By Halya Coynash of Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group From left Aiden Aslin, Brahim Saadoun and Shaun Pinner Photo from the proxy Donetsk ’republic’ The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is calling for the release of the three soldiers being held hostage by the Russian forces in Donetsk. On Saturday 25 June 12:00 we have a protest … Continue reading ‘Death sentences’ of British & Moroccan POWs in occupied Donbas show clearly why Russia must be driven out of all of Ukraine
Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group From left clockwise Hryhory Sinchenko, Yuri Shapovalov, Bohdan Kovalchuk, Bohdan Maksymenko, Pavlo Podvezko, Olena Fedoruk, Valery Matyushenko, Oleg Shevandin, Olena Pyekh, Marina Yurchak By ‘recognizing’ its proxy republics in Donbas and openly invading Ukrainian territory, Russia has unilaterally withdrawn from the Minsk Agreement. Since Russia had long used … Continue reading Russia kills Minsk Agreement, with lives of over 300 Ukrainian hostages and POWs in danger
Detaining one of the Crimean Tatars who came to seek the whereabouts of Nariman Dzhelyal and four other men who had disappeared after being taken away by the FSB Photo Crimean Solidarity By Halya Coynash of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group “What is fear? It is when you are afraid every day that your … Continue reading Crimean Tatars face raids and arrests under Russian occupation
Halya Coynash , republished from Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group On 21 April Ukraine voted in fair and democratic elections to elect a new President, ousting the current President Petro Poroshenko. President-Elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy appears to have received a record number of votes, although what almost three quarters of the population voted for remains largely … Continue reading President-Elect Zelenskiy and Multiple Questions Still Unanswered
In a new dangerous turn 600 members of a new self-proclaimed ‘National Guard’ marched through the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on 28 January. Comprised of ex-members of the far right AZOV battalion the new National Guard declared its aim is to keep order on the streets and preserve a ‘Ukrainian Order’.
Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Xenophobic statements just issued by members of the Azov Regiment can only compound mounting concern over reported collaboration between police and Azov Civic Corps activists in the Kyiv oblast. They are especially chilling in the light of plans announced by Ilya Kiva, the newly appointed head of the police … Continue reading Human Rights body demands no Police collaboration with Azov xenophobes