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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
22.05.2019

Zelensky appoints Kolomoisky lawyer with shady past to head his Administration

Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed Andriy Bohdan Head of his Administration despite reported warnings over such an appointment because of Bohdan’s immediate past as lawyer to oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and, more importantly, because Bohdan is prohibited from holding public office because of his role during the regime of former President | detail

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22.05.2019

Yanukovych ally suspected of helping Russia annex Crimea seeks ‘treason’ charges against Poroshenko

The claim that Poroshenko essentially ‘provoked’ Russia’s attack on three naval boats in November 2018 is already startling. It becomes quite surreal coming, as it does, from Andriy Portnov, a person suspected of having tried to help Russia’s operation to seize Crimea | detail

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15.05.2019

Ukraine will only help Russia if it strips Donbas residents who take Russian citizenship of their pensions

The threat to stop social payments may be an understandable reaction to Russia’s new act of aggression in offering its citizenship to Ukrainians in its proxy Donbas ‘republics’, but it is one that is likely to backfire | detail

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07.05.2019

Ukraine’s Security Service orders ‘check’ on authoritative public opinion pollster over question in survey

The SBU’s reaction to a reputable opinion poll is even more baffling since similar research carried out in 2014 may have played a major role in restraining Russia’s plans for seizing control of even more parts of Ukraine | detail

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03.05.2019

Russia ‘boycotts’ International Tribunal hearing on its illegal seizure of 24 Ukrainian seamen

Moscow could checkmate itself through its attempts to deny the jurisdiction of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) over Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval vessels and their crew | detail

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02.05.2019

Russia’s most toxic lies about a fictitious ‘Odesa Massacre’ and the responsibility Ukraine bears

It is five years since riots and a tragic fire in Odesa that Russia has used for a toxic propaganda narrative about a fictitious ‘massacre’. It is a narrative that Russia has spent a lot of money fostering, but one that the Ukrainian authorities have failed to properly counter | detail

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25.04.2019

Putin offers Russian passports in occupied Donbas in new act of aggression against Ukraine

Analogies with the issue of passports to South Ossetians and Abkhazians as the excuse for Russia’s war against Georgia in 2008 are not only inevitable, but seemingly deliberate | detail

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22.04.2019

President-Elect Zelensky and Multiple Questions Still Unanswered

President-Elect Volodymyr Zelensky appears to have received a record number of votes, although what almost three quarters of the population voted for remains largely unclear | detail

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19.04.2019

Bombshell PrivatBank ruling and other disturbing moves on the eve of Ukraine’s presidential elections

Three of the judges involved in the controversial ruling finding the nationalisation of PrivatBank unlawful have previously been accused of corruption and / or suspect rulings. Nor is this the only court ruling that has aroused concern in the context of the presidential elections | detail

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19.03.2019

Siemens collaboration with Russia helps Putin to further militarize Crimea

Mustafa Dzhemilev is convinced that Putin knows that Russia’s annexation of Crimea was a bad mistake. For the moment, however, he’s still on propaganda drives with the one for the fifth anniversary, unfortunately, aided by Germany’s Siemens | detail

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26.02.2019

Glazyev tapes debunk Russia’s lies about its annexation of Crimea and undeclared war against Ukraine

Although the international community has remained united in refusing to recognize Russia’s annexation of Ukrainian Crimea five years ago, it has been disturbingly willing to accept Russia’s narrative about the supposed mass support in Crimea for this move | detail

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07.02.2019

Russia brings out Yanukovych to push the Kremlin line on Ukraine’s elections

This was not the former Ukrainian President’s first press conference since he fled to Russia after the bloodshed on Maidan and as on previous occasions, his message seemed closely coordinated with that coming out of the Kremlin | detail

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18.01.2019

‘Russian world’ supporters in shock as Moscow deports ‘Donbas republic’ propagandist to face trial in Ukraine

“Russia doesn’t abandon its own, it simply spits them out”, Olena Boiko said bitterly in a telephone interview given to a pro-Kremlin blogger from the train deporting her from Russia to Ukraine.  | detail

Visits 1654
18.12.2018

‘Friend of the Crimean Tatar people’ banned from Russia for 55 years

Just like in Soviet times, reporting on Russian persecution of Crimean Tatars and other Ukrainians can make you a persona non grata for Moscow. In Oliver Loode’s case, the ban is until he’s 99! | detail

Visits 1040
20.11.2018

Russia brings surreal new charges against initiator of the Magnitsky Act

On the eve of a critical vote that could see Interpol headed by a Russian implicated in numerous political prosecutions, Russia has brought new charges against one of the Kremlin’s most implacable critics, Bill Browder | detail

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19.11.2018

Statement of NGOs from different countries regarding the possible election of a Russian representative as a President of Interpol

On 21 November 2018, at the 87th session of the General Assembly of INTERPOL, a new INTERPOL president will be elected. According to the report of reputable mass media, the representative of the Russian Federation, Major General of Police, Vice-President of INTERPOL Oleksandr Prokopchuk has the greatest chances to be elected for this post. | detail

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19.11.2018

Appointment to top post of police general from Russia will turn INTERPOL into a weapon for political persecution

According to media reports,, Russian official Alexander Prokopchuk is likely to be appointed INTERPOL President next week. This will signal a major victory for Russia and a grave blow to the Kremlin’s political enemies and the many victims of persecution whom Russia is increasingly hunting via this vital international policing agency | detail

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01.11.2018

Russia uses collaborators for its plans to ‘nationalize’ property of the persecuted Crimean Tatar Mejlis

The occupation authorities in Crimea appear to be planning to steal the property of the Mejlis, or self-governing body of the Crimean Tatar people, while describing this as ‘nationalization’. | detail

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24.10.2018

Judge who refused to place Saakashvili under house arrest is suspended pending dismissal

The High Council of Justice [HCJ] has suspended Larisa Tsokol from serving as a judge pending a decision as to whether she should be dismissed from her post. | detail

Visits 1263
08.10.2018

Open Letter: Save the Council of Europe

The Kremlin, in association with its political friends, is trying to get rid of this sanction without in the least changing its policy. This would mean that the Council of Europe would give up its normative foundations. | detail

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