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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
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 2704
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 3044
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 946
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 2034
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 5670
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 1370
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 1973
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 3169
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 1247
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 1717
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 5105
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 3894
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 2903
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 3641
08.04.2019

European Court of Human Rights demands answers from Russia over downing of MH17 over Ukraine

The European Court of Human Rights has requested answers from the Russian Government in connection with two claims brought against Russia over the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 over militant-controlled parts of Donbas on 17 July 2014 | detail

Visits 1587
03.04.2019

Latvian resident sentenced to five years for Russian-paid fighting in Donbas

A Latvian court has sentenced 29-year-old Artem Skripnik to five years’ imprisonment and then a further two years’ parole for taking part in the fighting in Donbas on the side of the Russian-backed and armed militants | detail

Visits 1456
25.03.2019

Russian fighter calling for the destruction of Ukraine details military role played by Russia in Donbas

A Russian who fought in Donbas and openly called the conflict a war to destroy Ukraine and Ukrainians has provided a valuable piece of evidence outlining Russia’s direct military engagement in eastern Ukraine.    | detail

Visits 4248
21.03.2019

14 years demanded for Brazilian Donbas fighter and star of Russian propaganda films

The trial is coming to an end of Rafael Lusvarghi, a 34-year-old Brazilian national who fought in Donbas on the side of Russian and Russian-backed militants | detail

Visits 1465
05.03.2019

Blogger imprisoned for ‘hate speech’ after criticizing banditry in Russian-backed Donbas ‘republic’

Denis Lotov is a blogger and ex-fighter from the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] whose fall from grace is probably because of the inconvenient truths he told, including about the real culprits of a shelling tragedy which the militants tried to blame on ‘Ukrainian saboteurs’ | detail

Visits 930
01.03.2019

Russian propaganda chief Kiselyov gets his nephew jailed in Germany for involvement in war in Ukraine

48-year-old Sergei Kiselev has been jailed by a regional court in Germany for training to fight in the war in Donbas, with the evidence of his active part in fighting against Ukraine currently being studied by Germany’s Prosecutor General. | detail

Visits 1478
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