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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
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 3929
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 1595
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

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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 1284
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 2179
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 913
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 3805
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 3559
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

Visits 3993
15.10.2018

OSCE catches Russia bringing anti-aircraft gun, other military hardware by night to Donbas

Should the International Criminal Court at the Hague still be in any doubt as to Russia’s direct role in the conflict in Donbas, it need only read the reports of the OSCE’s Special Monitoring Mission since August this year.  Russian military trucks and other vehicles have been spotted at least four times travelling by night on dirt roads with no official border crossings to or from the Ukrainian-Russian border. | detail

Visits 8856
12.10.2018

Putin Aide promises Donbas militants higher ‘pay’ & help with ‘elections’ that breach Minsk Agreement

So much for Moscow’s claim that the events in Donbas are a ‘civil war’ in Ukraine that Russia is not a party to.  On 10 October the Russian state news agency TASS reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aide Vladislav Surkov had met, in Moscow, with the current leader of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DPR] and “promised an increase in salaries in DPR” | detail

Visits 1971
10.10.2018

Russian-controlled militants reportedly use blinding laser weapons against Ukrainian border guards

 If, as Ukrainian military experts suspect, a much-touted Russian ‘Anti-sniper’ system is being used, this would provide further evidence of Russia’s direct role in the military conflict in Donbas, while also pointing to failings in the current international ban on the use of such weapons, and exclusions to that ban | detail

Visits 3099
02.10.2018

Report the loss of civilian population, the destruction of housing and infrastructure as a result of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine

Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group offers the readers the report on the results of study of the consequences of the armed conflict for civilian population and civilian objects on the territory, where in 2014–2015 there were hostilities, and along the demarcation line between the occupied territories and the territories controlled by the government. | detail

Visits 848
24.09.2018

More Russian military trucks caught entering Ukraine by night

There is no reason for the Russian KamAZ trucks spotted by an OSCE Special Monitoring Mission drone to travel by night through Donetsk oblast dirt roads away from any border crossing unless they have a lot to hide | detail

Visits 7985
18.09.2018

Russian-controlled ‘Donbas republic’ accuses Ukraine & USA of killing militant leader Zakharchenko

A Ukrainian held hostage since late 2017 has been shown on Russian TV ‘confessing’ to a Ukrainian Security Service plot to kill Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s republic killed three weeks ago . | detail

Visits 1731
12.09.2018

Russia moves to silence soldiers and hide evidence of its military aggression against Ukraine

The new legislative initiative is doubtless linked with the amount of proof of Russia’s direct part in the downing of Malaysian airliner MH17 and of its military involvement in Ukraine and Syria, revealed by soldiers on their social media pages | detail

Visits 3757
12.08.2018

OSCE catches Russia bringing war to Donbas by night

There can be no good reason for Russian military trucks to be travelling to and from militant-controlled Donbas by dirt roads at night, avoiding official border crossings, unless they have something to hide.  It was precisely such behaviour that an OSCE drone recorded late in the evening on 7 August, with the considerable footage showing that the trucks were travelling in both directions. | detail

Visits 6320
30.07.2018

Stalin era fate for Donbas militants who lose Russian support

The implementers of Joseph Stalin’s Terror more often than not ended up arrested themselves and executed.  Times have changed in the Russian-controlled self-styled ‘Luhansk people’s republic’ [LPR], though only, it would seem, because they don’t necessarily shoot you when you change from ‘comrade’ to ‘enemy of the republic’ overnight.  | detail

Visits 3827
19.06.2018

Bitter World Cup for Prisoners of Putin’s Undeclared War against Ukraine in Donbas

Among the many Ukrainians for whom Russia’s hosting of the 2018 World Cup seems a bitter mockery are the families of Ukrainian soldiers held prisoner by the Russian-backed militants in Donbas | detail

Visits 2053
08.06.2018

Death and destruction brought to Donbas by Russian ‘humanitarian convoy’

Why would armed militants prevent OSCE observers from viewing a ‘humanitarian load’ from the Russian Federation if it contained, as asserted, children’s food and rescue equipment?  Ukrainian and many western analysts have long assumed that Russia’s so-called ‘humanitarian convoys’ are carrying a much more lethal load, with this the most credible explanation for the behaviour around the seventy-fifth convoy reported by monitors | detail

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