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

Attempt on the life of ex-hostage tortured for her pro-Ukraine stand in Russian proxy Donetsk ‘republic’

This is the second attack on Valentina Buchok who was savagely tortured and imprisoned in the Russian proxy Donetsk ‘republic’ and can provide vital testimony against the Russian-controlled militants and against the company linked to Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov. | detail

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Covid19 used to block OSCE monitors while Russia continues bringing war to Ukraine by night

The Russian-controlled militants in Donbas are actively using coronavirus quarantine restrictions as an excuse for denying access to OSCE monitors, while Russia continues its secret night convoys across the border quite unimpeded | detail

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Why is Ukraine letting Donbas militant escape justice for Izolyatsia secret prison war crimes?

A court in Kyiv has made hearings in the trial of Roman Lyahin closed to the public, with this only one of the disturbing developments in Ukraine’s prosecution of the former ideologue of the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ | detail

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Luhansk militant court admits Donbas “hero” was a criminal who killed a family for money

There is silence in Russia’s proxy Donbas ‘republics’, and consternation from Russian World fanatics over the exposure of Alexei Mozgovoy, one of the supposed Donbas “heroes”, to whom monuments have been erected, as a criminal who gunned down a whole family for money | detail

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MH17 witness reports Russian military personnel were at Buk missile launch site

The first two days in the trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian over the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 over Ukraine on 17 July 2014 have demonstrated just how incriminating the proceedings will be for Russia | detail

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298 Empty Chairs: Victims’ families demand Russia admit liability on eve of MH17 trial

Three of the four defendants are Russian former or current FSB or military intelligence officers, who, investigators believe, “formed a chain linking the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic with the Russian Federation” | detail

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6 years of Russian aggression and war criminals whom Ukraine cannot prosecute

? Ukrainian human rights groups and former hostages with chilling stories of torture and other crimes are calling on Ukrainian MPs to adopt a draft law No. 2689 that can put an end to virtual impunity for war criminals. | detail

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“In my native Donetsk somebody is being savagely tortured right now”

There are no grounds for seeing anything figurative in Stanislav Aseyev’s words about Izolyatsia, the secret ‘prison’ in Donetsk where he, Stanislav Pechonkin and other former hostages – men and women - were tortured | detail

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Moscow attempts to get trial of key Russian MH17 suspects moved to Russia

The Netherlands has rejected a Russian offer “to prosecute” three Russian former or current FSB and military intelligence [GRU] officers whose trial in absentia over the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 is due to begin on 9 March | detail

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Russia installs former top Siberian official as prime minister of proxy Donbas republic

Vladimir Pashkov, who left a top Russian regional government post three weeks before Russia’s invasion of Crimea, has now been made ‘acting prime minister’ of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic | detail

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Accountability for international crimes committed in Ukraine between 2014–2018

Civil organisations “Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group” and Shore of Peace (Lutsk) presents this review containing a variety of information about the alleged crimes committed during the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine between 2014–2019. KHPG and SP find that the crimes enumerated in this communication constitute crimes against humanity and war crimes within the jurisdiction of the ICC. | detail

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Russian military intelligence & FSB men reportedly led a unit involved in Crimea and Donbas invasion

The so-called ‘ E.N.O.T Corporation’, a once lavishly-funded Russian ‘private military company’ that helped Russia seize control of Crimea and fought in Donbas has run into trouble with the Russian enforcement bodies, with all kinds of incriminating details emerging | detail

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Russia claims Ukraine promised to terminate the trial of suspected Maidan killers freed in prisoner exchange

This directly contradicts what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka have claimed, and clarity from them on what exactly was agreed is urgently required | detail

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Putin claims Russia sends death and destruction to Ukraine to prevent a ‘massacre’

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reiterated the unsubstantiated claims Russia used to justify its invasion and annexation of Crimea, this time with respect to occupied Donbas | detail

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Ukraine sends Hague Court details of Russian execution of Ukrainian POWs

Ukraine has passed information to the International Criminal Court [ICC] in the Hague about extrajudicial executions of nine Ukrainian soldiers taken prisoner during the battles for Ilovaisk and Debaltseve | detail

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Dutch Prosecutor accuses Russia of deliberately hiding important MH17 suspect

The Netherlands has seen no reason to mince words over Russia’s swift moves to ensure that MH17 suspect Vladimir Tsemach was safely out of the reach of the Dutch Public Prosecutor | detail

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How do plundered boats & continued persecution of POWs promote ‘Russia – Ukraine dialogue’, President Macron?

Russia’s return of the three naval vessels seized a year ago came six months after the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea ordered the immediate return of the vessels, and three days before the first hearing in the Hague of Ukraine’s suit against Russia over the seizure | detail

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Intercepted calls prove Russian government control of militants in Ukraine on eve of MH17

The team investigating the downing by a Russian BUK missile of Malaysian airliner MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 has published damning evidence of direct high-level Russian links with militants from the so-called ’Donetsk people’s republic’ | detail

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Victory for Ukraine means Russia must answer to UN court, including over MH17

The UN’s International Court of Justice on 8 November rejected all of Russia’s objections and confirmed that it does have jurisdiction in both suits brought by Ukraine against Russia over violations of two international treaties. | detail

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Why is Ukraine helping Russia to lie about its attack on Ukrainian naval boats & seizure of POWs near Crimea?

A Russian politician has asserted that Ukraine “must admit provocation” to get three seized naval vessels back. There was no ‘provocation’, only an act of aggression from Russia, but Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations is inexplicably helping Russia push its false narrative. | detail

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