Sentsov detained, tortured in Crimea: Media

In Crimea, prior to being sent to jail in Moscow, detained film director Oleg Sentsov was beaten, strangled, and threatened with rape by representatives of the Federal Security Service of Russia (FSB), reports TSN.

Sentsov’s Moscow lawyer, Dmitriy Dinze, said the severe beatings delayed Oleg’s transfer from Simferopol to Moscow, as they waited for his wounds to heal.

The filmmaker, who has been in a Moscow prison for more than a week, has written a statement on the crimes committed against him. “They put a black plastic bag on him, and they strangled him with it until he was barely conscious. Then he was beaten on his back. They took his pants and undershorts off and beat him with a bat and threatened him with sexual violence. This continued for about three hours,” the lawyer said, describing the details of Sentsov’s torture. Continue reading


Ukraine demands meeting with film director detained in Russia


Film director Oleh Sentsov

Ukraine’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs delivered a note to the Russian chargé d’affaires demanding that a  meeting be arranged with the film director Oleh Sentsov, who has been detained by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. Continue reading

Russian FSB Calls Ukrainian Film Director a “Right Sector Terrorist”

Oleh Sentsov

Oleh Sentsov

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has declared Oleh Sentsov, the Ukrainian film director that has been detained in Crimea, a “Right Sector terrorist”. This information was published on FSB’s official site.

The Russian FSB called Sentsov along with three other detainees (S. Afanasiev, A. Chyrniy, A. Kolchenko) a “subversive terrorist group” and accused them of preparing terrorist attacks in “Simferopol, Yalta and Sevastopol, and, following that, planning to destroy strategic objects like railroad bridges and power lines”. Continue reading

30% of Ukrainian SBU officers were Russian FSB and GRU agents

As confirmed by the Razumkov Centre’s Mykola Sungurovskiy, the previously quoted information on the mass recruitment of Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) officers by Russia corresponds to reality.

guyAbout 30 percent of the personnel of the Security Service of Ukraine were agents of the Russian Security Service (FSB) and Russian Military Intelligence Agency (GRU), said Mykola Sungurovskiy, the director of military programs at the Ukrainian Centre for Economic and Political Studies, named after Oleksandr Razumkov. He made this statement during an broadcast.  Continue reading

Nalyvaichenko suspects FSB in Kyiv massacres

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According to the head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Nalyvaichenko, there is reason to believe that Russia’s FSB was involved in the mass killings in Kyiv. He spoke about this at a news conference on Thursday.

According to Nalyvajchenko, after 20 December 2013, 26 FSB of the Russian Federation were at the SSU’s firing range of SSU, and in mid-January 2014 there were six people. Continue reading

Ukraine suspects Russian involvement in mass killings

Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, head of the Security Service of Ukraine

The head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Valentyn Nalyvaychenko, says there are indications that the Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) was involved in the mass killings in Kyiv. He announced his findings during a press conference on Thursday, April 4, reports Ukrainska Pravda.

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