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The Tribunal for Putin (T4P) global initiative was set up in response to the all-out war launched by Russia against Ukraine in February 2022.

News

Russian propagandist justifies missile strike on Ukraine’s main children’s hospital because Ukrainians 'are not people'

19.07.2024
Those who incite to genocide typically attempt to dehumanize their victims, but it is disturbing that Andrei Perla’s ‘justification’ for Russia’s killing and maiming of sick children has elicited so little reaction

Russia imprisons one abducted Crimean Tatar on lawless charges, then comes back for his brothers

19.07.2024
Russia has ramped up insane charges over a civic organization involved in the entirely legal and legitimate Crimean Blockade, in part to justify its abductions and terror in occupied parts of Kherson oblast

5-year sentence in Russian-occupied Berdiansk for social media posts about defenders of Ukraine

18.07.2024
Everything about Russia's seizure, likely torture and 'trial' of Mykola Holubov was both cynical and in glaring violation of international law

Crimean woman detained and charged with calls to ‘violence against Russians’ for supporting Ukraine on social media

17.07.2024
Tetiana Bibik is one of an ever-increasing number of Crimean Ukrainians terrorised to extract supposed 'apologies' and deceived, since she is still facing a possible 5-year sentence for pro-Ukrainian social media posts

Medvedev states clearly that Russia will not stop until it seizes all of Ukraine

16.07.2024
Any promises that ‘peace’ can be achieved in a day ignore the fact that Russia’s leaders are making it quite clear that they will not stop in their attempts to destroy Ukraine as a sovereign state

Russia 'sentences' OSCE Monitoring Mission official to 14 years on fake spying charges

15.07.2024
The charges against Vadym Golda were grotesque and an attack on OSCE, whose drones regularly recorded the military hardware that Russia was illegally bringing to occupied Donbas

63-year-old Crimean Tatar violently detained and jailed for comments in support of the Mejlis and Ukraine

15.07.2024
Russia’s use of ‘Crimean SMERSH’ to hunt out and terrorise Crimeans for their pro-Ukrainian position is always disturbing, but there are other worrying elements here also

Russia's new 'elite': hired killers, murderers and violent rapists freed to fight against Ukraine

12.07.2024
Pardoned by Putin to kill Ukrainians, those Russian convicted criminals who died are now the subject of memorial plaques in schools and other measures to honour their ‘heroism’

Ukraine initiates war crimes probe over gunning down by Russians of two Ukrainian prisoners of war

12.07.2024
As with Russia’s atrocities in Bucha, it is likely that the videos showing horrific war crimes against Ukrainian prisoners of war are part of Russia’s ‘military strategy’ against Ukraine

Russia bombs children’s hospital while sentencing Ukrainian POWs to life ‘for killing civilians’

11.07.2024
Russia is systematically targeting and killing Ukrainian civilians while torturing Ukrainian prisoners of war to force them into effectively ‘confessing’ to Russia’s war crimes

Publications

‘We must condemn communismʼ,— Refat Chubarov

09.07.2024
Interview with the leader of the Crimean Tatars.

Tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilian hostages are in the Russian Federation

25.06.2024
How we are freeing Ukrainians from Russian captivity. Interview with Artur Dobroserdov, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine's authorized representative concerning persons missing under special circumstances.

‘Don’t scare my children, take the assault rifle away’

16.06.2024
Serhii Bobko, a resident of the occupied village of Bohdanivka, hid his daughters in the basement when a Russian soldier came to the house. Fortunately, no one was hurt that day. Serhii and his family soon left the village, and when he returned he found his house damaged and looted.

Law on mobilization: The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group analysis

31.05.2024
We explain whether going to the military registration and enlistment office (TTsK) is necessary and how it will issue call-up papers and register cars. And also, why the new law does not actually solve our problems.

‘A helicopter is flying, I look — a rocket is heading towards us...’

24.05.2024
Oleksandr Hanziichuk is a resident of Borodianka in the Kyiv Region. The man lived there with his elderly mother and tried to save her from the bombing. At first, people hid in basements and later miraculously escaped from this hell.

‘We will be in Ukraine until the end,’ a Canadian volunteer says in Kharkiv

21.05.2024
Paul Hughes’ organization carried out more than 300 missions in Ukraine. During one of them, a Canadian was interrogated for eight hours by the Russians.

The 80th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars

18.05.2024
80 years ago, on May 18, 1944, in dark predawn hours, the National Tragedy of Crimea had begun. The uniformed soldiers of Soviet KGB troops knocked at the doors of Crimean Tatars houses...

Behind bars for a “like”: the dissenting opinion of Judge Arkadii Bushchenko

06.05.2024
The court upheld the conviction of a 70-year-old pensioner to 1 year in prison for “liking” a post about a Russian general. Arkadii Bushchenko explains why such punishments have nothing to do with a democratic society.

Approximately 28,000 Ukrainians have disappeared under special circumstances

05.05.2024
The International Commission on Missing Persons signed memorandums of cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Health.

‘There were people screaming in the destroyed houses and nobody was allowed to help them’

03.05.2024
Serhii Vitkovskyi did not evacuate from Borodianka (Kyiv Region) because he could not leave his dog — a huge Alabai. Serhii tells how the Russian troops did not allow anyone to rescue people from the destroyed houses, and how his friend was shot dead in the middle of the street.

'There was a cemetery here' — a resident of the village of Zahaltsi

01.05.2024
Serhii Smyrnov lives in the village of Zahaltsi, Kyiv Region. The family finished fixing the house just before the start of the war. They kept goats and poultry. The Russians forced the family to leave their native village, and when the family returned, neither the house nor the birds were there.

The Unified Register of Persons Disappeared Under Special Circumstances has become operational in Ukraine

29.04.2024
Relatives of persons who went missing under special circumstances (as a result of hostilities) can apply to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for a record, based on which they can apply to the Pension Fund and receive a survivor's pension. KHPG tells how to do it.