Abduction of Nariman Dzhelyalov: Another crime of Russian invaders challenging Crimea Platform participants

First Deputy Head of Crimean Tatars’ Mejlis, Nariman Dzhelyalov, who earlier took part in the Crimea Platform inaugural summit, was abducted by Russian invaders in the occupied Crimea. Not detained but, namely, abducted! Yet another crime in the line of many… Of course, everyone expected some response to the Crimea Platform on the part of […]

New Wave of Repressions in the Crimea

During the first days of September, Russian executioners abducted several Crimean Tatar activists from different parts of the peninsula. In particular, after “searches” at the places of their residence, Aziz Akhtemov and Nariman Jelal from Pervomaisky (Djurchi), Asan Akhtemov and Eldar Osmanov from Simferopol and Shevket Useinov from Yevpatoria were imprisoned. Relatives and their representatives […]

Zelensky’s U.S. visit under information blow of Kremlin minions

Even before Volodymyr Zelenskyy set foot on American soil on his first visit to the country since Joe Biden took office, a dirty campaign, outrageous in its absurdity, was launched against him and Ukraine as a whole. Moreover, it’s no surprise that the effort kicked off by an American “expert”, who had long been spotted […]

Belarus closes journalist organization, continuing crackdown

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus has ordered the closure of the country’s largest independent journalists’ organization, the latest move by authorities to suppress critical reporting in a yearlong crackdown on dissent. Friday’s order by the country’s supreme court to liquidate the Belarusian Association of Journalists follows the jailing of some 30 journalists, raids on newspaper […]

Ukraine leader stresses NATO, EU ties on independence day

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president on Tuesday urged closer ties between the ex-Soviet nation and NATO and the European Union in a speech marking the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.  Ukraine celebrated its independence day on Tuesday with a military parade and massive festivities in the capital Kyiv. Opening the parade, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy […]

‘Imbecilic’: Ex-UK leader Tony Blair slams Afghan withdrawal

LONDON (AP) — Tony Blair, the British prime minister who deployed troops to Afghanistan 20 years ago after the 9/11 attacks, says the U.S. decision to withdraw from the country has “every Jihadist group round the world cheering.” In a lengthy essay posted on his website late Saturday, the former Labour Party leader said the sudden and […]

Crimean Tatars bemoan their plight as Ukraine hosts summit

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Erfan Kudusov fled Crimea with his wife and four children after Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula in 2014, along with many other Crimean Tatars who resented Moscow’s rule. For Kudusov and others in Crimea, the Russian takeover evoked tragic family memories of the 1944 mass deportation of Crimean Tatars […]