Missing persons and enforced disappearances in the Kherson Region (24 February-24 June 2022)
During Russia’s all-out war against Ukraine the Kherson Region became a part of the country with the highest number of enforced disappearances and illegal detention among civilians. To date (24 June 2022) 412 victims of these crimes have been identified.
Russian proxy ‘Donetsk republic’ threatens foreign defenders of Ukraine will be executed, with families not told when
There is no such thing as an independent court in ‘DPR’ and any decision regarding the two Britons' and Moroccan's fate will be taken by Moscow
Large protest in Russian-devastated Mariupol after pensioners die trying to find drinking water
Mariupol residents are forced to stand in huge queues for the five litres of drinking water allowed under Russian occupation
Russia begins propaganda of war against Ukraine at pre-school level
The situation is particularly shocking in occupied Crimea, where the schoolchildren reportedly forced to send ‘letters of gratitude’ to soldiers fighting in Ukraine may well have family now being bombed or shelled by those same Russian invaders.
Covert mobilization and Ukrainian conscripts from occupied Crimea sent to die in Russia’s war against Ukraine
Russia has used the armed formations it calls ‘republics’ in occupied Donbas to seize Ukrainian men and forcibly send them to the frontline where very many have been killed, and it now appears to be planning a form of mobilization in occupied Crimea
Russia instals FSB man, other Russians to ‘govern’ occupied Kherson where the population hates them
Moscow has clearly despaired of finding enough local collaborators to ‘govern’ the parts of the Kherson oblast currently under its occupation, and has brought in its own
Russia removes last doctors after destroying Mariupol and causing humanitarian disaster
Russia has reportedly sent the last doctors out of occupied Mariupol despite the real danger of epidemic in a city devastated by Russian bombing and shelling.
Belarusian rail partisans who helped save Kyiv from the Russian invaders threatened with death sentences
Three Belarusians are about to go on trial, with the Belarusian Investigative Committee having already labelled them ‘traitors’ and threatened the death penalty
Missing and Detained Individuals in the Kharkiv Region: An analytical review (24 February to 23 June 2022)
The KHPG has been documenting war crimes since the first day of the war.It draws on information from open sources and appeals it receives from the victims or their relatives. In the past four months, we documented 590 incidents in the Kharkiv Regionin which a total of 777 people disappeared.
Russia moves to eradicate Ukraine from schools in occupied Mariupol, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia
Russia is eager to instil so-called ‘Russian standards’, including Russia’s lies about its war against Ukraine, and is having difficulty finding local teachers willing to collaborate with them.
What ‘denazification? Russian neo-Nazis used to fight Moscow’s war to destroy Ukraine
There is already evidence that three notorious Russian neo-Nazis are back fighting in Ukraine, and the number is more than likely to be higher.
Russia steps up abductions for torture and ransom in occupied Zaporizhzhia oblast
People begin disappearing as soon as Russians seize any Ukrainian territory, as the situation in Enerhodar and Melitopol shows
Russia produces a variation of easily disproven lies about its horrific war crime in Kremenchuk
Soon after Russia's missile strike on a Kremenchuk shopping centre, Putin's press secretary offered a swift end to the war if Ukraine capitulated. He did not state that otherwise such atrocities would continue, but this was, after all, obvious
Disappearances in the Zaporizhzhia Region (24 February to 18 June 2022)
Among the categories of people who disappeared the majority were ordinary citizens. They were not working for the media, and there is no information about them. It is proving impossible to determine their fate. Their occupations are unknown, and it remains unclear what category we can put them in.
Mayor of Kherson abducted after refusing to collaborate with Russian invaders
Ihor Kolykhaev, elected Mayor of Kherson, was abducted by Russian soldiers on 28 June and is almost certainly in danger
INCIDENTS IN KHARKIV AND THE KHARKIV REGION recorded by the KHPG during the first 120 days (24 February-23 June 2022) of Russia's all-out war against Ukraine
The analysis of the collected information provides grounds to claim that there were deaths and injuries of civilian people, destruction and damage of civilian objects – residential buildings and civilian infrastructure facilities – due to wilful and indiscriminate shelling. The studied data also provides reasons to claim alleged incidents of enforced disappearances, captures of civilians, violations of humanitarian corridors and attacks on humanitarian aid supplies, looting, killings and others.
Collaborators with Russian state terrorism should be thrown out of International Federation of Journalists
There has been total silence from the main Russian press agencies about Russia’s bombing of a shopping centre in Kremenchuk, and the Russian Union of Journalists never reports anything that could annoy the Kremlin
Russian legislative changes would mean school leavers can officially be sent to fight in Ukraine
The new move has been criticized as making Russia’s armed forces “incredibly unprofessional”, with contract soldiers effectively becoming so much ‘cannon fodder’.
Medics taken prisoner by Russian invaders for treating defenders of Ukraine in Mariupol
Russia finally released renowned paramedic Yulia Paevska, but is still illegally holding a huge number of other doctors and paramedics who were taken prisoner while trying to save lives during Russia’s bloody siege of Mariupol