5 years after russias illegal annexation of crimea brave activists like maria tomak work to expose human right
5 years after Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, brave activists like Maria Tomak work to expose human rights abuses such as illegal detention, kidnappings & torture in Crimea & Donbas#CrimeaIsUkraine
amb volker and i met today to discuss ukraine negotiations and agreed that president zelenskyys election creat
Amb Volker and I met today to discuss Ukraine negotiations and agreed that President Zelenskyy’s election creates new opportunity to push for peace in Donbas – a key step to improving U.S.-Russia relations – but it’s critical that Russia do its part and engage seriously.
this is a lengthy thread but the situation is serious clashes between russian and ukrainian naval vessels toda
This is a lengthy thread but the situation is serious: Clashes between Russian and Ukrainian naval vessels today is unprecedented, and it officially marks a new front, as well as the most serious escalation in the ongoing conflict in Donbas in over a year.
Polls are now open from the war-torn Donbas to the rolling Carpathians. If polls are accurate—and they have been all election cycle—in 12 hours Ukraine could elect comedian and political novice Volodymyr Zelenskiy to be its sixth president.
the irony for the kremlin is that ukraine would likely not have been granted an independent orthodox church wi
The irony for the Kremlin is that Ukraine would likely not have been granted an independent Orthodox church without Putin's annexation of Crimea and war in the eastern Donbas. Autocephaly a blow to Moscow, a win for Kyiv.
heres kyiv passazhirskiy train station last time i was here was with and when we took the overnight train to d
Here’s Kyiv Passazhirskiy train station. Last time I was here was with @ChrisLawSNP @nealrstewart @DougChapmanSNP @alexrbchn and @svitlanaza when we took the overnight train to Donbas. The arrival and departure board shows why Ukraine is known as the ‘gates of Europe’ 🚞 🇺🇦
nothing really will change if we alter our behavior its complete nonsense that were occupying the donbas to ma
“Nothing really will change if we alter our behavior. It’s complete nonsense that we’re occupying the Donbas. To maintain our position under the sun we have to stay strong. We’ve actually grown stronger as a result of the restrictive measures [sanctions].” #PutinDirectLine
russia has a new law banning soldiers from social media posts while on the job and no wonder among smoking gun
Russia has a new law banning soldiers from social media posts while on the job-and no wonder. Among smoking guns revealed today by #MH17 investigators, was online chat between Rus capt + girlfriend when he admitted BUK missile crew went in direction of Donbas + shoot down zone.
our exclusive interview with when you meet putin for the first time what will you tell him zelensky let us sta
Our exclusive interview with @ZelenskyyUa - When you meet Putin for the first time, what will you tell him? Zelensky: "Let us start from the point that the Donbas and Crimea are Ukraine." @JulianRoepcke