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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

18 April 2017. These are My Heroes…



On 17 April 1945, the Nazis executed Hannie Schaft, a brave Dutch communist antifascist fighter. Hannie… or the “Red-haired girl”… started her antifascist fight with small acts. She used to steal ID cards for Jewish residents. Upon leaving university, she joined the Raad van Verzet or “Council of Resistance”, a resistance movement that had close ties to the Communist Party of the Netherlands. Rather than act as a courier, Schaft wanted to work with weapons. She was responsible for sabotaging and assassinating various targets. She carried out various attacks on Germans and Dutch Nazis, collaborators, and traitors. The Nazis eventually arrested her at a military checkpoint in Haarlem on 21 March 1945, whilst distributing the illegal communist newspaper de Waarheid. After interrogation, torture, and solitary confinement, Dutch Nazi officials identified and assassinated Schaft on 17 April 1945.

17 April 2017

Dmitri Kovalevich



Wednesday, 16 September 2015

DNR Genprokuratura Delivered More than 2,500 Fragments from Flight MH17 to the OSCE

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IN MEMORY of the 298 people who died as innocent victims of the civil war


Maksim Pevtiev, an official at the Investigative Department for Special Cases of the DNR Genprokuratura told us that locals from Rassypnoe in Shaktyorsk Raion handed over about 2,500 fragments from the MH17 crash to the authorities:

People gave us some 2,500 fragments from the airliner… there may be more. Amongst the debris are pieces of the airliner’s exterior, personal belongings of passengers, and so on. All objects will remain in storage until the Genprokuratura transfers them to the OSCE mission.

According our correspondent on the scene, the locals turned over the debris to the authorities before witnesses. Staff from the DNR MChS and the DNR Ministry of Defence were also on hand. They loaded the fragments into a KAMAZ lorry, which took them to Donetsk. The DNR Genprokuratura agreed to resume the preliminary investigation into the crash of a Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, which occurred on 17 July 2014. It reopened the case as locals found fragments and parts from the destroyed Boeing 777. Flight MH17 was enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in the DNR. The accident killed all 298 people onboard.

16 September 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Friday, 17 July 2015

Zakharchenko sez that DNR is Ready to Render All Necessary Assistance to Identify Perps Behind MH17 Crash

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“Donbass has 4,906 dead, the Boeing 777 had 298 dead, which gives us 5,204 dead total”.


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“Stop shooting, Kiev!”


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“You killed us then and you continue to kill us”


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At the beginning of a secular memorial for the victims of the MH17 crash victims, DNR Chairman of the Government A V Zakharchenko stated, “From the very first, the DNR pledged to give all possible assistance to the investigation to identify who committed this heinous crime. Now, we’re ready to give all necessary assistance to anyone who still seeks the truth, to punish the Ukrainian authorities who ordered such destruction. I’d like to express my most sincere condolences to the relatives, friends, and relatives of those killed on this airliner a year ago. Any death is a tragedy, but that’s especially true when it involves innocents. I want to tell the relatives of the victims… if you want to come here to pay tribute to the memory of your loved ones, we promise to provide all security measures and greet you as our most honoured guests. The monument that we place today is a tribute to all those who died in the skies over our beautiful land”. Following his statements, Aleksandr Vladimirovich led those present in a moment of silence in respect to those who died in the crash.

Malaysian Airlines MH17, enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on 17 July 2014 near Ugledar in the DNR. All 298 aboard the airliner died in the incident. Immediately, the DNR authorities offered to provide all possible assistance for search and rescue efforts and investigative forensics teams from the Netherlands and Malaysia. Nevertheless Kiev and the West, not even waiting for the first results of the investigation, quickly blamed the affair on the Peoples Republics and the Russian Federation.

17 July 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


Sunday, 12 July 2015

Graham Phillips sez MH17 Crash Investigators Only Considered the Scenario that a SAM Hit the Airliner

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Graham Phillips, an independent British journalist, concluded that experts investigating the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17 only listened to those witnesses who confirmed the version that a Buk SAM hit the aircraft. Phillips undertook his own investigation into the crash starting in October 2014. According to his preliminary findings, many witnesses to the tragedy that occurred on 17 July 2014 still haven’t been able to give evidence to the Dutch investigative team of and OSCE representatives. No Western journalists have interviewed them either. Phillips told us, “I have witnesses who said that the special international experts never interviewed them. For example, a woman from Rassypnoe (the village near the MH17 crash site) stated that a dead body fell directly on her house, on the roof; it laid there for hours. However, no one came; no one took down her testimony, an eyewitness. In the end, she didn’t have a chance to give her evidence to the official investigation; none of the experts deigned to speak with her. How is it possible that they didn’t pay attention to such an eyewitness? At the same time, no foreign investigators interviewed those witnesses who disbelieved the scenario that a Buk SAM hit the plane. The facts that I unearthed don’t support that conclusion. The facts suggest that a fighter plane was in the area”.


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“17.07.2014. On this spot, 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, enroute from Amsterdam to Kula Lumpur, died in an airplane crash. Eternal Memory to those who died. We grieve. The villagers of Rassypnoe”


Graham admits that it’s difficult to establish the truth about what really happened to Flight MH17. He didn’t exclude that there’s questions about what actually happened, that such debate would continue for a long time. He said, “However, that’s why these eyewitnesses are so important. I want to make it clear that the people of Rassypnoe and Grabovogo (another village near the crash site) observed the moment when the tragedy occurred. One man saw two fighters in the sky on the day of the crash… one flew toward Saur-Mogila and the other in the direction of Debaltsevo. This man claims to have seen them quite clearly. I support the official investigation and I’m ready to provide it with my material. Now, every day, I talk with the Dutch experts investigating the crash; I tell them about Kiev’s allegations, how they’re all twisted. I’m in constant contact with the experts, collecting materials, and sending them on to them. This continues every day, and I want to believe that it’d result in an objective conclusion. At the same time, I don’t exclude that something may bar the way to the truth. If the investigation leads to an incorrect result, to a biased conclusion, then, I’d have the facts to prove those conclusions wrong; I could speak with the facts against the investigation. In the coming days, I plan to interview a number of eyewitnesses to the crash, even inspect the crash site using a drone. I want to make a maximum contribution to ensure a truthful investigation. As a journalist, I have to make every effort to do this”.


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A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, enroute from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on 17 July 2014 near Ugledar in the DNR. All 298 people on the aircraft died in the incident. Not even waiting for the first results of the investigation, the Kiev junta and the West made unsubstantiated accusations that blame for the affair laid on patriot Novorossiyan forces or the Russian Federation. Meanwhile, the DNR authorities did everything possible to carry out an objective investigation and provided all necessary assistance so that forensics experts from the Netherlands and Malaysia could examine the crash site. For their part, the SK RF* opened a criminal case on the MH17 crash. Their main witness is a former Ukrainian Air Force mechanic, Yevgeni Agapov, who voluntarily came to Russia and expressed willingness to cooperate with the investigation. According to Agapov’s testimony, a Ukrainian Su-25 took off on a combat sortie; it returned to base with its ammunition expended. The pilot of the aircraft told colleagues, “That plane was in the wrong place at the wrong time”.

  • SK RF: Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation

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DAN Donetsk News Agency


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