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.
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”