22 September 2023
57 bodies from Izium mass grave still unidentified
As noted by the Kharkiv Region Prosecutor’s Office, more than twenty of the exhumed bodies suffered broken bones, 15 bore gunshot wounds and at least 15 showed signs of torture.
21 September 2023
The role of professional communities in qualifying and overcoming the consequences of genocide in Ukraine
Continuation of the discussion on the nature of genocide.
19 September 2023
Police have set up in Bucha a documentation centre for Russian war crimes
To gather information about war crimes committed in the Kyiv Region by the Russian invaders, the Ukrainian police have set up a documentation centre in the town of Bucha and created a Telegram channel to cover the same subject.
18 September 2023
Trampling the starry firmament in their filthy boots
How the Russian invaders almost destroyed the UTR-2 telescope outside Hrakove (a village near Kharkiv), the largest of its kind in the world. For almost seven months the observatory was occupied by Russian forces. KHPG monitors visited the site in late autumn 2022.
15 September 2023
Defending POWs and civilian prisoners: the role of the Red Cross
Under international humanitarian law the International Committee of the Red Cross should play a key role in defending the rights of prisoners of war and captive civilians. The present Russo-Ukrainian war has shown that it is not meeting certain of its obligations. As a result, thousands have suffered.
13 September 2023
One step away from death — the story of volunteer Maksym Vainer
Maksym Vainer worked in an international team engaged in medical evacuation in the Bakhmut area. They were trying to evacuate a woman wounded after a shelling when a Russian missile hit their car. Maksym received numerous injuries, and his partner, an American medical volunteer, Pete Reed, died.
11 September 2023
Sources of Russian cruelty
Olena Hrybanova, a psychiatrist working in Ukraine, identifies three reasons for the systematic sadism of Russian soldiers and explains why their Ukrainian victims often do not receive the treatment they need.
09 September 2023
‘Man is not a consumable material for solving state tasks’, — Jan Rachinsky
Speech of chairman of the International ‘Memorial’ Society in Oslo on August 31, 2023 at the Nobel Peace Conference: Human Rights Heroes.
07 September 2023
For all it achieved, this commission might not have been created
On 1 July 2022, Ukraine’s parliament (Verkhovna Rada) created a temporary specialised commission to deal with issues of international humanitarian and criminal law arising from Russia’s war against Ukraine.
06 September 2023
‘The concept of genocide needs to be re-examined’, says author of submission to the International Criminal Court
On 28 August the T4P Initiative submitted a long and detailed report to the International Criminal Court about the acts of genocide perpetrated by Russia in and around Mariupol. We talk to KHPG expert Mikhailo Romanov about the prospects for this report.
01 September 2023
‘When Freedom Square was hit by a rocket, our house shook’
Nataliia Frolova has two native cities: Berdiansk, where she was born and raised her daughter, and Kharkiv, where she had moved a few years before the full-scale war. Both cities suffered at the hands of the enemy.
30 August 2023
The Tribunal for Putin has published the first legal assessment of genocide in Ukraine
On 28 August, the human rights initiative T4P launched its submission to the International Criminal Court, detailing the acts of genocide committed by Russia in and around the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
29 August 2023
Shelling of civilians: The T4P Initiative has prepared a submission to the International Criminal Court. Press Release
On August 22, the T4P Initiative presented a document to the International Criminal Court regarding attacks on Ukrainian civilians by Russian troops.
28 August 2023
‘I prayed to God for my trees to resist’
Liudmyla Lomeiko, a resident of Moshun (village in Kyiv Region), used to transmit the coordinates of the enemy to her son, who is serving now in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, during the first days of the full-scale war. She prayed for the trees she had planted with her own hands to resist.
26 August 2023
Why should the transfer of Ukrainian prisoners of war to Hungary cause concern?
On June 8, 2023, it was reported that 11 Ukrainian POWs of Transcarpathian origin were handed to Hungary with the assistance of the Russian Orthodox Church.
25 August 2023
Cars, washing machines, jewelry, and sausages: How the occupants robbed the Kharkiv Region
On the Russian military looting in the Kharkiv Region.
18 August 2023
60 thousand Ukrainians forcibly mobilized to fight Russia’s war against Ukraine
Nobody knows the number of men forcibly mobilized from occupied Donbas and killed as Russia’s cannon fodder for its war of aggression against Ukraine.
14 August 2023
‘Russian soldiers stopped the car with bread, threw the bread out and ran over it with their car. So that people would have nothing to eat’
A resident from Kherson tells how the city lived during the first days of the Russian occupation.
09 August 2023
Destroyed Tsyrkuny from the air
Tsyrkuny is a village near Kharkiv, which the Russians occupied on the first day of the war. Tsyrkuny was a launch pad for the shelling of Kharkiv.
07 August 2023
What remains of Izium
Since mid-2022, KHPG researchers have been taking photos, from the ground and from drones, of the damage and destruction wreaked by the war throughout the Kharkiv Region. The following photos illustrate what remained of Izium after it was liberated.
03 August 2023
Russian forces have used sexual violence as a weapon against Ukraine
A special approach is needed when working with those who have suffered sexual violence linked to the present conflict. It is of great importance to gather testimony and establish patterns of behaviour. As of early May 2023, 182 incidents of this kind had been fully documented.
02 August 2023
Over 24,000 civilians killed, wounded, or missing, during 14 months of war
Thousands of civilians have died or been wounded by Russian shelling and bombing since the full-scale invasion in late February 2022. Many others have disappeared. The worst affected are the areas bordering Russia.
01 August 2023
‘Couple of men were sitting drinking tea in the kitchenette. A shell fell there and they were just torn apart’
Pensioner Mykola Perepelytsia lives in Krasnopillia (Donetsk Region). His village has been subjected to numerous airstrikes. He says: “An aircraft came every morning, smashing houses and tearing down roofs”.