Not Putin alone. Majority of Russians surveyed have no problem with Russia’s carnage and destruction in Ukraine
The Levada Centre surveys should be read by all of those wanting to believe that a single madman is dragging his country into a war they didn’t ask for and do not support.
“We can"t clean ourselves from the blood” – digest of Russian protests
Anna Perova and Ludmila Annenkova made an action «We can"t clean ourselves from the blood»: barefoot, in dresses with red stains, they stood out near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Moscow. Both were detained. Activists are printing newspapers, preparing instructions for anti-war protests and even creating poetry in exchange for donations for Ukrainian refugees.
Russia abducts 25 volunteers delivering humanitarian aid to Mariupol, threatens to put them ‘on trial’
25 volunteer drivers delivering humanitarian aid to Russian-besieged Mariupol have been imprisoned for two months, with the Russian proxy Donetsk ‘republic’ threatening them with 10-year ‘sentences’
Ukrainian "refugees" in Russia forced to give "testimony" blaming Ukraine for Russian war crimes
Two separate sources in Russia have reported that Ukrainian refugees are being interrogated by Russian ‘investigators’ and pushed into providing ‘testimony’ that they came under fire from the Ukrainian Armed Forces
Russian soldiers given long sentences in Ukraine for bombing civilian targets in Kharkiv oblast
In the second sentence for war crimes since Russia began its total invasion of Ukraine, two young Russian contract soldiers have received 11.5 year sentences for bombing civilian areas in the Kharkiv oblast.
Ukrainian POWs endure horrific torture by Russian captors
Recently freed Ukrainian prisoners of war have given harrowing accounts of the torture, cruel and degrading treatment they were subjected to after being taken prisoner
GANHRI and ENNHRI open letter on serious concerns in relation to the proposal to dismiss the current Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights
Despite Russia’s total war against Ukraine and serious concerns expressed by human rights NGOs, 235 lawmakers voted on 31 May to dismiss Lyudmyla Denisova from her post as Ukrainian Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights
The letter on the attempt to remove the Ombudsman from the position – to all people concerned
On 30 May it became known that the people’s deputies want to use the new law (“On the legal regime of martial law”) by proclaiming mistrust to Denisova after an instruction from Bankova street. If it happens, the independence of the institution of the Commissioner can be buried and forgotten. That independence survived in the winter months of Maidan, and later – in spring 2014 in opposition to the whims of parliamentarians. It was defended. The law defeated the arbitrariness.
Prosecution witnesses confirm testimony’ against Crimean Tatar leader Nariman Dzhelyal was obtained through torture
Both of the Crimean Tatars abducted together with political prisoners Nariman Dzhelyal and two cousins - Asan and Aziz Akhtemov, have stated during the trial of the latter that their ‘testimony’ against the defendants was given under torture
Russian invaders use Mariupol supermarket to dump the bodies of their victims
he Mariupol authorities have reposted a harrowing photo which appears to show the premises of a supermarket being used as a dumping ground for the bodies of Mariupol residents
Russia imprisons three lawyers amid mounting repression in occupied Crimea and newly seized Ukrainian cities
The mass arrests and imprisonment on absurd charges are clearly a threat, aimed at deterring lawyers from defending Russia’s growing number of political prisoners
International experts issue stark warning of Russian genocide against Ukraine
An independent study has concluded that there is a serious risk of Russian genocide in Ukraine evidenced both in Russia’s incitement to commit genocide and in its pattern of atrocities
Summary of events that took place in Kharkiv and Kharkiv region during the first 90 days of the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war (February 24 – May 24 2022)
The analysis of the collected information gives grounds to claim that there were deaths and injuries of civilians, destruction and damage of civilian objects due to wilful shelling and indiscriminate shelling, probable incidents of enforced disappearances, captures of civilians, violations of humanitarian corridors and attacks on humanitarian aid supplies and convoys, volunteers, looting, killings.
“Fight poverty, not Ukraine” – digest of Russian protests
In Dagestan a schoolgirl finished her graduation speech with phrases : “No to War! Free Ukraine! Putin is a devil”. She was forced to publicly apologize for this.
Russia carries out multiple arrests of Crimean Tatar lawyers representing victims of repression in occupied Crimea
Four Crimean Tatar lawyers, all well-known for their tireless work in representing Russia’s ever-mounting number of Crimean Tatar and other Ukrainian political prisoners, have been detained in the last two days
Russia kills at least 240 Ukrainian children, forcibly deports thousands of others
Killings, rape and sexual abuse; enforced deportation and abduction are just some of the appalling war crimes that Russian military are committing in Ukraine
Summary of the events that occurred in Kherson city and Kherson oblast during the 90 days of the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war (February 24 – May 24 2022)
This publication provides the summary of the information gathered by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, within the global initiative “Tribunal for Putin” on the alleged international crimes in 90 days of the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war. 840 episodes were documented and recorded in the database.
Putin’s new Russian ‘citizenship’ decree demonstrates plans to annex much more Ukrainian territory
The new move is still further confirmation, should any more have been required, that Putin was lying when he claimed that Russia was not seeking to annex still further parts of Ukrainian territory
Ukrainian seized and sentenced in Russian-occupied Crimea for pro-Ukrainian social media comments
A 21-year-old Crimean has received an 18-month suspended sentence in Russian-occupied Crimea for “pro-Ukrainian slogans” on social media