270 days of full-scale Russia-Ukraine war in the Kharkiv Region
In this article, we publish a summary of the events that took place in the Kharkiv Region during the first 270 days of the full-scale Russia-Ukraine war (February 24 - November 20, 2022) and were documented by the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group in the “T4P” initiative database.
Russians imprisoned 14-year-old boy and girls in Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts
14-year-old Vitalik was held prisoner by the Russians for ten days. He was cold, hungry and, doubtless, very frightened, with the invaders of his Kherson oblast village threatening to take him to Russia ‘for trial’
Responsibility for attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure
Shelling of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure was accompanied by statements of high-ranking Russian officials confirming that these sites were being targeted and admitting that such sites were part of the country’s civilian infrastructure.
Russia destroys the centre of Mariupol to conceal its war crimes while leaving residents to die of the cold
New Maxar satellite images show more graves in occupied Mariupol, and confirm that the Russians are destroying buildings, while building a military compound
Russians deliberately beat Ukrainian haemophiliac, threaten to rape his 17-year-old sister in front of her father
The more Oleh Dyhalo from Kozacha Lopan pleaded with the invaders to not touch his son, as any bleeding could be fatal, the more the Russians beat the young man
Children trained to be ‘Putin’s faithful soldiers’ in Russian-occupied Crimea
Russia began trying to get Ukrainian children to want to kill Ukrainians and defend the aggressor state from soon after its invasion of Crimea, but this is the first time that military training will be added to the ordinary school curriculum.
Evangelical deacon and his son found murdered near Nova Kakhovka after being abducted by the Russians
The bodies have been found in a forest near Nova Kakhovka of Anatoliy Prokopchuk, an evangelical deacon and his son, Oleksandr.
Ukrainian poet and writer Volodymyr Vakulenko killed after being seized by Russian invaders
A DNA test has confirmed that the body buried as ‘No. 319’ at the Izium mass burial site is that of Volodymyr Vakulenko
Russian invaders abduct two Ukrainian Greek Catholic priests from Berdiansk and accuse them of ‘terrorism’
Two priests from the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church have been abducted by the Russian invaders in Berdiansk (Zaporizhzhia oblast) with ominous indications that Russia is planning to stage a cynical show trial
Despite Russia admitting to terrorism against Ukraine, OSCE will not expel it
A top Kremlin official has effectively stated that Russia will continue bombing Ukraine’s critical infrastructure and killing civilians until Kyiv agrees to its demands
Russian torture was particularly savage in Kherson oblast, with even teenagers imprisoned
Young lads, some who looked no older than 14, were imprisoned, in one case for ripping down a Russian flag
Ukraine accuses Russia of #Makiivka perfidy through simulated surrender
While Russia is claiming that Ukraine killed prisoners of war who had surrendered, this is not borne out by video footage
Russia forces Mariupol children to knit socks for soldiers in Ukraine to kill Ukrainians
While Mariupol residents continue to freeze because of Russia’s destruction of their homes, children are being forced to knit warm things for the soldiers killing their compatriots
Eight months of abductions and torture, as Russia’s terrorism intensifies at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant
There have again been attacks on the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, while many of those from the plant and neighbouring Enerhodar, like Deputy Mayor Ivan Samoidiuk held hostage
Russia left a trail of mined kindergartens and torture chambers in Kharkiv oblast
After Ukraine’s Armed Forces drive the Russians out of any populated area, they discover that the retreating invaders have left mines in kindergartens, in playgrounds and in people’s homes.
Three life sentences and confirmation that Russia should be on trial for the shooting down of MH17
The District Court of the Hague has convicted three of four men on trial over the shooting down of Malaysian airliner MH17 over occupied Donbas on 17 July 2014 and has accepted that Russia was in overall control
63 bodies of Ukrainians tortured by Russians already found in liberated Kherson oblast
11 places have already been found in liberated parts of Kherson oblast, where the Russian occupiers held Ukrainian civilians prisoner
UN demands Russia pays Ukraine reparations as probe into Kherson war crimes begins
The UN resolution comes after eight months of deliberate and massive damage to entire Ukrainian regions, to critical infrastructure and the environment, as well as a huge death toll
Russia loots 15 thousand artworks, medical equipment and anything that can be plundered from Kherson oblast
In retreating from Kherson, the Russian invaders stole around 15 thousand artworks, as well as medical equipment and the usual range of household items, from toilets to washing machines
Ukrainian writer and civic activist abducted and tortured for Russian propaganda video
Eight months after Serhiy Tsyhipa, a writer, journalist, and civic activist from Nova Kakhovka (Kherson oblast) was abducted by the Russian invaders, it has been learned that he is being held prisoner in occupied Crimea