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

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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 1541
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

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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 1607
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 986
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 1631
01.02.2019

Czech national charged with terrorism after fighting for Russian-backed militants in Ukraine

While Russia erects memorials to mercenaries and imprisons Russians only if they fight for Ukraine in Donbas, a number of EU countries are prosecuting citizens who fight for the Russian-backed militants on terrorist charges. | detail

Visits 993
10.01.2019

Poland charges three with terrorism & sees Russian link in arson attack on Hungarian Centre in Ukraine

Three Poles from far-right radical groups are facing terrorism charges in Poland over an arson attack on a Hungarian Cultural Centre in Ukraine | detail

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26.12.2018

Donetsk Pastor speaks out about Ukrainian Donbas’ struggle against Russian aggression

Sergey Kosyak, Ukrainian pastor, volunteer and one of the coordinators of the Donetsk Prayer Marathon decided to publish an important book chronicling resistance to Russia’s aggression. | detail

Visits 1535
04.12.2018

Kremlin-sponsored mercenaries go to International Criminal Court to prove Russia is deploying them in Ukraine & Syria

Even the mercenaries that Russia has been using to fight its undeclared war against Ukraine and other conflicts have had enough of being told they don’t exist.  | detail

Visits 4845
26.11.2018

Violent Crimes Committed During the Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine between 2014–2018

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group and “Shore of Peace”, non-governmental nonprofit human rights organizations, present to the reader a report containing various information about violent criminal acts committed during the military conflict in eastern Ukraine between 2014–2018. | detail

Visits 739
20.11.2018

Amazon should stop profiting from Russian-sponsored terrorism in Donbas, Stalin and the Soviet regime

It looks disturbingly as though only money talks for Amazon, even when the money is made by promoting Russian armed, funded and manned pseudo republics waging war in Ukraine, or a regime responsible for genocide and monstrous human rights crimes. | detail

Visits 3633
09.11.2018

Russia lies about Minsk Agreement to justify support for fake ‘elections’ in occupied Donbas

Russia and its proxy Donbas ‘republics’ are claiming that ‘elections’ scheduled for 11 November express the will of the people, and ignoring or even denying that they are in total breach of the Minsk Agreement’. | detail

Visits 1486
09.11.2018

Russia demands prior warning after OSCE drone catches it transporting weapons of death to Ukraine by night

Such advance notification would certainly have saved the drone, but only because Russia would have been able to ensure that it did not get caught red-handed, bringing a military convoy, together with a surface-to-air missile system into Ukraine. | detail

Visits 6899
06.11.2018

Arrested for opposing Russian-backed pseudo-elections in Donetsk ‘republic’

Roman Manekin has disappeared soon after criticizing the Kremlin-backed leader of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ and initiating a petition against fake elections scheduled for 11 November. | detail

Visits 1189
02.11.2018

The Facts speak for themselves re Russia’s military involvement in Donbas - OSCE Chief Monitor

Donbas residents have made it quite clear to the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine [SMM] that “this is not their conflict, and they don’t understand why it is continuing”. | detail

Visits 2031
01.11.2018

Fears for the life of Luhansk man abducted by Kremlin-backed militants

Having a car or wealthy relatives can get you abducted in the Russian proxy ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [‘LPR’] and held hostage.  In some cases, the ‘LPR ministry of state security’ claim that their victim was a Ukrainian SBU [Security Service] ‘agent’.  Often, however, the person just disappears | detail

Visits 853
29.10.2018

OSCE drone downed after it spotted Russian military movement by night in Ukraine

A drone used by the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission in Donbas was ‘lost’ during the early hours of 27 October, soon after being jammed as it reported movement of a Russian convoy of trucks and of a surface-to air missile system in non-government-controlled area | detail

Visits 3592
19.10.2018

Kerch massacre was about militarization of Russian-occupied Crimea & aggression, not ‘globalization’ as Putin claims

Putin has claimed that the killing at Kerch Technical College of 21 people, most teenagers, was the result of ‘globalization’. It is a convenient line for him to take, but one rejected by those who have long warned of the dangers of rampant militarization and glorification of war in Russian-occupied Crimea | detail

Visits 3437
18.10.2018

Russia stops calling the Kerch mass killing terrorism when it can’t blame Ukraine or Crimean Tatars

Russia has now decided that the killing of 18 teenagers and teachers in Kerch was multiple homicide, after officials and the media first claimed that Ukraine was behind the ’terrorism’ or that the believed killer “looked like a Tatar”. | detail

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