WHO ARE THE MEN BEHIND THE MASKS?

Russian troopsIt’s hard to fathom that groups of armed men in masks suddenly sprang forward from the population in eastern Ukraine and systematically began to occupy government facilities.  It’s hard to fathom because it’s simply not true.  What is happening in eastern Ukraine is a military operation that is well planned and organized and we assess that it is being carried out at the direction of Russia.            Continue reading

Memory Eternal to another Hero of Ukraine

Gennady BilichenkoMemory Eternal to another Hero of Ukraine laid to rest today after being killed by Russian terrorists this week – Gennady Bilichenko.

Special Officer of SSU “Alpha”, Gennady Bilichenko, was killed by Russian commandos on April 13th. The Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal investigation on charges of terrorism and murder, and these persons will be announced on the international wanted list. Continue reading

Defense Battalion to Fight Russian Saboteurs Created in Donetsk

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Ukrainians of Donetsk created a Defense Battalion to fight Russian saboteurs. “On the basis of the Decree “On Partial Mobilization” by the Acting President of Ukraine and directives of the Minister of Defense of Ukraine to establish the 25th territorial defense battalion of Donetsk region, feeling no support from the government and stating sabotage, betrayal of some employees of the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine, understanding responsibility for my actions in accordance with the Criminal Code of Ukraine, being the UA Navy Captain-Lieutenant in the reserve I take full responsibility for the formation of the 25th territorial defense battalion of Donetsk region”, said the UA Navy Captain-Lieutenant in the reserve Semen Sementchenko. Continue reading

Tatar Guy Beaten for Speaking in Vernacular

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In Crimea a Tatar boy was beaten for speaking his native tongue; the assailants shouted “Crimea is Russia”. You can see Russian fascism afoot. The residents of the Simferopol district Ak-Mechet’ gathered on the occasion of slaughter of 14 years old Crimean Tatar guy who, according to his relatives, was beaten up for talking on the phone in vernacular. The incident occurred on March 31 about 5 pm when the guy was returning home from school. But the general public got to know about that only after the meeting on Wednesday, April 9. Continue reading

Russian Federation Fortifies Northern Crimea Border with Multiple Launch Rocket Systems

UraganThe head of the Crimean media center of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev said that the Russian Federation fortifies the border in the Northern Crimea with Multiple Launch Rocket Systems “Uragan” (“Hurricane”), large caliber artillery and troops. “The border in the Northern Crimea is tightly fortified (by the Russian Armed Forces — Ed.). MRLSes “Uragan” (“Hurricane”), large caliber artillery are drawn up to the north of Crimea. Continue reading

Ukrainian Major Killed by Russian Occupants

Crimea. Russian OccupantsIn the evening of April 6 in Crimea the Russian occupier shot to death the Ukrainian officer who remained true to the oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people. In particular, in Novofedorivka at 23:45 Junior Sergeant of Russian Armed Forces E.S.Zaitsev made two point-blank shots at the Major K. (serviceman of the military unit 1100), who was in his room in the officers hostel and prepared for departure to the mainland. Continue reading

Pro-Russian Organizations and Key Figures Carrying Out Subversive Actions in Crimea

Now that the annexation of Crimea has de facto happened, a lot is said about “green men” and Putin’s policies. This rhetoric often loses the root causes and key individuals and organizations which for years served as Kremlin’s Fifth Column in Crimea. Pro-Russian organizations that were highly active in Crimea and Sevastopol were represented by political parties, non-governmental organizations (NGO), their coalitions (thematic association), as well as various “cultural and educational institutions” and “research societies”.  Continue reading

Release of Ukrainian Officer

Vyacheslav Dem'yanenkoDuring the night of April 3, 2014 after 11 days of captivity in Sevastopol Black Sea Fleet commandant’s office, Vyacheslav Dem’yanenko (UA Navy special purpose military unit commander, Captain 2nd rank) was finally released and taken to the mainland of Ukraine. The officer said that he had been held in complete isolation in solitary confinement; the Russians tried to persuade him to change promising all sorts of material benefits. But Captain 2nd Rank Dem’yanenko being a true officer and a man of honor refused to betray Ukrainian people: “Everyone must act according to one’s heart dictates and my heart is Ukraine and this is why I stay true to myself and Ukrainian people”, said the officer. Continue reading