The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld the 22.5 and 20 year sentences imposed on the two Ukrainians despite testimony extracted under torture being retracted.
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Introduction The early presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine that took place in May and October 2014, respectively proved to be disastrous for the Ukrainian parties of the political far right. Oleh Tyahnybok, the leader of Svoboda, the All-Ukrainian Union Freedom party, obtained 1.16% of the vote in the presidential election, while his party secured […]
Ukraine’s Svoboda party is a right-win, anti-communist, nationalist party led by Oleh Tyahnybok. The party is in direct opposition to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, but it has also been criticized as being ultra-nationalistic, or even xenophobic. It is just one of the parties vying for support from the anti-Yanukovych protesters in the streets of Ukraine. […]
The draconian laws the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada passed by a show of hands on January 16 were intended to quash the Euromaidan movement. Instead, the action ignited a furious backlash among pro-European Ukrainians: tens of thousands of protesters braved the cold on Kiev’s Independence Square on Sunday, in intentional violation of the new legislation. Fighting […]