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    BRAMA has chosen to take a proactive stance vis-a-vis select issues that face Ukraine today. This site has long been devoted to the issues surrounding the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster. More recently, a situation exacerbated by the deteriorating economic conditions in Ukraine has been brought to light -- the trafficking of young Ukrainian women in sexual slavery. We dedicate this section to the young women of Ukraine in the hopes that information found here will help alter the paths taken by those who innocently, or without a full understanding of the realities of the situation, are drawn into criminally driven servitude.

  • What now? Donbas and Ukraine with the ‘special status law’ (KHPG) 09/17/2014
  • Remembering Georgy Gongadze and other slain journalists (KHPG) 09/17/2014
  • Armed offensive against Crimean Tatar Mejlis (KHPG) 09/17/2014

  • Russian Occupation Further Tightens the Noose around Crimean Tatars (Window on Eurasia) 09/16/2014
  • Russia plans fast-track removal of Ukrainian refugees to Siberia (KHPG) 09/16/2014
  • OSCE Project Co-ordinator, Canada launch multi-year project to help Ukraine improve protection of human rights by courts (OSCE) 09/16/2014
  • Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild [Novosvitlivka] (Yahoo/AP) 09/16/2014
  • Armed men rip Ukrainian flag off Mejlis building (KHPG) 09/16/2014
  • Official: Nearly 40 thousand refugees have returned to Donbas (KHPG) 09/16/2014
  • Tortured by Kremlin-backed militants (KHPG) 09/16/2014
  • Seizure of Donetsk University – an attempt to destroy the future of Donbas (KHPG) 09/16/2014

  • Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city [Luhansk] (Yahoo/AP) 09/15/2014
  • 60 Years Ago, Moscow Tested a Nuclear Weapon on Its Own Citizens (Window on Eurasia) 09/15/2014

  • Five journalists not on the list of Kremlin-backed militants’ hostages (KHPG) 09/13/2014

  • OSCE Representative urges authorities in Ukraine to respect media after raid on Vesti newspaper (OSCE) 09/12/2014
  • OSCE PA President urges zero impunity for violations in Ukraine; meets Turchynov, Brasseur at Oslo conference (OSCEPA) 09/12/2014
  • Russia claims release of Savchenko and Sentsov not part of Minsk deal (KHPG) 09/12/2014
  • Open letter to Amnesty International regarding coverage of the Ukraine-Russia conflict (Euromaidan Press) 09/12/2014
  • Involve women in politics and peace efforts in Ukraine, urges OSCE Senior Gender Adviser on Kyiv visit (OSCE) 09/12/2014
  • Russian Rocker's Concerts Cancelled After Ukraine Tour [Andrei Makarevich] (RFE/RL) 09/12/2014
  • Shooting down of MH17 'most likely' scenario (Yahoo/AP) 09/12/2014
  • UN begins food aid to Ukraine's war-torn east (Yahoo/AFP) 09/12/2014
  • Luhansk still without electricity, water and gas supply (Ukrinform) 09/12/2014
  • Special Report: Moscow stifles dissent as soldiers return in coffins (Reuters) 09/12/2014

  • Self-Exiled Blogger: 'Crimea Is A Big Prison' (RFE/RL) 09/11/2014
  • Propaganda Army Speaks Fluent Kremlin (Kyiv Post) 09/11/2014
  • Dugin’s Eurasian Union disciple creates Potemkin “Tatar” militant division (KHPG) 09/11/2014

  • Russia to boost nuclear, space defence forces against US (Yahoo/AFP) 09/10/2014
  • Lured Back by a Cease-Fire in Ukraine, but Not Feeling at Home Yet (The New York Times) 09/10/2014
  • A Torture Survivor on Ukraine’s Tortured Ceasefire (The Daily Beast) 09/10/2014
  • Ukrainian Villages Torn Apart by Violence After MH17 Crash (The Wall Street Journal) 09/10/2014
  • Liza Bohutska driven from Crimea after detention (KHPG) 09/10/2014
  • Another Crimean school searched for ‘prohibited literature’ (KHPG) 09/10/2014
  • Mass graves discovered near Luhansk airport [Militant-terrorists buried their accomplices] (Ukrinform) 09/10/2014
  • Russian minister says Ukraine responsible for Malaysian jet - Interfax (Yahoo/Reuters) 09/10/2014
  • How not to fall victim to Russia fakes? [Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty] (Euromaidan Press) 09/10/2014
  • Russian Defense Minister Points Finger at Ukraine for Deadly MH17 Crash (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 09/10/2014
  • Ukraine's Security Chief Says Savchenko, Sentsov On Prisoner-Exchange List (RFE/RL) 09/10/2014
  • Ukraine 'bears full responsibility' for MH17 crash, Russia says (Yahoo/AFP) 09/10/2014
  • Amnesty says evidence both sides committed war crimes in Ukraine (Yahoo/Reuters) 09/10/2014
  • OMON Troops Bulldoze Roma Community in Perm (Window on Eurasia) 09/10/2014

