Russian show trial of Mariupol Azovstal defenders will likely be held on Ukraine’s Independence Day
It is a war crime to prosecute prisoners of war for carrying out their duties, yet Russia is planning to stage just such a grotesque ‘trial’ of the defenders of Mariupol whom it took prisoner in May 2022
Russia invites Steven Seagal, while blocking the Red Cross from visiting Olenivka prison after killing of 53 Ukrainian prisoners of war
Had the explosion at Olenivka prison really been the result of a HIMARS-launched Ukrainian missile, there would be no reason for Russia to obstruct an investigation, while bringing in Steven Seagal for repugnant propaganda shots
Amnesty International’s 4 August statement. A response by the “Tribunal for Putin” initiative
The 4 August Amnesty statement does not contain a detailed presentation of the information it had accumulated. It fails to provide an analysis of key factors that might permit an assessment of the alleged violations of international humanitarian law by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Ukraine: No peace talks possible if Russia continues with fake referendums to annex Ukrainian territory
Russia is faking mass ‘support’ and offering bribes for pseudo-referendums aimed at rubberstamping its seizure of Ukrainian territory
New Russian shelling of Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant raises real spectre of nuclear disaster
The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency warned that the risk was high even before the new shelling on 6 August
Director of Amnesty International in Ukraine resigns in protest calling controversial Amnesty press release 'a tool of Russian propaganda’
The Ukrainian Office of Amnesty International was not involved in the press release which has drawn criticism from warfare specialists and people involved in documenting the war crimes committed since Russia began its full-scale invasion
Russia killed Inna’s husband, destroyed her home and give awards to the killers for ‘liberating’ Mariupol
Inna Hladka asks bitterly: Excuse me, what exactly did you liberate me from? From my husband; from my family; from our home; from everything”. Now she is ‘free’ because they took everything from her
Invaders stage fake referendum so they can accuse Ukraine of ‘invading Russia’
Russia’s ruling party is using fake ‘help centres’ in parts of Ukraine seized by the Russian army to facilitate the rigging of pseudo ‘referendums’ on Russian annexation of further Ukrainian territory
Chief Kremlin propagandist calls Russia’s killing of elderly civilians – Hero of Ukraine Oleksiy Vadatursky and his wife - 'denazification in action'
The initial response to Russia’s killing of Oleksiy Vadatursky and his elderly wife, from Margarita Simonyan, one of the Kremlin’s main propaganda mouthpieces was both shocking and highly incriminating.
Russian horrific castration of Ukrainian POW was about terror and preventing own soldiers from surrendering
A Russian tweet demanding the ‘humiliating death’ of Azov defenders raises suspicions over the killing of 53 Ukrainian POWs at Olenivka, shortly after Russian propagandists showed a Ukrainian prisoner being castrated
The First 150 Days of the Full-Scale War in Kharkiv and the Kharkiv Region
Incidents in Kharkiv and the Kharkiv region recorded by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group during the first 150 days of the full-scale Russia-Ukraine war (February 24 – July 23, 2022).
Invaders threaten to take children away if parents don’t send them to be indoctrinated ‘to love Russia’
Russia is speeding up attempts to impose ‘education’ according to a Russian curriculum and Russian narrative about its war against Ukraine by 1 September
Russian prisoners offered big money and ‘amnesty’ to kill for Russia in Ukraine
Russia us now using the notorious ‘Wagner’ private military company to go around prison colonies and recruit prisoners, including those convicted of murder or other violent crimes, to kill Ukrainians for Russia.
Russia confirms plans to annex occupied parts of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts
Russia is ploughing ahead with grotesque plans to stage pseudo ‘referendums’ in the parts of the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson oblasts currently under the control of the Russian military
Russian invaders strip Ukrainians of their property rights in occupied Mariupol
After causing massive destruction to Mariupol, Russia, via its puppet ‘Donetsk republic’, is now allocating remaining accommodation to those who collaborate and denying others their property rights
60-year-old Kherson village head tortured ‘for pleasure’ by Russian invaders
Viktor Maruniak, Village Head of Stara Zubrivka in Kherson oblast was tortured for three weeks, with the torture something that the Russian invaders seemed to “somehow get pleasure from”
Russia is waging a bloody war against Ukrainian children
Russia is killing and maiming Ukrainian children each day, as well as committing horrific crimes against them
Three nuclear safety officials abducted from Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which Russia is using to fire missiles at Ukrainian targets
The abductions come just days after the head of Enerhoatom warned that the Russians are cynically using the largest nuclear power plant in Europe for storing weapons and for launching missiles used to shell Nikopol and other targets. (Updated)
Kremlin propagandist proposes to 'share' plundered Ukrainian harvest only with countries who ‘behave’ and support Russia
The Kremlin’s chief propaganda mouthpiece, Margarita Simonyan, has openly proposed using plundered Ukrainian harvest as a weapon, ‘sharing’ what it has stolen only with those countries that “behave properly”.
Russia threatens deportation from Kherson & Zaporizhzhia oblasts for pro-Ukraine views and for ‘discrediting’ the invaders
Ukrainians expressing support for Ukraine and circulating accurate information about Russia’s invasion and the crimes it is committing on Ukrainian territory could be forcibly deported within 24 hours