A Digest of News ✊from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 19 June 2023.

In this week’s bulletin – highlights

Russia begins illegal show ‘trial’ of 22 Ukrainian POWs for defending Ukraine in besieged Mariupol, making no attempt to concoct charges that do not violate both Russian and international law, nor to conceal the emaciated state of men held in Russian captivity. 

Plus: Russia’s kidnapping of children from occupied areas continues.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Russians take almost 300 children from Berdiansk district to Russia (Ukrainska Pravda, June 18th)

Russia begins illegal show ‘trial’ of Ukrainian POWs for defending Ukraine in besieged Mariupol (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 16th)

Terror and videoed ‘repentance’ for supporting Ukraine in Russian-occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 16th)

Occupiers arranged a torture chamber in a school in Kherson Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda, June 16th)

Russia deports another 150 children from occupied Luhansk Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda, June 15th)

Abducted Ukrainian first savagely tortured by Russian FSB, then by prison staff (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 15th)

Destroying passports: Russians increase pressure on Ukrainians flooded in Kherson Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda, June 14th)

‘I looked at him and saw that he had no arm...’ — a resident of Makariv urban-type settlement tells how the invaders killed his grandson (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 12th)

Russia’s reported mining of the Crimean Titanium factory 'could kill tens of thousands' (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 14th)

Former Crimean Tatar Mejlis official abducted and tortured, then imprisoned on absurd charges in Russian-occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 13th)

Russians seize and torture two 16-year-old Ukrainian lads, threaten 20-year sentences (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 12th)

News from Ukraine – general

Kakhovska dam destruction is part of the climate emergency (Open Democracy, June 12th)

Pregnant woman and others killed as the Russians shoot at volunteers and those fleeing the Kakhovka Dam flooding (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 12th)

War Speeches. Russian Front Crushing Down, Ukraine is Closer to NATO (Opora, June 12th)

War-related news from Russia

Binge drinking, prison and loony bin. How Russians avoid mobilisation (The Insider, 17 June)

Russia’s war influencers get their audience with Putin (Open Democracy, June 16th)

Why are Russians who oppose the war not taking to the streets? (Open Democracy, June 14th)

Analysis and comment

Ukraine, Lula’s peace plan and the global fight against the extreme right (Commons (Spil’ne), 16 June)

Adorno in the Kremlin (Posle.Media, 13 June)

Peace talks currently won’t lead to lasting peace – civil society sector (Zmina, June 9th)

Research of human rights abuses

‘It felt like the Lord salvaged people’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 16th)

‘Go away and don’t come back’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 14th)

Trial of Azov Brigade members is a war crime – position of the Center for Civil Liberties (Centre for Civil Lberties, June 15th)

Exploring the Future of Human Rights Documentation: Highlights from RightsCon 2023 (Centre for Civil Lberties, June 13th)

Record 32 countries join Ukraine’s Genocide case against Russia at UN International Court (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 13th)

Inspiring Words from Oleksandra Matviichuk kickoff the 2023 Venice School for Human Rights Defenders (Centre for Civil Lberties, June 10th)

International solidarity, including around the London reconstruction conference

Ukrainian activists demand a voice in reconstruction (Paul Mason on Substack, 18 June)

Rebuilding Ukraine will require radical economic change (Open Democracy, June 15th)

Durham and Donbas (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, June 14th)


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News From Ukraine 💣 Bulletin 51

A Digest of News ✊from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 19 June 2023.

In this week’s bulletin – highlights

Russia begins illegal show ‘trial’ of 22 Ukrainian POWs for defending Ukraine in besieged Mariupol, making no attempt to concoct charges that do not violate both Russian and international law, nor to conceal the emaciated state of men held in Russian captivity. 

Plus: Russia’s kidnapping of children from occupied areas continues.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Russians take almost 300 children from Berdiansk district to Russia (Ukrainska Pravda, June 18th)

Russia begins illegal show ‘trial’ of Ukrainian POWs for defending Ukraine in besieged Mariupol (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 16th)

Terror and videoed ‘repentance’ for supporting Ukraine in Russian-occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 16th)

Occupiers arranged a torture chamber in a school in Kherson Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda, June 16th)

Russia deports another 150 children from occupied Luhansk Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda, June 15th)

Abducted Ukrainian first savagely tortured by Russian FSB, then by prison staff (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 15th)

Destroying passports: Russians increase pressure on Ukrainians flooded in Kherson Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda, June 14th)

‘I looked at him and saw that he had no arm...’ — a resident of Makariv urban-type settlement tells how the invaders killed his grandson (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 12th)

Russia’s reported mining of the Crimean Titanium factory 'could kill tens of thousands' (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 14th)

Former Crimean Tatar Mejlis official abducted and tortured, then imprisoned on absurd charges in Russian-occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 13th)

Russians seize and torture two 16-year-old Ukrainian lads, threaten 20-year sentences (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 12th)

News from Ukraine – general

Kakhovska dam destruction is part of the climate emergency (Open Democracy, June 12th)

Pregnant woman and others killed as the Russians shoot at volunteers and those fleeing the Kakhovka Dam flooding (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 12th)

War Speeches. Russian Front Crushing Down, Ukraine is Closer to NATO (Opora, June 12th)

War-related news from Russia

Binge drinking, prison and loony bin. How Russians avoid mobilisation (The Insider, 17 June)

Russia’s war influencers get their audience with Putin (Open Democracy, June 16th)

Why are Russians who oppose the war not taking to the streets? (Open Democracy, June 14th)

Analysis and comment

Ukraine, Lula’s peace plan and the global fight against the extreme right (Commons (Spil’ne), 16 June)

Adorno in the Kremlin (Posle.Media, 13 June)

Peace talks currently won’t lead to lasting peace – civil society sector (Zmina, June 9th)

Research of human rights abuses

‘It felt like the Lord salvaged people’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 16th)

‘Go away and don’t come back’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 14th)

Trial of Azov Brigade members is a war crime – position of the Center for Civil Liberties (Centre for Civil Lberties, June 15th)

Exploring the Future of Human Rights Documentation: Highlights from RightsCon 2023 (Centre for Civil Lberties, June 13th)

Record 32 countries join Ukraine’s Genocide case against Russia at UN International Court (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, June 13th)

Inspiring Words from Oleksandra Matviichuk kickoff the 2023 Venice School for Human Rights Defenders (Centre for Civil Lberties, June 10th)

International solidarity, including around the London reconstruction conference

Ukrainian activists demand a voice in reconstruction (Paul Mason on Substack, 18 June)

Rebuilding Ukraine will require radical economic change (Open Democracy, June 15th)

Durham and Donbas (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, June 14th)


🔴This bulletin is put together by labour movement activists in solidarity with Ukrainian resistance. More information at https://ukraine-solidarity.org/

We are also on twitter. Our aim is to circulate information in English that to the best of our knowledge is reliable. If you have something you think we should include, please send it to 2022ukrainesolidarity@gmail.com.

The bulletin is also stored on line here.

To receive the bulletin regularly, send your email to 2022ukrainesolidarity@gmail.com. To stop it, please reply with the word “STOP” in the subject field.

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