A Digest of News ✊ from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 5-Febuary-2024.

In this week’s bulletin

 Ukrainian trade unions’ global solidarity appeal

 Plus Russia’s ongoing persecution of Crimean journalists and journalists elsewhere.

Plus Ukraine’s economic policy shift, and a 2023 overview.

⬤ Plus New Findings on Russia’s Devastation of Mariupol.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

New Findings on Russia’s Devastation of Mariupol (Human Rights Watch, February)

Russians prepare program of mass settlement of occupied part of Zaporizhzhia Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda, February 3rd)

Ukraine brings back four children from Russian occupation, one less than a year old (Ukrainska Pravda, February 2nd)

‘I’m not your boss, I’m your commander’ Russian officials are picking up bad habits in occupied Ukraine, where corruption and impunity reign (Meduza, February 2nd)

Electioneering in Mariupol Signs of Vladimir Putin’s campaign are visible in Russian-occupied Ukraine (Meduza, February 2nd)

Horrific sentences against Crimean Solidarity journalists for telling the world of Russia’s crimes in occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 2nd)

‘Our evacuation train was shot’ — memoirs of a film director from Irpin (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 2nd)

Crimean convicted of ‘desecrating symbol of Russia’s military glory’ for protesting war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 1st)

‘Graves of killed civilians in every yard’ — Yurii Liapkalo, Mariupol (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 31st)

Mobilization of convicts: Pros and cons (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 30th)

Children of the Occupation: “I Feel Like a Nobody. Like I Don’t Exist” (Commons.com, January 24th)

Russian aggression in Ukraine continues to restrict schooling: children’s futures under attack (Amnesty International, December 11th)

News from Ukraine – general

Draft Law “On Integrity in Lobbying” in its current edition can be used to curtail freedom and democracy in Ukraine (Zmina, January 31st)

Our Comrade Died at the Front. In Memory of Yuriy Lebedev (Commons.com, January 31st)

Prison for ‘likes’ in the social networks? How people are punished in Ukraine for justifying Russian aggression (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 28th)

The Ministry of Economy, ILO and IOM continue to lay the foundation for a strong and productive post-war labour market in Ukraine (Relief web, January 5th)

Ukraine’s Economy in 2023 Overview (Centre for Economic Strategy, January 2024)

New attacks on the Labour Code (Ukraine Solidarity – EU, January 18th)

No to the closure of Tauride National University (Ukraine Solidarity – EU, January 16th)

In Conversation With Diana And Dinara (Tozhsamist, January 6th)

Analysis and comment

Ukraine is quietly abandoning neoliberalism (International Politics and Society journal, January 31st)

Inquiry: Anarchists and the War in Ukraine (Contradictions, January 2024)

Appeal for global solidarity action on anniversary of Russia’s all-out invasion (Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine, 28 January)

Research of human rights abuses

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights reports on serious violations of human rights and IHL in Ukraine. Report of the Monitoring Initiative (Centre for Civil Liberties, February 2nd)

Neither a win nor a loss. Comment on the judgment of the International Court of Justice in the case of Ukraine v. Russia (Centre for Civil Liberties, February 1st)

UN Court finds Russia violated international law, yet ignores MH17 and Moscow's other crimes in occupied Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 1st)

‘Children, I won’t be able to teach the lesson because the war has started’ (Tribunal for Putin, January 31st)

War-related news from Russia

Journalists who filmed protest by mobilised soldiers' wives detained in Moscow – photo, video (Ukrainska Pravda, February 3rd)

Russian journalist reportedly kidnapped and beaten after reporting on combat drone manufacturer (Meduza, February 2nd)

Bizarre 'motives' concocted to imprison renowned Memorial Head for opposing Russia's war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 2nd)

Boris Goncharenko, the school teacher accused of firebombing a military recruitment centre (Solidarity Zone, 31 January)

The far-right Bundestag aide and his rapping FSB case officer (The Insider, 1 February)

An interview with Solidarity Zone (North East Anarchist Group, 29 January)

International solidarity

Senedd Friends of Ukraine Cymru setting off next week to deliver supplies (Mick Antoniw, Twitter, February 3rd)

A German artist presented a series of paintings about Ukrainian resilience and resistance in Vienna. (Centre for Civil Liberties, February 2nd)

Upcoming solidarity actions in the UK

Senedd Friends of Ukraine crowdfunder

The future of Ukraine. Thursday 15 February, 2024, 18:30 - 20:00 Location: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London.

Saturday 24 February, 12.0 noon. Two years resisting Russia's invasion. Protest at the Russian Embassy, London. Organised by the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign – more details soon

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.


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News From Ukraine 💣 Bulletin 83

A Digest of News ✊ from Ukrainian Sources ⚔ 5-Febuary-2024.

