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Savchenko free, Russians furious and confused  

Nadiya Savchenko showing middle finger in a Russian court during her last speech on 9 March 2016. Photo: YouTube screenshot

Nadiya Savchenko showing middle finger in a Russian court during her last speech on 9 March 2016. Photo: YouTube screenshot 

As Nadiya Savchenko gloriously returned to Ukraine, Russians witnessed yet another new turn of Kiselyov-style discrepancy. Once labeled as a murderer and convicted by a fabricated case, Savchenko was now pardoned by Vladimir Putin and safely returned home. This new episode leaves many Russians furious, insulted, and confused. Continue reading

#LetMyPeopleGo: free Ukrainian political hostages illegally jailed in Russia

T-shirts in support of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held in Russia. Designed by Braty DesignT-shirts in support of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held in Russia. Designed by Braty Design 

2015/05/29 • ANALYSIS & OPINION, FEATURED

Over 10 Ukrainian citizens are political prisoners in Russia, facing up to 20 years of jail over trumped-up charges, sometimes for the sole reason of being Ukrainian. Some of them, according to human rights activists, were simply kidnapped. In order to raise awareness about their imprisonment, the Ukrainian organizations EuromaidanSOS and the Center for Civil Liberties, are launching the campaign #LetMyPeopleGo. Its purpose is to spread information about citizens of Ukraine who are illegally kept captive in Russia, as well as citizens of other countries imprisoned in Russia for political reasons, for supporting Ukraine, and public demonstrations against Russian aggression in Ukraine. Continue reading