international crimes

Russian strike kills six civilians, injures 28 in Kharkiv recreation area
News - 19 May 2024

Russian strike kills six civilians, injures 28 in Kharkiv recreation area

Head of Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, stated that the Russian invaders targeted an area where civilians were relaxing. The police confirmed five fatalities, including a pregnant woman, with at least 28 injured

Russia’s forced demographic changes in Crimea violate international law – Amnesty International
News - 15 May 2024

Russia’s forced demographic changes in Crimea violate international law – Amnesty International

Russia has had ten years to implement its policies designed to alter the ethnic makeup of and suppress non-Russian identities in Crimea. Through population transfer and coercive policies targeting minorities, it has sought to dilute and remove Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar identity from the peninsula

Russia militarizes education and erases cultural identity of children in temporarily occupied Crimea – UN and Amnesty International
News - 13 May 2024

Russia militarizes education and erases cultural identity of children in temporarily occupied Crimea – UN and Amnesty International

The International Court of Justice found that the way in which Russia had implemented its educational system in Crimea after 2014 with regard to school education in the Ukrainian language had violated its obligations under Articles 2(1)(a) and 5(v) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Crimea as a launchpad: Russian Forces utilize temporarily occupied Crimea for deadly attacks on civilians in Ukraine – Crimean Human Rights Group
News - 08 May 2024

Crimea as a launchpad: Russian Forces utilize temporarily occupied Crimea for deadly attacks on civilians in Ukraine – Crimean Human Rights Group

Since late September 2022, Russians have been active in using Iran-made SHAHED kamikaze drones to attack civilian infrastructure. A substantial part of such drones is also launched from the occupied peninsula territory

Russians decimate entire street in border village of Kharkiv Oblast using modified FAB-1500 glide bomb
News - 06 May 2024

Russians decimate entire street in border village of Kharkiv Oblast using modified FAB-1500 glide bomb

No more than a hundred locals were in this border village in the Kupiansk district, and no soldiers were present

Russians kill seven people and injur 32 civilians in their Odesa ballistic missile strike, likely with cluster munitions (updated)
News - 30 April 2024

Russians kill seven people and injur 32 civilians in their Odesa ballistic missile strike, likely with cluster munitions (updated)

Kiper reported that as of 22:00, four people had been reported killed, along with a dog. Another man died of a stroke brought on by the attack. A total of 32 people were injured, and 25 are in hospital, including two children and a pregnant woman

Russians damaged four thermal power plants, injuring civilians
News - 27 April 2024

Russians damaged four thermal power plants, injuring civilians

Ukraine's Air Force reported the Russians used a total of 34 air-, ground- and sea-launched missiles. 21 missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defense

How Ukraine passes judgment on violations of the laws and customs of war?
Articles - 24 April 2024

How Ukraine passes judgment on violations of the laws and customs of war?

Over the past two years, Ukrainian judges have convicted at least 101 people for violating the laws and customs of war. Among them are Russian officials, soldiers, and officers of the Russian army who robbed civilians in Ukraine, shelled residential buildings, abducted, tortured, and killed residents of the occupied territories, as well as Ukrainian citizens […]

Russia is ready to export its scheme of passport issuance into EU, post-Soviet countries and other European states – report
News - 21 April 2024

Russia is ready to export its scheme of passport issuance into EU, post-Soviet countries and other European states – report

A human rights lawyer of the Eastern Human Rights Group, Vira Yastrebova, warned countries to pay attention to these markers of their passport issuance

Nine people killied in a Russian strike in the Dnipropetrovsk region
News - 19 April 2024

Nine people killied in a Russian strike in the Dnipropetrovsk region

Besides the apartment block, two infrastructure facilities in Dnipro were damaged. Four houses were partially destroyed in the town of Synelnykove, and eight more were damaged. A facility in the town of Pavlohrad was also hit

Eighteen dead in Russian missile strike on Chernihiv (updated)
News - 17 April 2024

Eighteen dead in Russian missile strike on Chernihiv (updated)

Ukraine's Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said there were more than 60 injured in the attack, which hit an eight-story building in a densely populated area. Two children were among the casualties. According to the officials, three missiles had struck close to the centre of the city

Russia has been suppressing freedom of expression and religion during years of temporarily occupation of Crimea – UN and Amnesty International
News - 11 April 2024

Russia has been suppressing freedom of expression and religion during years of temporarily occupation of Crimea – UN and Amnesty International

In temporarily occupied Crimea, Russia has significantly curtailed the space for civil society to function, including criticizing or advocating. Media outlets have been shut down, disproportionately impacting Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian communities' rights to free expression, information access, and cultural expression

Re-education under the guise of recovery: how Belarus helps Russia to take Ukrainian children from the occupied territories
Articles - 10 April 2024

Re-education under the guise of recovery: how Belarus helps Russia to take Ukrainian children from the occupied territories

There is more and more information that the Republic of Belarus joined the deportation of Ukrainian children from the occupied territories of Ukraine. And even the analysis of open data suggests that the country’s leadership is involved in this process, not only its citizens. After all, it will not be possible to take children from […]

Russia struck Kyiv by two ballistic missiles from temporarily occupied Crimea: ten people injured
News - 25 March 2024

Russia struck Kyiv by two ballistic missiles from temporarily occupied Crimea: ten people injured

The officials reported the debris from the rockets fell in the Pecherskyi, Solomianskyi, Holosiivskyi, and Darnytskyi districts of Kyiv, damaging two high-rise buildings and injuring five people, including one child

Russians significantly damaged Ukraine’s largest dam, the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant, in mass missile attack (updated)
News - 23 March 2024

Russians significantly damaged Ukraine’s largest dam, the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant, in mass missile attack (updated)

The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeated his calls for further military aid over recent days, specifically calling on the West to send Ukraine more air defence systems

A decade of repressions: Crimean Tatars and Ukrainains targeted in Russia’s brutal crackdown on dissent
News - 22 March 2024

A decade of repressions: Crimean Tatars and Ukrainains targeted in Russia’s brutal crackdown on dissent

Amnesty International stated that with international crimes, Russia has attempted to change the ethnic makeup of Crimea while suppressing non-Russian identities on the peninsula, including through restricting education in Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages, attacking religious minorities, stifling media and culture, as well as undermining representative institutions and abusing the criminal justice system

OSCE’s Moscow Mechanism will help Ukraine show the true scale of war crimes committed against civilians by Russia in Ukraine
News - 05 March 2024

OSCE’s Moscow Mechanism will help Ukraine show the true scale of war crimes committed against civilians by Russia in Ukraine

According to the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the OSCE, after bilateral consultations with Ukraine, members of 45 OSCE delegations decided to apply the 8th paragraph of the Moscow Mechanism

Is Ukraine’s strategy in the International Court of Justice justified, and what lessons should we learn?
Articles - 13 February 2024

Is Ukraine’s strategy in the International Court of Justice justified, and what lessons should we learn?

Experts from the Ukrainian Legal Advisory Group analyzed the Court’s decision and the prerequisites that could have contributed to the dismissal of most of the claims