  • Report on MH17 crash consistent with Ukraine's theories on Buk missile hit (Kyiv Post) 09/09/2014
  • Insight - Putin plays cat and mouse with Russian online critics (Reuters) 09/09/2014
  • Russia and the Menace of Unreality. By PETER POMERANTSEV (The Atlantic) 09/09/2014
  • Ukraine Town Bears Scars of Russian Offensive That Turned Tide in Conflict (The New York Times) 09/09/2014
  • ‘No Regions, No Problems’ – Putin Downgrades Regional and Ethnic Issues (Window on Eurasia) 09/09/2014
  • Wreckage scattered in Ukraine as inquiry released (Yahoo/AP) 09/09/2014
  • Malaysian Jet Over Ukraine Was Downed by 'High-Energy Objects,' Dutch Investigators Say (The New York Times) 09/09/2014
  • Defense Ministry: Ukrainian military tortured before they were killed (Ukrinform) 09/09/2014
  • Ukraine Air-Crash Probe Points to Missile Bringing Down MH17 (Yahoo/Bloomberg) 09/09/2014
  • Crimean activist Lisa Bohutska detained (KHPG) 09/09/2014
  • EU-endorsed propaganda for Kremlin proxies (KHPG) 09/09/2014
  • Malaysia - Dutch report suggests MH-17 shot down from ground (Yahoo/Reuters) 09/09/2014
  • Ukraine Liveblog Day 204: Dutch Safety Board Publish MH17 Preliminary Findings (The Interpreter) 09/09/2014
  • Russians controlled Buk missile system that downed MH17 - eyewitnesses (Ukrinform) 09/09/2014
  • Ukraine death toll edges up despite ceasefire, more POWs freed (Yahoo/Reuters) 09/09/2014
  • Report leaves 'strong suspicion' missile downed MH17 - Malaysian PM (Yahoo/Reuters) 09/09/2014
  • Malaysia: Dutch report suggests MH-17 shot down from ground (Yahoo/Reuters) 09/09/2014
  • Pro-Russian separatists say cannot strike passenger aircraft - Interfax (Yahoo/Reuters) 09/09/2014
  • Flight 17 wreckage still lying in Ukraine (Yahoo/AP) 09/09/2014
  • Flight MH17 hit by numerous 'high energy objects': report (Yahoo/AFP) 09/09/2014
  • Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 likely downed by outside impacts (Yahoo/AP) 09/09/2014
  • Profiles: Russians Who Dare To Protest Ukraine War (RFE/RL) 09/09/2014
  • Amnesty International accuses Russians of fueling separatist crimes (Ukrainian Journal) 09/09/2014
  • OSCE Representative condemns continued intimidation of free voices in Crimea (OSCE) 09/09/2014

  • Op-ed: Ukrainian Refugees to Repopulate Siberia (The Moscow Times) 09/08/2014
  • Polish Restaurateur Refuses to Serve Russians Who Support Putin (The Moscow Times) 09/08/2014
  • Ukraine must stop ongoing abuses and war crimes by pro-Ukrainian volunteer forces (Amnesty International) 09/08/2014
  • It's Time to Stop Putin's Nuclear Arms Buildup. Ukraine isn’t the only place where the White House is letting a belligerent Russia off the hook. (Foreign Policy) 09/08/2014
  • Ukraine conflict death toll tops 3,000 if MH17 crash included - U.N. (Yahoo/Reuters) 09/08/2014
  • Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement (KHPG) 09/08/2014
  • Moscow Engaging in Ethnic Cleansing in Crimea, Latvian Foreign Minister Says (Window on Eurasia) 09/08/2014

