• Teenaged girl snipers are in the ranks of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine

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

    At a recent meeting with Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of the self-proclaimed LPR, Alexandra Soroka reported about the direct involvement of a fifteen-year-old girl sniper in the fighting against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    "A fifteen-year-old girl sniper was killed. When she was still alive, she decided to take her father's name. Her mother left for Ukraine," Soroka said during the meeting.

    On September 10, 2016, the …

  • Ukrainian authorities lack the commitment and resolve to indict former government officials who contributed to the start of the war

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

    On July 30, 2016, the former head of the Party of Regions faction, Oleksandr Yefremov was detained at Boryspil airport on suspicions of infringing on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.

    According to the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko, Yefremov is charged with embezzling Luhanskvuhillya company property, committing intentional actions that aimed to change the borders of Ukraine, violating the Constitution, …

  • Russian political scientist: Trump ‘has driven Russia into a corner’

    The new American president is “effectively putting TNT under foundation of the Russian system”, causing disappointment in the Kremlin circles, writes political scientist Lilia Shevtsova in her article published on Echo of Moscow web site, while commenting on the decision of US President Donald Trump to carry out a missile strike on the Syrian airbase, and to drop the ten-ton “mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan.  

    According to her, “Trump has violated the Russian monopoly on unpredictability,” …

  • 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 …