• Prava Sprava: What went wrong with provocations planned by separatists in LPR

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    Representatives of the so-called Ministry of State Security (MGB) of the LPR released a video of the interrogation of intelligence officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The video shows Ukrainian prisoners, who after being tortured, subjected to psychological pressure, and exposure to psychotropic substances, confessed to committing acts to which they have no relation to whatsoever.

    On the recording, a man who calls himself …

  • Why General Nazarov's case is an issue of principle for those in power in Ukraine

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On March 27th, the Pavlohrad District Court found Major General Viktor Nazarov guilty of professional negligence in the crash of a military transport aircraft near Luhansk in July 2014 that resulted in the deaths of 49 Ukrainian soldiers.

    General-Major Nazarov was sentenced to seven years in prison in accordance with part 3 of Article 425 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – Professional Negligence by a Military Officer which …

  • Missing Ukrainian property was found on the territory of the separatist Luhansk and Donetsk People's republics

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    On March 23, 2017, the press service of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia published a report indicating that as of March 22, 2017, there are 29,375 freight cars, including 5,879 freight cars owned by other Ukrainian companies in the uncontrolled territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In addition, 226 diesel locomotives, 68 electric locomotives, 49 diesel cars, and 94 electric cars owned by Ukrzaliznytsia remain in the uncontrolled …

  • Uncontrolled enclave near the borders of Ukraine: Is it the only way to solve the problem of the Donbas?

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    Despite the fact that the parties to the armed conflict in the Donbas - Ukraine, ORDLO (separatists-held territories), and Russia - recognize the inefficiency of the Minsk Agreements, and the lack of prospects from the beginning, neither party offers another format, knowing perfectly well that it awaits the same fate.

    At the time, the representative of Ukraine to the political subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on the …

  • Destabilizing factor: Why Russia needs the separatist-held territories of eastern Ukraine

    Author: Dmytro Snegiryov, Head of Prava Sprava public initiative.

    Moscow has the return of the separatists controlled territories of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions back to the jurisdiction of Ukraine on its agenda, but only under Russian conditions. Right now Russia does not need a large-scale attack by the separatist troops in the Donbas or the escalation of hostilities.

    The intention of the Russian Federation is to create a zone of a permanent social and military tension within Ukraine by …