A Digest of News ✊ from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 22-January-2024.

In this week’s bulletin

 More evidence of Russia’s denial of medical treatment to prisoners.
plus attacks on freedom of religion.
⬤plus Russia’s manipulation of food supplies to gain political support.
⬤ plus how Russia uses torture across all occupied territories and its use of chemical weapons.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Moscow revives Stalin’s SMERSH to hunt down resistance in occupied Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 19th)

Russia bans greeting ‘Glory to Ukraine’, labelling it ‘Nazi’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 19th)

Crimean political prisoner Bohdan Ziza: ‘My anti-war action was a cry from the heart’ (People and Nature, January 17th)

Russia raids Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Mariupol, claiming they ‘finance Ukraine’s Armed Forces’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 16th)

Ukrainian veteran sentenced to six years in Russia for 'a crime of a theoretical nature' - defending Ukraine in 2016 (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 16th)

Russia’s ruling party makes food aid dependent on ‘support for Putin’ in occupied Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 15th)

News from Ukraine – general

Any pressure on journalists is unacceptable, says Zelensky (IMI, January 18th)

‘Ukraine is not Russia’: Judge expresses opposing view over pensioner’s prison sentence for a ‘like’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 18th)

IMI CEO demands that the authorities address the systematic pressure on journalists (IMI, January 16th)

Ukraine passes life sentence on Russian soldier videoed killing Ukrainian civilians near Bucha (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 15th)

Russians actively conduct airstrikes in southeast for three days in row, using chemical weapons (Ukrainska Pravda January 15th)

Analysis and comment

Why hasn’t the West seized Russia’s frozen sovereign assets? (Meduza, January 21st)

Our union protects Workers under martial law (USC, January 21st)

New Threat to Workers Rights in Ukraine (USC, January 21st)

At a crossroads (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 18th)

Anonymous Ukrainian telegram channels reported on mobilisation in a manipulative way – IMI study (IMI, January 18th)

The Darkest Hour is before the Dawn? Assembly's View on another year of trench warfare in 2024 (Libcom, December 27th)

History of human rights activities in Ukraine

Can History repeat itself? (Tribunal for Putin January 19th)

A Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group successful action in 1991 (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 16th)

Research of human rights abuses

Crimean Solidarity civic journalist Rustem Sheikhaliev denied urgently needed medical care in rat-infested Russian prison (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 17th)

Russian methods of persecuting and torturing Ukrainians are the same in all occupied territories — human rights defenders (Zmina January 17th)

Torture in the occupied territories: global consequences of terror (Zmina December 22nd)

War-related news from Russia

Wives of Russian draftees gather at Putin’s campaign headquarters, calling for mobilized soldiers to return home (Meduza, January 20th)

Seven contract soldiers in Russia’s Far East sent to prison for refusing to fight in Ukraine (Meduza, January 20th)

Russian activist sentenced to three years in prison for online posts, fears won’t survive term due to illness (Meduza, January 18th)

Beglov: Russia fighting in Ukraine to eliminate gender-neutral toilets (The Russian Reader, January 15th)

NUMB3RS (Wages of War) (The Russian Reader, January 14th)

Upcoming solidarity actions in the UK

Saturday 24 February, 12noon. Two years resisting Russia's invasion. Assemble Marble Arch and march to Trafalgar Square. Called by Support Ukraine / London Euromaidan, supported by Ukraine Solidarity Campaign.

Thursday 7 March - Evening - Fundraiser Showing of 20 Days in Mariupol - for medical aid appeal for at Novovlynysnk Central Hospital at The Garden Cinema, London.

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News From Ukraine 💣 Bulletin 81

A Digest of News ✊ from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 22-January-2024.

In this week’s bulletin

 More evidence of Russia’s denial of medical treatment to prisoners.
plus attacks on freedom of religion.
⬤plus Russia’s manipulation of food supplies to gain political support.
⬤ plus how Russia uses torture across all occupied territories and its use of chemical weapons.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

Moscow revives Stalin’s SMERSH to hunt down resistance in occupied Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 19th)

Russia bans greeting ‘Glory to Ukraine’, labelling it ‘Nazi’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 19th)

Crimean political prisoner Bohdan Ziza: ‘My anti-war action was a cry from the heart’ (People and Nature, January 17th)

Russia raids Jehovah’s Witnesses in occupied Mariupol, claiming they ‘finance Ukraine’s Armed Forces’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 16th)

Ukrainian veteran sentenced to six years in Russia for 'a crime of a theoretical nature' - defending Ukraine in 2016 (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 16th)

Russia’s ruling party makes food aid dependent on ‘support for Putin’ in occupied Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 15th)

News from Ukraine – general

Any pressure on journalists is unacceptable, says Zelensky (IMI, January 18th)

‘Ukraine is not Russia’: Judge expresses opposing view over pensioner’s prison sentence for a ‘like’ (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 18th)

IMI CEO demands that the authorities address the systematic pressure on journalists (IMI, January 16th)

Ukraine passes life sentence on Russian soldier videoed killing Ukrainian civilians near Bucha (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 15th)

Russians actively conduct airstrikes in southeast for three days in row, using chemical weapons (Ukrainska Pravda January 15th)

Analysis and comment

Why hasn’t the West seized Russia’s frozen sovereign assets? (Meduza, January 21st)

Our union protects Workers under martial law (USC, January 21st)

New Threat to Workers Rights in Ukraine (USC, January 21st)

At a crossroads (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 18th)

Anonymous Ukrainian telegram channels reported on mobilisation in a manipulative way – IMI study (IMI, January 18th)

The Darkest Hour is before the Dawn? Assembly's View on another year of trench warfare in 2024 (Libcom, December 27th)

History of human rights activities in Ukraine

Can History repeat itself? (Tribunal for Putin January 19th)

A Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group successful action in 1991 (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 16th)

Research of human rights abuses

Crimean Solidarity civic journalist Rustem Sheikhaliev denied urgently needed medical care in rat-infested Russian prison (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group January 17th)

Russian methods of persecuting and torturing Ukrainians are the same in all occupied territories — human rights defenders (Zmina January 17th)

Torture in the occupied territories: global consequences of terror (Zmina December 22nd)

War-related news from Russia

Wives of Russian draftees gather at Putin’s campaign headquarters, calling for mobilized soldiers to return home (Meduza, January 20th)

Seven contract soldiers in Russia’s Far East sent to prison for refusing to fight in Ukraine (Meduza, January 20th)

Russian activist sentenced to three years in prison for online posts, fears won’t survive term due to illness (Meduza, January 18th)

Beglov: Russia fighting in Ukraine to eliminate gender-neutral toilets (The Russian Reader, January 15th)

NUMB3RS (Wages of War) (The Russian Reader, January 14th)

Upcoming solidarity actions in the UK

Saturday 24 February, 12noon. Two years resisting Russia's invasion. Assemble Marble Arch and march to Trafalgar Square. Called by Support Ukraine / London Euromaidan, supported by Ukraine Solidarity Campaign.

Thursday 7 March - Evening - Fundraiser Showing of 20 Days in Mariupol - for medical aid appeal for at Novovlynysnk Central Hospital at The Garden Cinema, London.

🔴This bulletin is put together by labour movement activists in solidarity with Ukrainian resistance. More information at Ukraine Information Group.

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 2U022ukrainesolidarity@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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