Russian invaders abduct Kherson oblast local leader, install “worst of the worst” collaborators
Armed Russians burst into the home of Dmytro Liakhno, Head of the Hornostaiivka Hromada in Kherson oblast, in the morning of 3 August
Admission of guilt: Russia blocks international investigation of Olenivka mass killing of Ukrainian POWs
Why are the International Committee of the Red Cross and UN doing next to nothing to effectively investigate the 29 July killing of around 53 Ukrainian prisoners of war, held captive in Russian-occupied Donbas
Russia releases convicted mass murderer to fight in Ukraine, then awards him ‘for bravery’
Ivan Neparatov, leader of a Russian criminal gang, was serving 25 years for five murders and multiple other crimes when he was offered his freedom and money in exchange for fighting Russia’s war against Ukraine
Half a Year 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 180 days of the full-scale Russia-Ukraine war (February 24–August 22, 2022).
Russia plans special propaganda ‘lesson’ explaining to children in occupied Ukraine why the bombing of their cities is ‘liberation’
The aim of this 'lesson' of lies ais clearly to present war criminals as ‘heroes’ and Russia’s aggression against Ukraine as aimed at ‘liberation’
Russian invaders plan ‘trial’ of abducted Ukrainian volunteer on charge of ‘international terrorism’
Yaroslav Zhuk, a volunteer from Melitopol has been imprisoned for well over two months, with the aggressor state now accusing him of ‘international terrorism’.
Russia teaches Mariupol children to shoot and to hate Ukraine
The Mariupol City Council has posted photos from a so-called ‘children’s camp’ in Melekino, near Mariupol, and accuses the invaders of using Nazi methods and “trying to turn Mariupol children into Hitlerjugend”
Russia effectively admits to using Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant as a military base
Russia’s Rosgvardia fighters have reported ‘detaining’ more employees of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant and have effectively acknowledged, against Russia’s own denials, that the invading state is using the nuclear plant as a military base
Abducted Kherson woman likely imprisoned and tortured by Russian FSB
Iryna Horobtsova is almost certainly held by the Russian FSB, with the latter accusing a Ukrainian citizen of obstructing Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukrainian territory.
Russia has killed hundreds of civilians in Ukraine with banned cluster munitions
Due to Russia’s full-scale invasion, Ukraine was the only country in the world where cluster munitions were being used in August 2022, with Russia using them widely in densely populated areas
Ukrainian POWs threatened with execution if they won’t blame Ukraine for Russia’s bombing of Mariupol
Long before the horrific explosion at Olenivka that killed 53 Ukrainian prisoners of war, Russia had used claims that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were bombing the prison as part of their psychological pressure on the POWs.
Russia sends forcibly mobilized Ukrainians from occupied Donbas to die as ‘live bait’ at the frontline
Russia does not need to keep any record of how many Ukrainian men, forcibly mobilized from occupied Donbas, are killed in the fighting, nor pay compensation to the men’s families
Russia kills and maims children in Kharkiv and claims it ‘destroyed mercenaries’
Russia launched a massive missile strike on Kharkiv and Krasnohrad (Kharkiv oblast) in the early hours of 18 August, killing at least 17 civilians, including an 11-year-old child.
Jail or steep fines in Russian-occupied Crimea for playing a Ukrainian anti-war song or for saying ‘Glory to Ukraine’
A Russian-controlled ‘court’ in occupied Crimea has sentenced disk jockey Yury Rodionov to ten days administrative arrest for playing a Ukrainian song, with video accompaniment showing Ukrainian soldiers and symbols
Ukrainian volunteer asphyxiated, beaten and half-starved in Russian ‘filtration’ concentration camp
25-year-old Ihor Talalai spent 88 days in Russian captivity after being seized by Russian-controlled soldiers as he tried to evacuate people from Mariupol
Pregnant Ukrainian medic held in Russian captivity for four months
Mariana Mamonova is in her seventh month of pregnancy and concern is acute both for her and for her unborn baby in the appalling conditions of Russian captivity.
Russia razes Ukrainian city to the ground and says ‘there’s no point’ to rebuilding it
Popasna in the Luhansk oblast became known far beyond Ukraine for Russia’s savage methods of warfare, including the apparent beheading of a Ukrainian soldier.
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.