorists”, activists Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko, accused of creating a terrorist organization (a Right Sector cell), preparing and […]