Russia reserves housing and warmth for its military and collaborators in devastated Mariupol
In Mariupol tens of thousands of residents have no heating and are forced to stand in queues for many hours just to receive bread or some hot food.
Genocide and the acts defined by that crime: Some thoughts
The deliberate actions of the enemy’s forces in Ukraine, its missile attacks on civilian targets and crucial infrastructure, and intentional mass murder together point to a single goal: genocide.
Russian FSB attaches electric currents to genitals to force abducted Ukrainian to sign multiple ‘confessions’
Yaroslav Zhuk, a volunteer from Melitopol (Zaporizhzhia oblast) who was taken hostage by the Russian invaders in June this year, has revealed harrowing details of the torture he was subjected to
UK law firm launches legal action against Russia’s Wagner mercenaries over terrorism and war crimes in Ukraine
The UK-based law firm McCue Jury & Partners has served notice of legal action against Yevgeny Prigozhin and the notorious unit of Russian mercenaries, the ‘Wagner Group’] whom he controls and finances
Russian invaders install terror methods of censorship in occupied Zaporizhzhia oblast
Less than a month after a fake ‘referendum’ fabricated pro-Russian unanimity, the invaders have announced that they will be checking people’s telephones in search of subscriptions to Ukrainian Telegram channels
Russia takes Ukrainian children prisoner in "first wave of deportation"
As feared, Russia and its local collaborators are refusing to return Ukrainian children who were supposedly sent on holiday or to study in Russia or occupied Crimea.
Russia Today sacks presenter who calls for kids to be drowned, but has no problem with calls to genocide against Ukraine
Anton Krasovsky was fired for suggesting that Ukrainian kids be killed, but not for claiming that elderly Ukrainians wanted to be raped, that Ukraine had no right to exist and that those with whom it would be difficult to share one country should be shot
Russia uses Kherson ‘evacuation’ for enforced disappearance of more Ukrainian hostages and POWs
The Russian invaders are moving Ukrainian civilian hostages and prisoners of war away from Kherson oblast, without any indication as to where they are being taken
Russian invaders destroy Memorial to Victims of Holodomor in Mariupol
“The Russians are continuing to destroy everything that is linked with Ukraine, our culture, history and heritage” - Petro Andriushchenko, Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol,
Russian paramilitary wanted by Ukraine over role in annexation of Crimea could face 15-year sentence in Czech republic
A Czech court has dismissed one of the charges against Aleksandr Franchetti, but left the main charge unchanged
UN Report: Russia used civilians as human shields and carried out summary executions including of a 14-year-old
The report paints a damning picture of the Russians’ methods of warfare, including indiscriminate attacks; the use of civilians as human shields and the shooting of civilians who were attempting to flee
‘Guilty’ of being Ukrainian: Teacher abducted by the Russian invaders and held incommunicado for six months
Ukrainian teacher Viktoria Andrusha and other civilian hostages and POWs were forced to sing the Russian national anthem every day, threatened with having their heads shaved and, in many cases, subjected to physical reprisals
Russian criminals serving huge sentences ‘pardoned’ and freed after fighting against Ukraine
Russian criminals, at least two of whom were serving long sentences for grave crimes, have been freed after taking part in Russia’s war against Ukraine
Putin admits Russia is deliberately bombing Ukrainian energy infrastructure, playgrounds and apartments out of revenge
In two days Russian missiles have hit around 30% of Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, as well as a playground, educational and medical institutions and other clear civilian objects
While bombing Zaporizhzhia, the invaders announce plans to take Ukrainian children to Russia for ‘rehabilitation’
Russia’s pretend ‘concern’ about the welfare of Ukrainian children comes soon after it bombed a humanitarian convoy and amid savage bombing of residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia
Russia forcibly mobilizes Ukrainian men in occupied Melitopol and deports women for patriotism
The Russian invaders are forcibly deporting Ukrainians from their homes in occupied parts of the Zaporizhzhia oblast for as little as a T-shirt with the Ukrainian flag
Bodies of more tortured victims and Russian torture chambers found in liberated parts of Kharkiv oblast
This brings to at least twenty the number of Russian prisons / torture chambers which have come to light since the Ukrainian Armed Forces liberated the area in early September.
Mariupol, an Example of Genocide
Yevgeny Zakharov (KHPG) and Tatyana Samoderzhenkova (Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union) identify genocidal acts by Russia’s armed forces against the inhabitants of Mariupol.
Russian atrocities at Bucha may be nothing to those that will be found when Kherson is liberated
While claiming near 100% support for ‘joining Russia’ in its fake referendum, the Russian invaders are intensifying so-called ‘filtration measures’, with almost any residents in danger of being seized and / or disappearing