  • Facebook removes graphic photo of Ukrainian soldier only after complaints (Kyiv Post) 09/07/2014
  • Amnesty International: 'All sides in this conflict have shown disregard for civilian lives' (Kyiv Post) 09/07/2014
  • Amnesty accuses Ukraine rivals of war crimes (Yahoo/AFP) 09/07/2014
  • Ukraine: Mounting evidence of war crimes and Russian involvement (Amnesty International) 09/07/2014

  • Moscow Must Disband Crimean Tatar Mejlis or Face Disaster Across Russia, Milli Firka Activist Says (Window on Eurasia) 09/06/2014
  • Russians Tell Jokes about Only a Few Ethnic Groups, Study Finds (Window on Eurasia) 09/06/2014

  • The Story of Andrey Panasyuk, Ukrainian POW, Last Filmed by Killed Russian State Reporter (The Interpreter) 09/05/2014
  • Stop targeting journalists, urges OSCE Representative following repeated abduction cases in eastern Ukraine (OSCE) 09/05/2014
  • Crimean children prevented from studying in their native language (KHPG) 09/05/2014
  • First reports on Pro-Kremlin TV of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine (KHPG) 09/05/2014
  • Ukrainian Protesters Hold Mock Funeral With Putin Effigy (VIDEO) (RFE/RL) 09/05/2014

  • Russia Resettles Refugees From War-Torn Eastern Ukraine (The New York Times) 09/04/2014
  • Russia Said To Be Creating Citizen Patrols To Prevent Another 'Maidan' (RFE/RL) 09/04/2014
  • Shellshocked Ukrainians Flee to New Lives in Russia (The New York Times) 09/04/2014
  • Chubarov: FSB removes book about Mustafa Dzhemiliev from sale (KHPG) 09/04/2014
  • Moscow Confines Ukrainian Officer in Notorious Serbsky Institute [Nadiya Savchenko] (Window on Eurasia) 09/04/2014
  • Crimean opponents of United Russia party prevented from running in elections (KHPG) 09/04/2014
  • UHHRU appeal to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon [Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union] (KHPG) 09/04/2014
  • No to punitive psychiatry against Nadiya Savchenko! (KHPG) 09/04/2014

  • Russian Photographer In Ukraine's Fate Still Unclear, Despite Cryptic 'RIP' Tweet (RFE/RL) 09/03/2014
  • Rights activist reports on Ukraine’s Jews (NJJN) 09/03/2014
  • Russia Planning Major Nuclear Military Exercises (The Moscow Times/Reuters) 09/03/2014
  • Australia bans uranium to Russia over Ukraine (News Republic/AAP) 09/03/2014
  • OSCE Representative appalled by death of Russian photographer in eastern Ukraine, calls for all killings and attacks on journalists to be investigated (OSCE) 09/03/2014
  • Russian photojournalist Stenin missing in Ukraine is confirmed dead (Yahoo/AFP) 09/03/2014

  • Misery in Ukraine as deadly conflict drives civilians from homes (CNN) 09/02/2014
  • Irina Dovgan tells of public abuse at hands of pro-Moscow separatists (KHPG) 09/02/2014
  • Russia’s Ilovaisk Treachery (KHPG) 09/02/2014
  • With rebels at the door, Ukrainian children start school (Yahoo/AFP) 09/02/2014
  • More than 1 million Ukrainians displaced by conflict: UNHCR (Yahoo/Reuters) 09/02/2014
  • Crimea Chief Says Gays Not Needed (RFE/RL) 09/02/2014
  • Journalist covering siege of Ilovaisk taken prisoner (KHPG) 09/02/2014

  • Ukrainian Woman Tells Of Public Abuse At Hands Of Pro-Moscow Separatists (RFE/RL) 09/01/2014
  • Battle-hit Ukraine village picks up the pieces (Yahoo/AP) 09/01/2014
  • Victim of torture in Donetsk: 'I begged to be shot' (Kyiv Post) 09/01/2014
  • Russia’s Geopolitical Prisoners (KHPG) 09/01/2014
  • Crimea seizes Ukraine oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky's hotel (BBC) 09/01/2014
  • Shenderovich: “The war against Ukraine is a disgrace and a crime” (KHPG) 09/01/2014



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