Authorities and activists of the so-called People's Republic of Donetsk grossly and systematically violate human rights.
Finding long term solutions to the problems of the displaced persons from Crimea will require a coordinated effort and commitment from Ukrainian authorities and humanitarian organizations.
As a rule, these violations followed the emergence of various armed groups, first and foremost in Crimea and eastern and southern Ukraine. The targets were primarily pro-Maidan activists and journalists.
30 militants have been killed as the result of the anti-terrorism operation in the east of Ukraine. Pro-Russian activists keep seizing buildings in Lugansk and Donetsk Region.
Russia continues attempts to destabilise the situation in the southern and eastern regions of Ukraine, with the help of diversionists and militants. According to the Ukrainian special services, they are partly financed by the former president Viktor Yanukovich.
Pro-Russian militants in the Eastern regions of the country continue their attempts to seize buildings, keep people captured and detained and announce a hunt on Ukrainian-speakers.
According to media reports, pro-Russian forces abducted at least four persons during last several days in Slavyansk, Kramatorsk and Gorlovka. Among them a journalist, activist, city council deputy and the radio centre employee.
The Ukrainian authorities declared an antiterrorist operation in Donetsk Region. The hottest point on Tuesday was Kramatorsk. Unidentified men equipped as military, with automatic guns, attempted an assault on the local airfield. The attack was beaten off and the city was freed from separ
The situation in the Eastern Ukraine reminds the “Crimean scenario” more and more, despite significant differences between these regions.
As a result of events on 13 April there were people injured in Slaviansk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzha, Mariupol, Kramatorsk, including law enforcement officers, pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian activists, journalists. The region of activities of separatists has been expanded.