A Digest of News ✊ from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 30 October 2023.
In this week’s bulletin
More evidence of Russian torture.
Plus UN documentation of Russian rape, torture, indiscriminate bombing of civilians and other war crimes. And much more.
News from the territories occupied by Russia
Russia drops all pretence in ‘trial’ of Ukrainian hostages imprisoned since 2018 in occupied Donbas (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 27th)
Massive increase in Russian spending on its war against Ukraine and indoctrination on occupied territory (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 27th)
Russia stages new 'trial' to increase sentence against 64-year-old Ukrainian imprisoned for affirming that Crimea is Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 26th)
Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant engineer held and tortured by Russian invaders for over a year (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 25th)
Fake ‘secret witness’ exposed in Russia’s politically timed persecution of Crimean Solidarity journalist and other Crimean Tatars (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 24th)
‘More than 20 bullets were fired into my car’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 23)
Russia stages illegal raids against Ukrainians as supposed 'foreigners' in occupied Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 24th)
Crimean artist Bohdan Ziza's 15-year ‘terrorism’ sentence for opposing Russia’s war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 23rd)
News from Ukraine – general
Miners’ solidarity mission – Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine 26 October
Ukraine’s desperate search for war funding hits local budgets (Open Democracy, October 26th)
At least 508 Ukrainian children killed by Russia (Ukrainska Pravda, October 23rd)
Analysis and comment
How the Karabakh conflict might impact Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine – The Insider, 18 October
Research of human rights abuses
‘I see no path to reconciliation until evil is called evil’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 27th)
As long as there is any hope, we should look for missing persons (Tribunal for Putin, October 27th)
The destruction of Cherkaski Tyshky viewed from the air (Tribunal for Putin, October 26th)
Dreams turned to ashes (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 26th)
Life is like a horror movie (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 25th)
‘A whole family died in a neighbouring house’ — resident of Sievierodonetsk (Tribunal for Putin, October 25th)
Center for Civil Liberties took part in the conference “Justice and Accountability – New Ways of Thinking”, dedicated to war crimes in Ukraine and Syria (Centre for Civil Liberties, October 24th)
‘We were bombed every day’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 24th)
UN documents Russian rape, torture, indiscriminate bombing of civilians and other war crimes in Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 23rd)
ZMINA discusses rescue of Crimean political prisoners in Brussels (Zmina, October20th)
How migration was affected by Russia’s targeted shelling of Kyiv in May 2023 – Opora, 17 October
War-related news from Russia and Belarus
How residents of southern Siberia show support for a war thousands of miles away – Meduza, 26 October
International solidarity: upcoming events
Commons Conference - Dialogues of the Peripheries - November 4th-5th
Eating in crisis: food sovereignty, war and environment - November 4th, 10.00am. Registration here.
International (in)security: building solidarity in a rupturing world? - November 4th, 13.00. Registration here.
Women during the war: between defense of the country and lack of social security - November 4th, 16.00. Registration here.
Labour rights in conditions of war and mass migration: how to work under attack? November 5th, 10.00. Registration here.
Approved or refused: how the international refugee system has to work? - November 5th, 13.00. Registration here.
Authoritarian regimes and imperialist aggression - November 5th. Registration here.
Ukrainian Feminist Kitchen #4
October 30th at 18.00. REGISTRATION HERE.
Art show fundraiser for Ukraine
29th October – 10th November. Details here.
From Ukraine to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime
2nd November, 18.0. Sponsored by the Ukraine Solidarity Network. Details here.
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