Ukrainian works of literature and history banned as ‘extremist’ in Russian occupied Luhansk oblast
The list, probably drawn up in Moscow, prohibits all works on Holodomor and Ukrainian history in general, world-renowned writers, and even comics
Russia opens new prison for Ukrainian political prisoners abducted from Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts
This new prison is controlled by Russia’s FSB who have nine years’ experience of torturing Ukrainians and fabricating prosecutions with total impunity
Vital ECHR judgement opens way for Russia to be held accountable for MH17 and other war crimes in Ukraine
The European Court of Human Rights has demolished Russia’s narrative about a ‘civil war in Ukraine’ and found that occupied Donbas was under Russian jurisdiction from May 2014
Mass detentions in occupied Crimea as Russia openly terrorizes Crimean Tatars
33 Crimean Tatars, including a 17-year-old lad and at least two people with serious health issues were detained by enforcement officers in occupied Crimea on 25 January because they had tried to attend a politically motivated ‘court’ hearing
Russia unleashes new wave of terror and arrests of Crimean Tatars in occupied Crimea
Russia’s FSB have staged another round of armed ‘searches’ in occupied Crimea, with six Crimean Tatars, including a 67-year-old, detained and even denied access to their chosen lawyers
Ukrainian civilians disappear without trace after the Russians claim to have ‘humanely deported’ them
Larysa Dolya has not been seen since fighters linked with the notorious Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov turned up at her home in Zaporizhzhia oblast, on 11 January and took her away. She is one of very many civilians seized by the Russians
Russia imports its own ‘judges’ to occupied Ukraine while planning "legal carte blanche" for its atrocities
While Germany cites fear of ‘escalation of the conflict’ to justify its refusal to help Ukraine drive out the aggressor state, Russia has already begun forcibly integrating occupied Ukrainian territory
Ukrainian political prisoner’s sentence increased for contempt of Russian kangaroo court
The additional punishment is especially cynical as it was imposed because of Oleh Prykhodko’s insults directed at two FSB officers directly involved in the brazen fabrication of criminal charges against him.
Crimean lecturer faces 5-year sentence for writing about Russia’s killing of innocent civilians in Ukraine
Andriy Bielozierov is under house arrest in occupied Crimea, facing preposterous criminal charges of ‘discrediting the Russian army’, although it is Moscow and its soldiers who discredit Russia by bombing and killing civilians
69-year-old Kharkiv region blogger tortured with electric shocks for answering his Russian captors in Ukrainian
69-year-old Anatoliy Harahatyy was held prisoner in intolerable conditions for 100 days, during which time the Russians tortured him and threatened to execute him if he did not agree to collaborate
We were allowed to go home on March 8th [International women’s day]. Russians kept residents of the Chernihiv region in the basement for a month
The school basement became the last refuge for some of the villagers. People slept on the floor for almost a month, huddled in cramped little rooms without proper food and medicines. Unfortunately, not everyone came out of the basement when the Ukrainian army de-occupied the village.
Poetry and Flowers Against the War – Digest of Russian Protests
‘I thought / that I was / a Russian / but this maniac / appears to also / think he is.’ The January issue of the Samara literature journal ‘Volga’ published anti-war poetry by German Lukomnikov.
‘I remained in the occupation because I couldn’t leave my dog’
Vitkovska Nataliia and her husband survived the occupation of Borodianka. Then, one day, eight Russian soldiers entered their house and began looking for the Banderites (a name for Ukrainian nationalists used by Russian propaganda) and the Nazis. According to Nataliia, they did not understand that no one was expecting such “liberators”.
110 days in the torture dungeon — Anti Terrorist Operation (ATO) member talks about torture in the Kupiansk temporary detention center
Vadym Kutsenko served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine and resigned before the end of 2022. In February, he came to Kupiansk on business. Here he got caught in a full-scale war and occupation. Soon he was denounced and ended up in the infamous Kupiansk TDF (temporary detention facility).
‘Cemetery in the garden, looting, and drunken soldiers’ — a resident of Borodianka spoke about the occupation’
Tetiana Klihunova and her family survived the occupation in the village of Borodianka. She had to communicate with the Russian military and bury her neighbors in the garden. She confesses that household chores saved her.
Spontaneous Memorial on Ukrainsky Boulevard – Digest of Russian Protests
After a Russian missile hit an apartment block in Dnipro, killing over 45 civilians, including 6 children, Muscovites began bringing flowers and children’s toys to the monument to the Ukrainian writer Lesya Ukrainka
‘I knew people who died in the basements of Borodianka...’
A resident of Borodianka, Valentyna Torhonskaia, was hiding with other people in the basement when a shell exploded near her house. In her declining years, she is homeless and doesn’t know how to continue her life.
‘War on four paws’ — personal battle of Serhii Neboha
A vast number of animals have suffered since the beginning of the full-scale Russian aggression. The well-known cynologist Serhii Neboha helps his colleagues save dogs and talks about the problems of evacuation, cases of cruelty to animals, and the destruction of kennels.
Kharkiv Human Rights Group’s position regarding the detention and prosecution of Kostyantyn Zhevago
KHPG sees political persecution in the investigation of businessman Konstantin Zhevago and opposes his extradition to Ukraine.
His mother was shot, and the place of work was destroyed — Russian occupation harshly affected the life of Trostianets resident Serhii Pentin
In just a month of occupation, the Russians destroyed the center of Trostianets, bringing death and injury to hundreds of families. The military shot Serhii"s mother on the way to the hospital. Also, the biscuit shop where Serhii worked burned down at the chocolate factory.