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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
02.12.2019

Russian-controlled ‘Donetsk republic’ claims more Ukrainian territory

The self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [‘DPR’] announced on 29 November that is has adopted a ‘law’ defining what it claims to be its ‘state territory | detail

Visits 3840
20.11.2019

So do most people in occupied Donbas want to join Russia and blame Ukraine for the war?

On doubts about the validity, as well as the point of a recent survey carried out in occupied Donbas for Dzerkalo Tyzhnya which suggested that a majority of residents want to be part of Russia, support the latter’s occupation of Crimea and blame Ukraine for the ‘civil war’ | detail

Visits 1981
13.11.2019

NABU’s unlawful actions could result in Ukraine being accused of pressure on European Court of Human Rights

On 31 October, I published an article on cases known to me of surveillance by National Anti-Corruption Bureau in the European Court of Human Rights. This publication assesses the causes and potential consequences of this surveillance. | detail

Visits 1242
04.11.2019

Who are NABU detectives following at the European Court of Human Rights?

National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) is carrying out the surveillance in the European Court of Human Rights. There couldn’t be the greater shame of the Ukrainian state! | detail

Visits 1014
17.10.2019

A Ukrainian obituary

More than five years since the war in Donbas started, how should we remember those who have died in it? | detail

Visits 596
16.10.2019

Majority of Ukrainians against ‘special status’ for occupied Donbas

56% of Ukrainians are against the ‘special status’ for Donbas that is a pivotal element of both the Minsk Accord and the Steinmeier formula which Ukraine agreed to on 1 October 2019 | detail

Visits 2613
14.10.2019

Outrage as Crimean collaborators included in Russian delegation to Turkey

Two Crimean collaborators, including Natalya Poklonskaya, who played a direct role in the persecution of numerous Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners, have for the first time taken part in an official Russian delegation to Turkey | detail

Visits 3202
09.10.2019

Whistle-blower judge exposes sinister role of Bohdan in Zelensky administration

Larysa Holnyk, the Poltava judge who faced persecution and a physical attack after exposing corruption, has published disturbing details of a recent attempt to enlist her in a politically-motivated criminal investigation against former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko | detail

Visits 3012
08.10.2019

Donbas residents beg Zelensky not to withdraw Ukrainian forces while Russia claims it’s not their war

The desperate plea that the Ukrainian Army does not abandon them coincides with claims from Russia that it is not a party to the conflict and cannot guarantee the withdrawal of the Russian and Russian-controlled, armed and financed militants | detail

Visits 3670
03.10.2019

Issues and red lines for the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky – joint statement by UHHRU and KHPG

The agreements reached do not take into account the current situation in Ukraine, which is what actually defines the red lines that Ukraine cannot cross without loss of sovereignty, the risks of human rights violations and harm to the interests of the conflict-affected population. | detail

Visits 891
03.10.2019

Zelensky urged to clarify his ‘red lines’ on Steinmeier format, Donbas and Russia

Among the problems articulated by prominent human rights groups and well-known civic activists is the lack of any real clarity as to the ‘red lines’ that Zelensky spoke of, as well as unease that he does not understand which concessions are unacceptable to a majority of Ukrainians. | detail

Visits 2129
02.10.2019

Ukraine’s agreement to Steinmeier Formula – Russian victory or same stalemate?

Russia and former President Petro Poroshenko are claiming that Russia has scored a victory by Ukraine’s ‘agreement to the Steinmeier Formula’, although this may not be the case | detail

Visits 4180
27.09.2019

Head of Zelensky Administration linked to negotiations with Russia that prompted Euromaidan

Andriy Bohdan, Head of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Administration, reportedly took part in the negotiations in Russia which resulted in Ukraine’s sudden about-turn on closer ties with the EU and, ultimately, to the Euromaidan protests | detail

Visits 2510
04.09.2019

Legislative flurry in Ukraine leaves MPs’ immunity ‘cancelled’ yet still intact

A constitutional majority of MPs in Ukraine voted on 3 September to remove their constitutional guarantee of parliamentary immunity. For the moment, however, their immunity remains secure | detail

Visits 1711
23.08.2019

No ‘G8’ until Russia ends its occupation of Crimea & frees all Ukrainian hostages

It is doubtless no accident that the rumours gaining momentum this week of an imminent release of Ukrainian political prisoners and POWs held in Russia coincided with the support expressed by US President Donald Trump for Russia to re-join the G7, and frustratingly vague statements from French President Emanuel Macron | detail

Visits 1895
12.08.2019

EU is preparing to refuse recognition of Russian passports illegally issued to Donbas residents

The EU is reportedly drawing up plans for a coordinated EU policy of non-recognition of Russian passports issued to the residents of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Eastern Ukraine | detail

Visits 1591
09.08.2019

Zelensky claims he dismissed illegal Head of President’s Administration Bohdan in response to huge petition

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has ‘responded’ to a petition demanding the dismissal of his highly controversial Head of the President’s Administration, Andriy Bohdan by claiming that he has already dismissed him | detail

Visits 1528
31.07.2019

Ukraine’s Human Rights Ombudswoman caught in mounting judicial corruption scandal

There have been demands for the resignation of Ukraine’s Human Rights Ombudsperson Lyudmila Denisova and / or for a special parliamentary committee to investigate allegations that she helped to fill a key judicial commission with members likely to block, rather than facilitate judicial reform | detail

Visits 1497
22.07.2019

Post-election Ukraine. More of the same or a new human rights agenda?

The coming weeks will show whether the President’s grandiose ‘lustration’ plans were for real, or merely an election gimmick, and whether the parties entering parliament have any intention of carrying out the vital reforms discussed with human rights activists | detail

Visits 1378
19.07.2019

Putin extends Russian attack on Ukraine, offering passports to all Ukrainians in Donbas

Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree making it possible for all Ukrainians in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (Donbas) to receive Russian citizenship according to ‘simplified procedure’, even if they live on Ukrainian government controlled territory | detail

Visits 1683
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