A Digest of News ✊from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 21 August 2023.

In this week’s bulletin

The forcible mobilisation of Ukrainians in Russian-occupied areas to fight against their own country.

Plus more evidence of Russia’s use of medical torture.

Plus latest on Chernihiv bombardment; plus more on Russia’s illegal deportation of children.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Russians demand people in occupation to download spyware app (Ukrainska Pravda August 18th)

Russia passes grotesque sentences against Azov Regiment POWs taken prisoner for defending Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 18th)

Crimean imprisoned for ‘discrediting Russia’s army’ and its war crimes in Ukraine on social media (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 18th)

Russia illegally deports another 450 children from Ukrainian territories it occupies (Ukrainska Pravda August 17th)

60 thousand Ukrainians forcibly mobilized to fight Russia’s war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 16th)

Russia’s fake ‘Donetsk republic’ sentences Azov Regiment soldier defending Ukraine in Mariupol to 25 years. (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 14th)

‘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’ (Tribunal for Putin August 14th)

Russians stop providing insulin to civilians without Russian citizenship in occupied village in Kherson Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda August 11th)

News from Ukraine – general

Number of victims of attack on Chernihiv rises to 148 (Ukrainska Pravda August 20th)

‘I prayed to God for my trees to resist’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 17th)

‘Every minute we wondered whether we would survive or not’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 16th)

‘When a rocket hit our shelter, a hot water pipe there was damaged. My friend was doused with boiling water, all his clothes just stuck to him’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 15th)

‘For two weeks I slept on damp earth’, — a resident of the village of Zalissia (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 14th)

War-related news from Russia

Who Is Valeria Zotova? (Russian Reader, August 17th)

Russia: how security services entrapped and framed teenager Valeria Zotova (People and Nature, August 16th)

The fall of the Ruble and Record-Breaking Losses Among Russians (Opora August 15th)

Russians take parody 'My Denunciation' app seriously and report neighbours for opposing war against Ukraine or Putin (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 15th)

Defender of Crimean Tatar political prisoners faces 7-year sentence for posts against Russia’s war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 14th)

Amid crisis, Putin’s Russia cracks down on anti-war dissent (Green Left, August 7th)

Other Regional Developments

Belarus: oil refinery trade union leaders arrested (People and Nature, August 14th)

International Solidarity

American Volunteer at Bucha Morgue (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 18th)

Analysis and comment

“The Day Has Come When We All Recognized That Information Has Become Another Type Of Weapon”: The Architecture Of Russian Disinformation (Opora August 17th)

A knock-out blow to television: how social media managed to remain the primary source of news for Ukrainians (Opora August 16th)

The problems with Ukraine’s wartime collaboration law (Open Democracy, August 16th)

More voices of Ukrainian resistance (Labour Hub, August 15th)

The War in Ukraine Drags On (Victor’s Children, August 14th)

Two-thirds of Ukrainians abroad plan to return home (Opora August 10th)

Ukraine’s Recovery. Priorities, Risks, Inclusiveness. Qualitative Research (International Renaissance Foundation, August 10th)

Research of human rights abuses

Mariupol mayor's office publishes lists of children killed by occupiers (Ukrainska Pravda August 20th)

Medical torture continues as Ukrainian journalist and human rights activist deported to Russian prison (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 15th)

This Hotel Is The Main Base For Un Staff And Other Humanitarians Serving The People Of Zaporizhzhia (UN, August 10th)

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News From Ukraine ๐Ÿ’ฃ Bulletin 60

A Digest of News ✊from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 21 August 2023.

In this week’s bulletin

The forcible mobilisation of Ukrainians in Russian-occupied areas to fight against their own country.

Plus more evidence of Russia’s use of medical torture.

Plus latest on Chernihiv bombardment; plus more on Russia’s illegal deportation of children.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Russians demand people in occupation to download spyware app (Ukrainska Pravda August 18th)

Russia passes grotesque sentences against Azov Regiment POWs taken prisoner for defending Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 18th)

Crimean imprisoned for ‘discrediting Russia’s army’ and its war crimes in Ukraine on social media (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 18th)

Russia illegally deports another 450 children from Ukrainian territories it occupies (Ukrainska Pravda August 17th)

60 thousand Ukrainians forcibly mobilized to fight Russia’s war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 16th)

Russia’s fake ‘Donetsk republic’ sentences Azov Regiment soldier defending Ukraine in Mariupol to 25 years. (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 14th)

‘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’ (Tribunal for Putin August 14th)

Russians stop providing insulin to civilians without Russian citizenship in occupied village in Kherson Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda August 11th)

News from Ukraine – general

Number of victims of attack on Chernihiv rises to 148 (Ukrainska Pravda August 20th)

‘I prayed to God for my trees to resist’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 17th)

‘Every minute we wondered whether we would survive or not’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 16th)

‘When a rocket hit our shelter, a hot water pipe there was damaged. My friend was doused with boiling water, all his clothes just stuck to him’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 15th)

‘For two weeks I slept on damp earth’, — a resident of the village of Zalissia (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 14th)

War-related news from Russia

Who Is Valeria Zotova? (Russian Reader, August 17th)

Russia: how security services entrapped and framed teenager Valeria Zotova (People and Nature, August 16th)

The fall of the Ruble and Record-Breaking Losses Among Russians (Opora August 15th)

Russians take parody 'My Denunciation' app seriously and report neighbours for opposing war against Ukraine or Putin (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 15th)

Defender of Crimean Tatar political prisoners faces 7-year sentence for posts against Russia’s war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 14th)

Amid crisis, Putin’s Russia cracks down on anti-war dissent (Green Left, August 7th)

Other Regional Developments

Belarus: oil refinery trade union leaders arrested (People and Nature, August 14th)

International Solidarity

American Volunteer at Bucha Morgue (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 18th)

Analysis and comment

“The Day Has Come When We All Recognized That Information Has Become Another Type Of Weapon”: The Architecture Of Russian Disinformation (Opora August 17th)

A knock-out blow to television: how social media managed to remain the primary source of news for Ukrainians (Opora August 16th)

The problems with Ukraine’s wartime collaboration law (Open Democracy, August 16th)

More voices of Ukrainian resistance (Labour Hub, August 15th)

The War in Ukraine Drags On (Victor’s Children, August 14th)

Two-thirds of Ukrainians abroad plan to return home (Opora August 10th)

Ukraine’s Recovery. Priorities, Risks, Inclusiveness. Qualitative Research (International Renaissance Foundation, August 10th)

Research of human rights abuses

Mariupol mayor's office publishes lists of children killed by occupiers (Ukrainska Pravda August 20th)

Medical torture continues as Ukrainian journalist and human rights activist deported to Russian prison (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group August 15th)

This Hotel Is The Main Base For Un Staff And Other Humanitarians Serving The People Of Zaporizhzhia (UN, August 10th)

๐Ÿ”ดThis 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:
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