As Russia held a classical concert to celebrate their capture of Palmyra, at least 30 civilians were killed, either by Syrian or Russian air force jets, at a refugee camp near the Turkish border.
Staunton, December 21 – Many observers assume that those who fled the Donbass to the Russian Federation did so because they were pro-Russian while those who fled in the opposite direction into other parts of Ukraine were pro-Ukrainian, Maksim Bushkevich says. But in fact the calculations of those who fled the fighting were far more […]
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Kiev — During a midnight cab-ride, the taxi driver tells me: “No, no, I’m not a Kievyanin. ’I’m from Donetsk. Back home I was a manager, small company, we sold and installed air-conditioning.” The chauffeur tells a sad tale that is heard all over Kiev currently, but he is one of the lucky ones. Despite […]
The exaggeration of refugee numbers persists by the Russian government and state propaganda outlets, which is unfortunate because the debate about the authenticity of the numbers and lack of access to the region by credible independent humanitarian organizations mean that those refugees who do exist are not getting sufficient attention. The Kremlin’s lead propaganda outlet […]
Updated Daily. The Russian government’s numbers of “110,000” refugees from the armed conflict in Ukraine are clearly exaggerated, even if there are likely at least tens of thousands, but with reporters barred from the area and towns under declared states of emergency, it’s difficult to get the real story. The US government has added Chechen […]
Staunton, May 5 – Despite his promotion of himself as “the ingatherer of the Russian lands” and “the defender of ethnic Russians” wherever they live, Vladimir Putin has failed to live up to his frequent promises to help the 100,000 ethnic Russians who fled Chechnya during the conflict and have not been able to return, […]