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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
01.02.2017

US Mission to OSCE: On the Emergency Situation in Avdiivka

Temperatures have dropped far below freezing in Ukraine. Without water, electricity, or heat, the lives of thousands of people are at stake. Combined Russian-separatist forces must halt their attack on Avdiivka. | detail

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31.01.2017

Victims of Volnovakha bus bombing by Kremlin-backed militants seek justice in Strasbourg

2 years after 13 people were killed when a bus near Volnovakha was shelled from a militant-controlled area, relatives of the victims have filed an application against both Russia and Ukraine over the bombing and the failure by the Ukrainian authorities to carry out a proper investigation. | detail

Visits 2872
26.01.2017

EU Court confirms Russian military involvement in Donbas & upholds sanctions

The General Court of the European Union has rejected an appeal against the continuation of the sanctions imposed against a Russian state-owned anti-aircraft missile producer which has been actively surplying missile launchers and other weaponry used in the military conflict in Donbas | detail

Visits 4718
13.01.2017

Ten Things You Should Know about Russian Involvement in Ukraine

Despite Vladimir Putin’s continued denials of Russia’s involvement in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, a growing body of evidence casts doubts on his claims | detail

Visits 2075
30.12.2016

Russia legalizes state kidnappings to ’fight terrorism’

Russia’s abduction of Nadiya Savchenko and many other Ukrainians it is holding prisoner has always been denied. This could soon change, and not for the better, with new so-called ‘anti-terrorism’ legislation now legalizing state abductions from outside Russia. | detail

Visits 3444
23.12.2016

Open-Source Sleuths Document Extensive Russian Shelling Of Ukraine In 2014

Open-source investigator Bellingcat says Russia launched "systematic" artillery and other barrages against Ukraine in 2014 that were "essentially an act of war" against its smaller neighbour. | detail

Visits 1411
21.12.2016

Ukraine wants to forcibly return vital witness of Moscow’s war in Donbas to Russia

Vladimir Radyuk has information of crucial importance about Russia’s active role in the military conflict in Eastern Ukraine. This is one reason why he must not be forcibly returned to Russia. The torture he would almost certainly face at the hands of the Russian FSB is another. | detail

Visits 3236
16.12.2016

Putin caught honouring notorious Donbas & Syria ’mercenary’ commander

Dmitry Utkin, otherwise known as ’Wagner’, whose highly trained Russian fighters are known to have been involved in Russia’s invasion of Crimea, in the conflict in Donbas and in Syria, was one of Putin’s guests at a Kremlin reception to mark ’Heroes of the Fatherland Day’ | detail

Visits 8775
02.12.2016

Russian Neo-Nazis wanted for war crimes in Ukraine are training children to fight in Donbas

At least one Russian neo-Nazi believed guilty of war crimes in Donbas has for the second year in a row taken part in a Russian camp training children and young people how to fight and kill. | detail

Visits 6276
14.11.2016

Donbas ‘arrests’ claimed over killing of Russian mercenary & believed war criminal Motorola

Kremlin-backed militants claim that they have arrested 6 people responsible for the explosion that killed Arseny Pavlov [‘Motorola’], the Russian mercenary wanted by Ukraine for war crimes in Donbas | detail

Visits 2879
14.11.2016

Estonian citizen charged with terrorism over involvement in Kremlin-backed conflict in Donbas

Although 35-year-old Vladimir Polyakov’s lawyer has condemned the imminent trial as ‘political’, this was not the view of the Estonian courts who agreed to his extradition, and the charges are almost the same as those brought in the United Kingdom against Ben Stimson for his activities in Donbas | detail

Visits 3646
07.11.2016

Hackers Release More E-Mails They Say Tie Putin Aide To Ukraine Crisis

Ukrainian hackers claim to have broken into a second e-mail account linked to Vladislav Surkov, a senior aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, releasing documents they say add to mounting evidence of the Kremlin meddling in Kyiv’s affairs | detail

Visits 1217
03.11.2016

Inside The Ukrainian ’Hacktivist’ Network Cyberbattling The Kremlin

RUH8 is part of a Ukrainian "hacktivist" collective that includes four hacker groups: CyberHunta, Falcons Flame, Trinity, and RUH8. When working together, they call themselves the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance. Their declared enemy is the Kremlin, and their avowed mission is to expose its meddling in Ukraine and ultimately to destroy Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime. | detail

Visits 1332
21.10.2016

Russian wanted for war crimes in Donbas arrested in Norway

Yan Petrovsky, one of the notorious Russian neo-Nazi sadists who took photos of themselves over the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers they had mutilated has been arrested in Norway. He will probably be deported to Russia, however Ukraine is reported to want his extradition. | detail

Visits 29039
17.10.2016

Kremlin-backed Russian militant ‘Motorola’, wanted for war crimes, killed in Donbas

Arseny Pavlov, better-known as ‘Motorola’, the Russian militant suspected of killing Ukrainian Donetsk Airport defender Ihor Branovytsky in cold blood and who boasted of having shot 15 prisoners of war has died in a bomb explosion in Donetsk. | detail

Visits 34322
11.10.2016

Briton charged with terrorism for involvement with Kremlin-backed militants in Donbas

British prosecutors have accepted that fighting on the side of the Kremlin-backed militants in eastern Ukraine falls under the UK Terrorism Act. Whether or not British national Ben Stimson can convince a UK court that he wasn’t really fighting in Donbas, the fact that he is on trial at all is an important precedent | detail

Visits 9899
05.10.2016

Monitoring on territories beyond the control of Ukrainian authorities

During the monitoring mission, the participants (members of the “Memorial” Human rights centre) visited the territories which are beyond the control of Ukrainian authorities two times: 16-24 of May 2016 and 3-9 of June 2016. | detail

Visits 2324
29.09.2016

International Criminal Probe Blames Missile From Russia For MH17 Tragedy

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) further determined that the missile system was brought into Ukraine from Russia shortly before the tragedy and then smuggled back to Russia shortly afterward. | detail

Visits 1681
26.09.2016

Executed and tortured in Donbass

Arbitrary and extrajudicial killings, torture, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detentions. | detail

Visits 2198
26.09.2016

Human Rights Violations in the so-called LNR and DNR: legislation and Practice

Since there are no prospects for an early end to the occupation of Donbas territories, it is necessary to examine the social reality that has emerged in the LNR and the DNR and, in particular, the human rights situation, both at the normative level and in practice. | detail

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