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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
30.09.2019

Supposed Donbas ‘Ukrainian separatist’ becomes mayor of city in Russia

Russia’s narrative about a ‘civil war’ in the East of Ukraine has received another knock, one that is totally self-inflicted | detail

Visits 1270
25.09.2019

Men on trial for Kharkiv bomb that killed a child & others on pro-Ukraine march could be handed over to Russia

Three men on trial over a 2015 terrorist attack in Kharkiv have reportedly been added to the list of prisoners who could be handed over to Russia in exchange for Ukrainian political prisoners | detail

Visits 619
11.09.2019

Russian-backed Donbas militant admits to bombing Ukrainian city

Alexander Khodakovsky, one of the militant commanders of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ has admitted to bombing the city of Yasynovata in August 2014 | detail

Visits 1382
09.09.2019

How can Russia deny responsibility for MH17 when it gave up Sentsov, others to get key witness out of Ukraine?

Those still indignant that Ukraine handed over MH17 witness Volodymyr Tsemakh to Russia might take the advice of one of the freed political prisoners’ brother, and ask whether their mothers or their children “would be worth” such an exchange | detail

Visits 3033
06.09.2019

MH17 suspect release incriminates Russia, but leaves Ukraine compromised

Russian President Vladimir Putin did not try to conceal the link between Ukraine’s release of key MH17 witness (or suspect) Volodymyr Tsemakh and the release of Ukrainian hostages held in Russia | detail

Visits 1555
03.09.2019

Donbas militant responsible for secret Donetsk ‘concentration camp’ goes on trial in Ukraine

Roman Lyahin was one of the ideologues of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ and also led the seizure of the Izolyatsia Arts Centre in Donetsk and its transformation into what former hostages call a real concentration camp. | detail

Visits 1426
23.08.2019

Savagely tortured to death for the Ukrainian flag in Russian-occupied Crimea and Donbas

It is impossible to name all the victims of Russia’s aggression, but on this Day of the Ukrainian Flag, we can at least remember three tortured and murdered Ukrainians – Reshat Ametov; Volodymyr Rybak and 16-year-old Stepan Chubenko | detail

Visits 3899
19.08.2019

Former Donbas militant leader admits ‘republics’ exist because of Putin and Russia

Alexander Borodai, one of the first leaders of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republics’ has admitted that without Russia’s military intervention, he and the other ‘insurgents’ would be dead | detail

Visits 3678
02.08.2019

Brazilian Donbas fighter & propagandist for Russia gets final 13-year sentence

Rafael Lusvarghi’s 13-year sentence for fighting on the side of the Russian-backed militants in Donbas has come into force after the 34-year-old Brazilian’s surprise withdrawal of his appeal | detail

Visits 1155
01.08.2019

Russia brings ‘humanitarian’ convoys to Ukraine by day, military trucks carrying death by night

The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission [SMM] has reported another convoy of Russian trucks in Ukraine | detail

Visits 2245
29.07.2019

16 years old and tortured to death for supporting Ukraine. Five years on Russia protects his killer

Stepan Chubenko should have been turning 21 this year, a young man with his life ahead of him.  He was savagely tortured and then killed when he was just 16, after the Russian-armed and controlled militants in Donetsk grabbed him because of ribbons in the colours of the Ukrainian flag on his rucksack | detail

Visits 5948
17.07.2019

Families of MH17 victims call for honesty and justice from Russia as the lies continue

A number of families who lost relatives when Malaysian airliner MH17 was downed by a Russian BUK missile exactly five years ago have called on the Russian government to cooperate with the investigation, acknowledge their share of the responsibility and to stop lying about the disaster | detail

Visits 1537
20.06.2019

Three out of four MH17 suspects are ‘former’ Russian FSB or military intelligence officers

Russia is refusing to provide crucial information about the downing by a Russian BUK missile of MH17 including whether one of the three Russian suspects was an acting member of Russia’s Military Intelligence at the time of the disaster | detail

Visits 2154
07.06.2019

New convoy of Russian military trucks caught entering Ukraine by night

Since the convoy of military trucks were travelling by night on an unpaved road where there is no official border crossing, it seems safe to conclude that Russia did not want either the trucks themselves, or what they were carrying to be seen | detail

Visits 3352
06.06.2019

How many victims needed for Ukraine to finally prosecute for war crimes?

In the sixth year since Russia’s invasion of Crimea and military aggression in Donbas, Ukraine’s legislation can still not adequately punish perpetrators of horrific crimes against humanity and war crimes | detail

Visits 1439
05.06.2019

Russia’s ‘justification’ for MH17 and other surreal moments at the International Court of Justice

The latest round of hearings is underway before the International Court of Justice at the Hague in Ukraine’s suit against Russia over alleged violations of two international conventions | detail

Visits 1865
29.05.2019

Russian Donbas militant leader Girkin admits to using civilians as human shields & other war crimes

This is not the only war crime that Igor Girkin (Strelkov), the Russian former military intelligence officer who led the seizure of Sloviansk in April 2014, has admitted to in a recent interview | detail

Visits 5467
16.05.2019

Russian Twitter ‘false flag’ operation to blame Ukraine for MH17 broke all records

Within the first two days of the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 on 17July 2014, Russian Internet trolls, financed by a billionaire with links to Putin had posted at least 65 thousand tweets trying to blame Ukraine for the disaster | detail

Visits 4071
17.04.2019

Tortured to death for defending Ukraine. The first war crimes Russia brought to Donbas

Soon after seizing control of Sloviansk, Russian ex-GRU officer Igor Girkin (Strelkov) claimed that his men did not want to kill Ukrainian solders whom he called “brothers”. His men had just savagely tortured to death Volodymyr Rybak, a Ukrainian politician defending the flag of Ukraine and two very young students, Yury Popravka and Yuri Dyakovsky. | detail

Visits 3119
15.04.2019

Donbas ‘separatism’: Myth, statistics and heavily armed Russian spetsnaz

The West, as well as very many Ukrainians, have been all too ready to swallow Russia’s line about the supposedly overwhelming support for ‘joining Russia’ in Crimea and for ‘Russian world’ / ‘Novorossiya’ ideology in Donbas | detail

Visits 3847
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