Fear and Trembling in Donbas

By Lesia Hanzha, exclusively for Ukrainska Pravda

I’m a girl, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I was scared while in Donbas. But it weren’t the bullets I feared the most.

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The EU Noticed Kadirov’s Men in Ukraine, However Now Is The Time for Gas Talks Instead of Sanctions

Brussels – The EU expects Russia to further remove its army from the border with Ukraine, to begin cooperation with the newly-elected President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and to use its influence on the separatists in the eastern regions of Ukraine for the de-escalation of the conflict. This message was put into a statement regarding Ukraine by the heads of states and governments of the European Union, affirmed at the informal summit in Brussels on May 27th. This is the first meeting on the highest level in the EU after the elections to the European Parliament and the presidential elections in Ukraine.

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On Truth and Iniquity: Results of proceedings in the case against Mykhaylo Havryliuk’s abusers

Today the Pechersk District Court heard  two cases regarding abuse of power and office by internal military officers D.V. Kravets and L.V. Lomonos who,  in performance of their duties, committed unlawful acts degrading human dignity and committed violence and torture against Mykhaylo Havryliuk during the events of Euromaidan. The case resonated widely after a video of the brutal treatment of Havryliuk was made public.

Both court hearings ended with the approval of settlement agreements, a one year probation period with a prohibition against engaging in law enforcement activities, and an obligation to apologize to the victim in writing.

Reading between lines, the case materials reveal an impressive ability to forgive.

Source: Ozon/Озон – громадське спостереження’s Facebook

Translated by Svitlana Gusak, edited by Robin Rohrback

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Seven Killers of Euromaidan Protesters Have Been Arrested, Others Hiding in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

The identities of 46 killers of Heaven’s Hundred heroes have been established. On Saturday, May 17, more than 70 families of killed Euromaidan protesters had demanded a meeting with the authorities and a report from the law enforcement agencies on the results of the investigation, as reported by TSN.

On May 20, the police and prosecutors reported at a closed meeting to the relatives of the deceased that seven culprits have been arrested and the rest are wanted. In most cases, they are former Berkut officers. Many of them are hiding in the Crimea and in Eastern Ukraine. Deputy Prime Minister Vitaliy Yarema said that by the end of the week families will receive the state financial assistance that was promised three months ago and apologized for the lack of communication. He vowed to hold such meetings on a regular basis; the next will be held in a month. Relatives of those killed on Maidan say that they do not need money or benefits. It is important for them to know who killed protesters on Maidan and who gave the orders.

Source: tsn.ua, translated by Alya Shandra

Terrorists Brutally Gun Down Married Couple, Priest in Eastern Ukraine

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine reports that Luhansk oblast prosecution offices are conducting investigation in connection with a criminal proceeding over the violent murder of a married couple in front of their underage daughter. Information on this criminal event has been filed with the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations, with charges under Article 115 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (intentional homicide of two or more persons perpetrated by a group acting in prior conspiracy).   

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“Alpha”: Our snipers were sent to government buildings

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 19:54

The head of the Ministry of the Interior’s Alpha special forces troops admits that its snipers were sent to the Presidential Administration building, and then to the Cabinet of Ministers building. Volodymyr Chovhaniuk, the head of Alpham discussed the issue at a meeting of the temporary parliamentary commission investigating the shooting of people on Maidan, reports LIGABusinessInform.

Answering the question whether there were snipers deployed on February 20, he said: “On February 20, the Head of the Center received the command to send people to the Administration of the President to protect … I was not present in the AP or in the building of the Cabinet of Ministers. We sent 100 people sent there, including snipers,” he said. Continue reading

Alpha ex-chief claims protesters lit Trade Union’s House

profSaturday, April 12, 2014, 09:54

The ex-chief of the Alpha Special Forces of the Secret Service of Ukraineh Volodymyr Chovhanyuk asserted that the Trade Union’s House was set on fire by the protesters. He made this claim at the meeting of the Verkhovna Rada Interim Committee of Inquiry into the Mass-shooting of the People, LIGABusinessinform reported. According to his account, when the Special Forces entered the Trade Union’s House one of the group opened negotiations with the activists. Continue reading