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Sergey Tkachenko and Denis Timofeyev are Ukrainian communists, members of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU). Trumped-up charges could mean 10-year prison sentences for each of them. They have been held in a pre-trial detention center (jail) in Dnepropetrovsk since September 1, 2014. During all that time, judicial investigations couldn’t prove their guilt, but the detention was extended due to the political situation. They and their families urgently need financial assistance.

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During a search of their homes by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the banned newspaper “Novorossia,” grenades and TNT were seized.  There are strong reasons to believe that this “evidence” was planted by SBU officers: for example, in both cases, it was found at the end of the search, in locations that had been checked before.

The local KPU newsletter “Prometheus” is listed as the reason for the searches, even though an expert assessment shows it did not contain any separatist appeals. Lawyers for the communists point out that due process have been violated; for example, defense requests to cross-examine witnesses were rejected by the prosecutor. Furthermore, the court refuses to change the conditions of pre-trial detention and keeps the communists detained. According to their lawyers, this contradicts European law procedures which were introduced in Ukraine.

The prisoners’ families are having a rough time. Tkachenko has three minor children, and Timofeyev has two.

Details for those who want to help:

Web Money:

USD: Z318054284218
EUR: E720490705762

Bank transfers in Euro (EUR)

Account with Institution
BIC DEUTDEFF
DEUTSCHE BANK AG
FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY

Beneficiary Bank
BIC SABRUAUK
SBERBANK OF RUSSIA’ JSC
Kyiv, Ukraine

CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT NUMBER: 100947712600

Beneficiary: /26200000112733 OLENA TKACHENKO

OR

Account with Institution
BIC COBADEFF
COMMERZBANK AG
FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY

Beneficiary Bank
BIC SABRUAUK
‘SBERBANK OF RUSSIA’ JSC
Kyiv, Ukraine

CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT NUMBER: 4008865602

Beneficiary: /26200000112733 OLENA TKACHENKO

Bank transfer in die USA Dollars (USD)

Account with Institution
BIC BKTRUS33
DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST
COMPANY AMERICAS
NEW YORK, USA

Beneficiary Bank
BIC SABRUAUK
‘SBERBANK OF RUSSIA’ JSC
Kyiv, Ukraine

CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT NUMBER: 04421742

Beneficiary: /26200000112733 OLENA TKACHENKO

OR

Account with Institution
BIC IRVTUS3N
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
NEW YORK, USA

Beneficiary Bank
BIC SABRUAUK
‘SBERBANK OF RUSSIA’ JSC
Kyiv, Ukraine
CORRESPONDENT ACCOUNT NUMBER: 890064683
Beneficiary: /26200000112733 OLENA TKACHENKO

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On July 5th 2014, a group of individuals wearing masks attacked the editorial office of Vesti newspaper in Kyiv with smoke grenades and stones. The office guard was assaulted and sustained injuries, windows were shattered and some of the newspaper’s equipment was damaged. The newspaper is know to take a more critical view about the so called “Anti Terror Operation” (ATO) that is going on in eastern Ukraine and is de facto a war of the Ukrainian government against its own people. A surveillance camera captured the attack of the neonazis on tape.

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović condemned the attack and called for an investigation.“I condemn this attack and call on the authorities to carry out a full investigation to identify and bring those responsible to justice”

More images of the damage caused by the Neonazi attack can be found on the website of vesti.ua.


According to the Italian Foreign Ministry, an Italian journalist has been killed near the Ukrainian city of Slavyansk during a mortar attack. Andrea Ronchelli, a freelance photographer who worked with the Cesura photographers’ collective, and his colleague Andrey Mironov, a Russian national, were reportedly hit along with his interpreter by mortar fire by the Ukrainian Army on Saturday near the village of Andreevka, a couple of kilometers from Slavyansk.

French freelance journalist William Roguelon, who had been traveling with Ronchelli and his translator, said the group came under fire on the outskirts of the eastern town on Saturday.
“We went to the area because there had been a bombing next to a neighborhood. So, there was nothing when we arrived. We were an Italian journalist, a fixer, a driver,” he told reporters at Slaviansk hospital. “After we arrived we got shot at, we threw ourselves in a ditch, after they shot at least 40 shells onto us and the vehicle.” Roguelon said Ronchelli and the Russian were hit by mortar fire of the Ukrainian troops while he himself had walked off along the road looking for help. He said he did not know for certain whether the two men were dead when he last saw them but he said they were not moving. “They were on the ground,” he said.

Local residents who found the bodies also found the remains of mortars at the scene of the attack. The bodies were carried to a hospital in Slaviansk. However it still remains unclear how one of the bodies was beheaded during the attack of the Ukrainian Army. We are asking for an investigation in this case.

The crackdown of journalists in Ukraine has been condemned by a number of rights groups. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Kiev to “stop equating conflict reporting with terrorism.” In addition the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OCSE) said journalists in Ukraine are “continually been denied access to events and information, often by force” and warned that consequences will be “too grave to even imagine.”