Ukraine Accuses Russia of Mass Crimean Tatar Detentions

Ukraine has accused Russian security agents of detaining dozens of Crimean Tatars in what it called an ongoing crackdown on individuals who oppose Moscow’s annexation of Crimea. Federal Security Service (FSB) officers had initially detained five Crimean Tatars, including a senior member of the ethnic minority’s self-governing body, late last week, Ukrainian ombudswoman Lyudmila Denisova…

Russia Blocks Navalny Voting Strategy Website Ahead of Election

Russian authorities have blocked a website that promotes jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s anti-ruling party voting strategy in this month’s parliamentary elections. Senior Navalny aide Leonid Volkov said state internet regulator Roskomnadzor started blocking the website for the “Smart Voting” strategy that seeks to unseat pro-Kremlin ruling party incumbents by rallying support behind their most promising…

Blacklisted Russian Investigative Outlet Relaunches With Look at Defense Chief’s PR Machine

An independent Russian investigative outlet that was banned as “undesirable” and its journalists labeled “foreign agents” has relaunched as a new entity, with an investigation into the alleged PR machine of the country’s defense chief. Proekt’s former chief editor Roman Badanin announced Monday that his new outlet is called “Agentstvo,” a play on the journalists’…