• Polish MP: Evidence of Russian war crimes in the Donbas will be handed over to The Hague

    Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Igor Strelkov, leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have been indicted as war criminals in the Polish report to The Hague.

    RBC-Ukraine reports that the evidence of Russian war crimes in Donbas in 2014 will be handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, as Polish Parliamentarian Małgorzata Gosiewska told the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada. Gosiewska is co-author of the report "Russian Crimes in the East of Ukraine."

    "I hope that in the coming …

  • Relatives say Crimean Tatars who were detained in Yalta were taken to the FSB

    On the morning of April 18th, in the village Krasnokamianka (Big Yalta), two local residents were detained - Refat Alimov and Arsen Dzhepparov. They are currently being interrogated by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in Simferopol.

    The relatives of the detainees said this to Krym.Realii, commenting on the situation.

    "At the moment, Refat Alimov’s relatives and I are near the FSB. At this time, we do not understand what is happening or what we should expect," the sister of Arsen …

  • In a framework of the program 'Come Home', more than 50 separatists returned to Ukrainian-held territory from DPR and LPR

    More than 50 people who were members of separatist groups returned to Ukraine from the so-called DPR and LPR as a result of the Security Service of Ukraine’s (SSU) program ‘Come Home’.

    "This program is becoming more successful. Today we can say that more than 50 separatists have returned to Ukrainian territory under the program,” the Chief of Staff of the Head of the SSU, Olexandr Tkachuk, said at a briefing in Kiev on Monday.

    He said that these people went through "a very difficult path of …

  • Ukraine officially dismisses 197 Crimean judges

    The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada has officially dismissed 197 judges of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

    According to the Chairman on Legal Policy and Justice, Ruslan Knyazevich, Parliament approved the decision to dismiss the Crimean judges “who switched sides and violated their oath to the Ukrainian State.”

    Similarly, the Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) recently disclosed the names of 1,391 of its former employees who defected following the Ukrainian Revolution in …

  • Stratfor: Reintegration of the Donbas could drag on for a decade

    Lauren Goodrich, a senior analyst with the American company, Stratfor, and a specialist on Eurasia and the Soviet Union, stated in an interview with Apostrophe that the reintegration process for the occupied territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions could last for many years ahead. According to her, the cessation of hostilities can’t be expected in the near future.

    “I don’t believe that we can expect the cessation of ceasefire violations in the near future because it looks like the …