‘Vote to join Russia’ or armed soldiers will come for you
Russia has held the first three of five days of ‘voting’ in Russian-occupied parts of the Donetsk; Luhansk; Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, with Moscow claiming that this extraordinary stunt is a ‘referendum’ on joining Russia
Russia heavily targets Crimean Tatars in forced mobilization in occupied Crimea
Reports from occupied Crimea suggest that Russia’s measures aimed at forcibly mobilizing men to fight its war against Ukraine are specifically targeting Crimean Tatars
Silence abets Russia in torturing and risking the lives of Ukrainian hostages and POWs in occupied Donbas
Of the civilian hostages, ‘sentenced’ by these Russian proxy entities on ‘spying’ or even ‘treason’ charges, very many are known to have been imprisoned and savagely tortured for their pro-Ukrainian position
Russia needs sham "referendums" on occupied territory to forcibly mobilize Ukrainians as cannon fodder
Russia is to hold pseudo ‘referendums’ in the occupied parts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts this weekend, with the plan clearly to swiftly declare them all ‘part of the Russian Federation’
Russia sentences Crimean Tatar Mejlis leader Nariman Dzhelyal to 17 years in revenge for Crimea Platform
A kangaroo court in Russian-occupied Crimea has imposed horrific sentences against Nariman Dzhelyal and two young cousins, Asan and Aziz Akhtemov, on entirely fictitious ‘sabotage’ charges
First evidence of Russian abductions, torture and forced deportation from Kozacha Lopan (Kharkiv oblast)
Every populated area in Ukraine which has been liberated after Russian occupation has tales to tell of brutality, torture and disappearances, with those in Kharkiv oblast no exception
Russia claims Ukraine ‘abducted’ the Sri Lankan students freed after months in Russian captivity
Seven Sri Lankan medical students are receiving medical care after they were rescued by the Ukrainian Armed Forces after four months held prisoner by the Russian invaders, occupying Vovchansk (Kharkiv oblast).
Russia’s Luhansk proxies ‘sentence’ two OSCE employees to 13 years on grotesque treason charges
The spectacle was condemned by the OSCE as “nothing but pure political theatre… inhumane and repugnant
Izium Mass Graves: Tortured victims with bound hands and entire families killed by the Russian invaders
Demands are mounting for an international tribunal over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the growing evidence of mass war crimes
Valentin Vyhivsky: Eight years of torture in Russian captivity for being Ukrainian
It is exactly eight years since Russia’s FSB abducted Valentin Vyhivsky from occupied Crimea and took him to Moscow, where he was held incommunicado for around eight months and savagely tortured
Look at this instead. Anti-war activities in Russia, 2-11 September 2022
A Russian artist Alevtina Yelsukova has sewn a quilt resembling the TV signal screen and sold it at auction. The money will be used to buy blankets for Ukrainian refugees. This quilt could cover the largest TV screen and stop anyone watching it again
There’s always a choice. Anti-war activities in Russia, 23-27 August
Russia today is a dictatorial regime with strict censorship. Yet as a protestor from a small village in Central Russia wrote of recent attempts to bribe men into joining the army, “You can’t cure death with money. There’s always a choice”.
Vovchansk Engineering Works: Dungeons on the Chechen Model
On Sunday, 11 September, Vovchansk was one of dozens of towns and villages liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. A month ago, Iryna Skachko described the use to which its largest factory was put during months of enemy occupation.
Information about Russia’s war crimes is now available in seven languages
KHPG and other Ukrainian human rights NGOs are launching a website of the T4P war crimes initiative.
Fascism is here in Russia. Anti-war activities in Russia, 15-22 August
New investigations into acts “discrediting” the Russian army were opened in Elista (Kalmykia, South Russia), in Buinaksk (Dagestan) and Ingushetia in the North Caucasus, and in Petrozavodsk (Karelia), St Petersburg and Krasnodar (South Russia).
‘They shot at our feet, near us, and one guy was wounded with an electric shocker...’
The Russian military said, “Now there will be an execution here, take everything out of your jacket pockets and sit down,” — how the Russian military mocked the volunteers in the occupied Mariupol.
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).
Those who unleashed this war will not go to Heaven. Anti-War activities In Russia, 7-14 August 2022
St Petersburg priest Father Ioann Kurmoyarov has been held in custody since 9 June. “The blessed peace-makers will end up in Heaven,” he said. “you understand what I’m saying? The peace-makers. Those who unleashed this aggression will not be going there.”
‘In a panic, people abandoned their bed-ridden relatives.’ А resident of Mariupol story about how people were coerced to leave for Russia
Andriy Potayenko, a 47-year-old engineer left Mariupol on 24 March. During that month he saw tanks shooting at a kindergarten and residential buildings and even quarreled with the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) fighters.
Conflicting values and conflicting narratives: the case of Russia’s war on Ukraine
Putin’s war in Europe against democratic values is only the first wide scale assault on the West. The great dictatorial and conquering empires of the past are waking up in Moscow, Istanbul and Beijing.