A Digest of News ✊from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 2 October 2023.

In this week’s bulletin

More abuse in occupied Crimea.

Plus Russia’s abduction and killing of Ukrainian officials; plus the torture of Ukrainians under Russian occupation.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Volodymyr Dudka: 14 years of torment in Russian captivity for being Ukrainian in occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 29th)

With shrapnel in my back, with longing in my heart (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 29th)

‘I want to enjoy life in my native Kherson’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 28th)

Russia abducts, tortures and imprisons Crimean Tatar from Kherson oblast, then tries to make him ‘Russian’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 28th)

Crimean violently detained, prosecuted and forced to ‘apologise’ for awaiting Ukraine’s liberation of Russian-occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 27th)

Occupied Donbas residents ask Russia why it 'liberated' them from food and water (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 26th)

YouTube increasingly blocked in occupied Crimea as Russia intensifies censorship over its war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 25th)

68-year-old Crimean Halyna Dovhopola imprisoned in Russia for 12 years on ‘treason’ charges for supporting Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 25th)

Russians prepare to draft local population in occupied Ukraine's south (Ukrainska Pravda September 25th)

News from Ukraine – general

Russia shells residential quarter of Kherson, killing three women (Ukrainska Pravda September 28th)

For us it’s important to have justice for millions of Ukrainians, — human rights activist Alyona Maksymenko on 75th UDHR anniversary (Centre for Civil Liberties September 21st)

War-related news from Russia

Court in Russia imposes massive fine for criticizing Stalin and telling the truth about Soviet collaboration with Nazi Germany (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 29th)

Vladimir Putin's Russia claims to be fighting Nazism but it's persecuting Anti-Fascists (Jacobin September 26th)

International Solidarity

Day of Solidarity with Strike at Veolia (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign October 1st)

Berlin’s Solidarity with Ukraine: Talks on Human Rights and Social Justice Initiatives (Centre for Civil Liberties September 27th)

Stand with Ukraine: TUC Backs their Right to Resist Russian Aggression (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign September 26th)

Connected by Fate: West Asian Grassroots Solidarity with Ukraine and the Intricacies of Russian Imperialism in the Region (Commons September 21st)

Analysis and comment

Second edition of Lukanov’s book about curtailing freedom of speech in Crimea published in Germany (Zmina September 26th)

Ukraine war: mixed signals among Kyiv’s allies hint at growing conflict fatigue (The Conversation, September 25th)

Ukrainian unions support the war, but . . . (Radio Labour, September 22nd)

Research of human rights abuses

ZMINA joined Geneva film night about persecution in occupied Crimea (Zmina September 28th)

Torments, Torture Chambers, Executions: T4P Initiative Presents Two Submissions to the International Criminal Court (Ukrainian Helsinki Union September 28th)

Russians abduct 132 Ukrainian officials: 14 still in captivity, 4 killed (Zmina September 27th)

The torture of Ukrainians under Russian occupation (Kharkiv Region) (Tribunal for Putin September 27th)

UN commission confirms Russian systematic use of torture and points to evidence of incitement to genocide in Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 26th)

Executions in Bucha and Torture chambers in the Kharkiv Region: An announcement of new ICC submissions (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 25th)

Events

After TUC Congress: Building solidarity in our unions.

Meeting Tuesday 3 October, 8pm

Speakers Maria Exall, TUC President 2022-23, Elaine Jones, Unison NEC (p.c.), Eric Lee, LabourStart - just returned from visiting unions in Ukraine

Register here

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News From Ukraine 💣 Bulletin 66

A Digest of News ✊from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 2 October 2023.

In this week’s bulletin

More abuse in occupied Crimea.

Plus Russia’s abduction and killing of Ukrainian officials; plus the torture of Ukrainians under Russian occupation.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Volodymyr Dudka: 14 years of torment in Russian captivity for being Ukrainian in occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 29th)

With shrapnel in my back, with longing in my heart (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 29th)

‘I want to enjoy life in my native Kherson’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 28th)

Russia abducts, tortures and imprisons Crimean Tatar from Kherson oblast, then tries to make him ‘Russian’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 28th)

Crimean violently detained, prosecuted and forced to ‘apologise’ for awaiting Ukraine’s liberation of Russian-occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 27th)

Occupied Donbas residents ask Russia why it 'liberated' them from food and water (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 26th)

YouTube increasingly blocked in occupied Crimea as Russia intensifies censorship over its war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 25th)

68-year-old Crimean Halyna Dovhopola imprisoned in Russia for 12 years on ‘treason’ charges for supporting Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 25th)

Russians prepare to draft local population in occupied Ukraine's south (Ukrainska Pravda September 25th)

News from Ukraine – general

Russia shells residential quarter of Kherson, killing three women (Ukrainska Pravda September 28th)

For us it’s important to have justice for millions of Ukrainians, — human rights activist Alyona Maksymenko on 75th UDHR anniversary (Centre for Civil Liberties September 21st)

War-related news from Russia

Court in Russia imposes massive fine for criticizing Stalin and telling the truth about Soviet collaboration with Nazi Germany (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 29th)

Vladimir Putin's Russia claims to be fighting Nazism but it's persecuting Anti-Fascists (Jacobin September 26th)

International Solidarity

Day of Solidarity with Strike at Veolia (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign October 1st)

Berlin’s Solidarity with Ukraine: Talks on Human Rights and Social Justice Initiatives (Centre for Civil Liberties September 27th)

Stand with Ukraine: TUC Backs their Right to Resist Russian Aggression (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign September 26th)

Connected by Fate: West Asian Grassroots Solidarity with Ukraine and the Intricacies of Russian Imperialism in the Region (Commons September 21st)

Analysis and comment

Second edition of Lukanov’s book about curtailing freedom of speech in Crimea published in Germany (Zmina September 26th)

Ukraine war: mixed signals among Kyiv’s allies hint at growing conflict fatigue (The Conversation, September 25th)

Ukrainian unions support the war, but . . . (Radio Labour, September 22nd)

Research of human rights abuses

ZMINA joined Geneva film night about persecution in occupied Crimea (Zmina September 28th)

Torments, Torture Chambers, Executions: T4P Initiative Presents Two Submissions to the International Criminal Court (Ukrainian Helsinki Union September 28th)

Russians abduct 132 Ukrainian officials: 14 still in captivity, 4 killed (Zmina September 27th)

The torture of Ukrainians under Russian occupation (Kharkiv Region) (Tribunal for Putin September 27th)

UN commission confirms Russian systematic use of torture and points to evidence of incitement to genocide in Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 26th)

Executions in Bucha and Torture chambers in the Kharkiv Region: An announcement of new ICC submissions (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group September 25th)

Events

After TUC Congress: Building solidarity in our unions.

Meeting Tuesday 3 October, 8pm

Speakers Maria Exall, TUC President 2022-23, Elaine Jones, Unison NEC (p.c.), Eric Lee, LabourStart - just returned from visiting unions in Ukraine

Register here

🔴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:
To stop it, please reply with the word “STOP” in the subject field.

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