In this week’s bulletin

 Ukrainian trade unions’ global solidarity appeal

 Plus Russia’s ongoing persecution of Crimean journalists and journalists elsewhere.

Plus Ukraine’s economic policy shift, and a 2023 overview.

⬤ Plus New Findings on Russia’s Devastation of Mariupol.

News from the territories occupied by Russia

New Findings on Russia’s Devastation of Mariupol (Human Rights Watch, February)

Russians prepare program of mass settlement of occupied part of Zaporizhzhia Oblast (Ukrainska Pravda, February 3rd)

Ukraine brings back four children from Russian occupation, one less than a year old (Ukrainska Pravda, February 2nd)

‘I’m not your boss, I’m your commander’ Russian officials are picking up bad habits in occupied Ukraine, where corruption and impunity reign (Meduza, February 2nd)

Electioneering in Mariupol Signs of Vladimir Putin’s campaign are visible in Russian-occupied Ukraine (Meduza, February 2nd)

Horrific sentences against Crimean Solidarity journalists for telling the world of Russia’s crimes in occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 2nd)

‘Our evacuation train was shot’ — memoirs of a film director from Irpin (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 2nd)

Crimean convicted of ‘desecrating symbol of Russia’s military glory’ for protesting war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 1st)

‘Graves of killed civilians in every yard’ — Yurii Liapkalo, Mariupol (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 31st)

Mobilization of convicts: Pros and cons (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 30th)

Children of the Occupation: “I Feel Like a Nobody. Like I Don’t Exist” (Commons.com, January 24th)

Russian aggression in Ukraine continues to restrict schooling: children’s futures under attack (Amnesty International, December 11th)

News from Ukraine – general

Draft Law “On Integrity in Lobbying” in its current edition can be used to curtail freedom and democracy in Ukraine (Zmina, January 31st)

Our Comrade Died at the Front. In Memory of Yuriy Lebedev (Commons.com, January 31st)

Prison for ‘likes’ in the social networks? How people are punished in Ukraine for justifying Russian aggression (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 28th)

The Ministry of Economy, ILO and IOM continue to lay the foundation for a strong and productive post-war labour market in Ukraine (Relief web, January 5th)

Ukraine’s Economy in 2023 Overview (Centre for Economic Strategy, January 2024)

New attacks on the Labour Code (Ukraine Solidarity – EU, January 18th)

No to the closure of Tauride National University (Ukraine Solidarity – EU, January 16th)

In Conversation With Diana And Dinara (Tozhsamist, January 6th)

Analysis and comment

Ukraine is quietly abandoning neoliberalism (International Politics and Society journal, January 31st)

Inquiry: Anarchists and the War in Ukraine (Contradictions, January 2024)

Appeal for global solidarity action on anniversary of Russia’s all-out invasion (Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine, 28 January)

Research of human rights abuses

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights reports on serious violations of human rights and IHL in Ukraine. Report of the Monitoring Initiative (Centre for Civil Liberties, February 2nd)

Neither a win nor a loss. Comment on the judgment of the International Court of Justice in the case of Ukraine v. Russia (Centre for Civil Liberties, February 1st)

UN Court finds Russia violated international law, yet ignores MH17 and Moscow's other crimes in occupied Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 1st)

‘Children, I won’t be able to teach the lesson because the war has started’ (Tribunal for Putin, January 31st)

War-related news from Russia

Journalists who filmed protest by mobilised soldiers' wives detained in Moscow – photo, video (Ukrainska Pravda, February 3rd)

Russian journalist reportedly kidnapped and beaten after reporting on combat drone manufacturer (Meduza, February 2nd)

Bizarre 'motives' concocted to imprison renowned Memorial Head for opposing Russia's war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, February 2nd)

Boris Goncharenko, the school teacher accused of firebombing a military recruitment centre (Solidarity Zone, 31 January)

The far-right Bundestag aide and his rapping FSB case officer (The Insider, 1 February)

An interview with Solidarity Zone (North East Anarchist Group, 29 January)

International solidarity

Senedd Friends of Ukraine Cymru setting off next week to deliver supplies (Mick Antoniw, Twitter, February 3rd)

A German artist presented a series of paintings about Ukrainian resilience and resistance in Vienna. (Centre for Civil Liberties, February 2nd)

Upcoming solidarity actions in the UK

Senedd Friends of Ukraine crowdfunder

The future of Ukraine. Thursday 15 February, 2024, 18:30 - 20:00 Location: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London.

Saturday 24 February, 12.0 noon. Two years resisting Russia's invasion. Protest at the Russian Embassy, London. Organised by the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign – more details soon

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.

We are now on Facebook and Substack! Please subscribe and tell friends. Better still, people can email us at 2022ukrainesolidarity@gmail.com, and we’ll send them the bulletin direct every Monday. The full-scale Russian assault on Ukraine is going into its third year: we’ll keep information and analysis coming, for as long as it takes.

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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