The Russians “treat torture as entertainment” – Enerhodar Deputy Mayor held hostage for almost a year
Ivan Samoidiuk, First Deputy Mayor of Enerhodar, was the first of many Ukrainian civilians from Enerhodar to be taken prisoner by the Russian invaders
Children 'beaten for supporting Ukraine'. Seventeen kids returned after being held in Russian-occupied Crimea
Seventeen Ukrainian children have been rescued and returned to their families, after a supposed ‘summer camp’ in Russian-occupied Crimea turned into six months effective captivity
Russia stages mass raids on Nobel Peace Prize laureate, brings criminal charges against Memorial Head for condemning its war against Ukraine
Russia has carried out mass raids and searches of the office of the Memorial Society and its members, with its co-chair, Oleg Orlov facing criminal charges and a likely prison sentence for supposedly ‘discrediting the Russian armed forces’.
Ukrainian seized in Russian-occupied Mariupol, tortured and accused of ‘terrorism’ for sharing Navalny’s surname
25-year-old Iryna Navalna has been held in Russian-occupied Donetsk since September 2022, with her mother convinced that she has been targeted because she shares the same surname as Russia’s most prominent political prisoner
Putin visits Mariupol in propaganda stunt by night to conceal how Russia has destroyed the city
82 years after Adolf Hitler carried out a visit to Nazi-occupied Mariupol, Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin has also entered the city Russia gained control of after months of relentless bombing and shelling
Arrest warrant against Putin sends a vital signal, however Russia began committing that war crime in 2014
Russian leader Vladimir Putin may not be detained in the near future, but the International Criminal Court’s decision to issue an arrest warrant against him and Maria Lvova-Belova is no mere symbolic gesture
Russian court jails soldier for admitting to proven war crimes in Ukraine
A military court in Khabarovsk has sentenced Russian soldier Daniil Frolkin to five and a half years’ imprisonment in a case clearly intended to deter other soldiers from admitting to war crimes in Ukraine
Russia denies Ukrainian prisoners of war protected status, tortures out 'confessions' and then stages illegal ‘trials’
If Russia had real evidence of war crimes, and not ‘confessions’ extracted through torture, it would be openly holding such trials and not hiding behind its puppet ‘republics’
Russia intensifies terror against children and their parents in occupied parts of Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts
Moscow is intent on inculcating ‘Russian world’ ideology in occupied parts of the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, and it needs children to receive maximum exposure to such propaganda at school
Russia 'sentences' POW and prominent human rights defender Maksym Butkevych to 13 years on fictitious charges
Russia is flagrantly violating international law by staging the ‘trial’ and ‘sentencing’ of well-known journalist and human rights defender Makysm Butkevych and two other prisoners of war seized while carrying out their military duties
Tortured by Russian invaders for “Glory to Ukraine” or a chevron with the Ukrainian flag
The Russians who occupied Pisky-Radkivski (Kharkiv oblast) imprisoned and tortured civilians for demonstrating a pro-Ukrainian position, while also instilling terror, with young women in danger of being abducted and raped
Kharkiv ‘refugee’ held prisoner in psychiatric hospital for refusing Russian citizenship
A Ukrainian woman from Kharkiv has been returned to Ukraine after being effectively held prisoner in Russia for ten months in two psychiatric hospitals because she refused to accept Russian citizenship
Russian military pilot who knowingly bombed Kharkiv civilian targets sentenced to 12 years
Maksym Krysztop, a Russian pilott who admitted in March 2022 that he knew he was bombing civilian targets in Kharkiv oblast, including the Kharkiv TV tower, was found guilty of war crimes
Izium mass graves and torture as ‘a microcosm of Russian atrocities’ in occupied Ukraine
47 civilians, many of them children, were killed in just one of the missile strikes on Izium, in Kharkiv oblast, that Russia continues to claim it is directing only at military targets
Russian invaders abduct and torture Kung-Fu master and four other Ukrainians for fantasy ‘international terrorism trial'
Five Ukrainians from Melitopol were abducted by the Russians in early April, and are facing charges of ‘intentional terrorism’ over an alleged plan to blow up a truck carrying humanitarian supplies.
Russia used prohibited cluster munitions for horrific attack on Kramatorsk Railway Station
Russia’s attack on the Kramatorsk Railway Station on 8 April 2022 was “a violation of the laws of war and an apparent war crime”, Human Rights Watch has concluded in an important study
Invaders seize and imprison former Ukrainian soldier, then kidnap his three children to Russia ‘for adoption’
In modern Russia’s NewSpeak, Ukrainian cities razed to the ground have been ‘liberated’ and children taken to the aggressor state to be ‘re-educated’ and turned into ‘Russians’ – ‘saved’.
A Year of Full-Scale Russia-Ukraine War: the Kharkiv Region
In total, our organization documented 9,252 incidents in the Kharkiv Region during the reporting period. When classified by type of event, the most recorded incidents were related to shelling or bombing—information about at least 6,048 such incidents was collected.
Russia announces ‘trial’ of Ukrainian prisoner of war on extremely dubious charges
Anton Cherednyk is about to go on ‘trial’ in Russia on charges that the Russian authorities have no right to lay, and under circumstances that suggest that this will be the latest of many show trials since Russia first invaded Ukraine in 2014.