EU expects Russia to end pressure on Crimean Tatars The EU expects all illegally detained Ukrainians to be released without delay.
22:59, 08 July 2020
FSB detains Ukrainian citizen in Russia-occupied Crimea He is accused of inciting hatred.
22:57, 10 June 2020
RFE/RL: Crimean court jails Jehovah's Witness for six years for 'extremist' activity Gerasimov is the second Jehovah's Witness to be sentenced in Crimea, and the 30th Jehovah's Witness convicted in Russia and Crimea since 2017.
10:40, 05 June 2020
U.S. Embassy in Kyiv disturbed by reports on detention of Ukrainian military near Crimea The U.S. side calls on Russia to cease its unlawful occupation of Crimea.
15:31, 03 June 2020
Russia's FSB confirms detention of Ukrainian serviceman close to Crimea border He is accused of "illegal border crossing."
13:54, 02 June 2020
RFE/RL: Russian court rejects Crimean blogger's appeal Memedeminov was arrested in Crimea in late March 2018 on charges his YouTube videos incited followers to commit acts of terrorism.
23:46, 14 May 2020
Ukraine's ombudsperson: Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia may have contracted COVID-19 The detention center's administration has not yet provided Buhaichuk with proper medical assistance.
18:30, 12 May 2020
Ukraine's foreign minister asks OSCE to push for release of political prisoners in occupied Crimea, Russia The minister thanked the organization for its efforts in the release of illegally detained persons in Donbas.
00:20, 30 April 2020
RFE/RL: Court in Russian-occupied Crimea extends pretrial arrest for pro-Ukrainian activist His pretrial detention was extended until April 10.
00:58, 07 February 2020
Russian court sentences Crimean Tatar activist Seytosmanov to 17 years in prison Seytosmanov is a defendant in the case of the Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami organization, which is outlawed in Russia.
14:08, 05 December 2019
RFE/RL: Jailing of Donetsk journalist condemned as 'illegal' attack on press freedom Aseyev was one of the few reporters in Donetsk who continued to work in the city after it came under the control of the "DPR" in 2014.
13:28, 23 October 2019
Ukrainian journalist Aseyev sentenced to 15 years in prison in Russia-occupied Donetsk He has been held captive since May or June 2017, according to different sources.
14:59, 22 October 2019
Crimean Tatar activist Edem Bekirov: "We must fight for return of all prisoners from Russia" He expressed support for the relatives of Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian political prisoners.
10:20, 30 September 2019
Sentsov says he's ready to shake Putin's hand for release of Ukrainian political prisoners Political prisoner Sentsov was released on September 7.
22:55, 23 September 2019
Resident of Horlivka sentenced by Russia-controlled 'DPR' to 15 years in prison for 'espionage' He was allegedly "recruited" by an acquaintance.
00:51, 10 September 2019
Russia in contact with Ukraine on prisoner swap, Kremlin confirms On August 21, the administration of the Lefortovo detention center in Moscow confirmed that five Ukrainian political prisoners were transferred there from penal colonies across Russia.
19:50, 22 August 2019
Russia's court refuses to transfer Ukrainian prisoner Kolchenko to correctional labor Kolchenko was seeking the transfer to correctional labor because of the need to support his mother.
01:40, 15 August 2019
Pro-Ukrainian student held hostage by Russia-controlled "LPR" for almost one year He was detained on August 24, 2018, for putting likes on pro-Ukrainian social media posts.
03:45, 14 August 2019
HRW says activist Bekirov detained in occupied Crimea urgently needs hospital care The detention facility authorities took Bekirov to several "medical consultations" that were not effective.
20:55, 04 August 2019