Russian-Ukrainian war

Proud of the “new country”: who is helping the occupiers to form the bar in Zaporizhzhia region
Articles - 24 July 2024

Proud of the “new country”: who is helping the occupiers to form the bar in Zaporizhzhia region

After the illegal referendums in the occupied territories of southern Ukraine, Russia began to actively form its justice system there. Earlier, ZMINA wrote about the creation of “judicial” bodies in the occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia region. However, lawyers play an equally important role in court proceedings. How the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Bar Association was assembled […]

From Kupiansk to Melitopol: the Russian system of torture in illegal detention centers
Articles - 23 July 2024

From Kupiansk to Melitopol: the Russian system of torture in illegal detention centers

He was kidnapped from his home at gunpoint, put in a bag over his head, set in a car, and taken to an unknown destination. He was kept in a crowded cell without fresh air. They did not give him enough food and water and did not provide him with medical treatment. They took him […]

Russians dismantled last Ukrainian church in temporarily occupied Crimea
News - 22 July 2024

Russians dismantled last Ukrainian church in temporarily occupied Crimea

Parishioners refused to cooperate despite constant threats and pressure to follow the so-called court ruling. Thereby the Russian-controlled authorities in Yevpatoriia filed another court appeal, this time seeking to demolish the temple on their own and make the parishioners cover the costs

Russians destroyed 214 objects of medical infrastructure in Ukraine since full-scale
News - 22 July 2024

Russians destroyed 214 objects of medical infrastructure in Ukraine since full-scale

The Russians deliberately attack hospitals, maternity facilities, outpatient clinics and clinics

Judges, prosecutors and sperm producers: who “administers justice” in the occupied Luhansk region
Articles - 22 July 2024

Judges, prosecutors and sperm producers: who “administers justice” in the occupied Luhansk region

Last year, the Russians focused on bringing the justice system in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to the federal level. Earlier, ZMINA told how the monopoly of the “Donetsk” judges in the “supreme” and “regional courts” of the illegal “ Donetsk People’s Republic” has changed. We also wrote about who became judges […]

Working in the occupied territories: what international humanitarian law says about it
Columns - 22 July 2024

Working in the occupied territories: what international humanitarian law says about it

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, the Verkhovna Rada has adopted a new article of the Criminal Code that criminalizes cooperation in various forms with the occupying authorities. However, should all citizens cooperating with the occupiers be held criminally liable? An analysis of the verdicts in the Unified […]

Teachers under occupation: who should be punished for collaboration and what are the problems in the legislation
Columns - 22 July 2024

Teachers under occupation: who should be punished for collaboration and what are the problems in the legislation

In Ukraine, since about November 2022, after the liberation of the temporarily occupied city of Kherson, there has been a professional, legal, and emotional discussion about how to approach the issue of educators’ work under occupation. Was there collaboration, or were many people forced to cooperate with the enemy? Now, law enforcement officers are investigating the […]

Russians strike Kherson Oblast with MLRS: Two killed, medics injured, extensive damage reported
News - 19 July 2024

Russians strike Kherson Oblast with MLRS: Two killed, medics injured, extensive damage reported

The head of the Oblast Military Administration also clarified that the Russians had attacked Bilozerka with Grad multiple-launch rocket systems, firing about 40 projectiles

Russians kill police officer Oleksandr Chekhun at checkpoint in Kherson Oblast
News - 18 July 2024

Russians kill police officer Oleksandr Chekhun at checkpoint in Kherson Oblast

Chekhun is survived by his parents, his wife (also a police officer), and a 12-year-old daughter

Russians drop two guided aerial bombs on Lyman and injure five people
News - 16 July 2024

Russians drop two guided aerial bombs on Lyman and injure five people

The Russians damaged a residential building, a business, three shops and a car

Crimean courage: risking freedom for Ukrainian identity
Columns - 14 July 2024

Crimean courage: risking freedom for Ukrainian identity

The President's Mission to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea observes numerous persecution cases in the so-called “courts,” including the illegitimate one in occupied Armyansk. People are prosecuted after “filtration measures” – stopped, checked by the FSB, and detained if anything related to Ukraine is found on their phones or in notebooks. There are many such cases, and we need to talk about those who suffer

Six civilians injured in mine explosion during evacuation in Kharkiv Oblast
News - 13 July 2024

Six civilians injured in mine explosion during evacuation in Kharkiv Oblast

The Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor’s Office initiated a pre-trial investigation into the violation of the laws and customs of war under Art. 438.1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine

Russians killed Ukainian civilians in Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts on July 11
News - 11 July 2024

Russians killed Ukainian civilians in Kharkiv and Donetsk oblasts on July 11

In Kherson, Russian forces used drones to drop explosives. It landed near a fire truck, wounding one firefighter and two civilians, according to the State Emergency Service on social networks

Russians killed at least 44 and injured 150 Ukrainians in their attack on Ukraine cities
News - 08 July 2024

Russians killed at least 44 and injured 150 Ukrainians in their attack on Ukraine cities

Plumes of smoke could be seen across the capital of Ukraine, while video posted on social media showed the destruction inside and outside of the Okhmadyt children's hospital

Wagner Group mercenaries may be involved in the militarization of Ukrainian teenagers in Belarus
Articles - 03 July 2024

Wagner Group mercenaries may be involved in the militarization of Ukrainian teenagers in Belarus

After seizing parts of Ukrainian territory, Russia began using militarization in education to change the identity of Ukrainian children. According to the Almenda Center for Civic Education, at least 35,000 children have already been enrolled in the so-called Yunarmiya (the All-Russia Young Army National Military Patriotic Social Movement Association) in Ukraine’s temporarily occupied territories, and […]

Russian Armed Forces struck Nova Poshta terminal in Kharkiv: one employee killed, nine civilians injured, including eight-month-old infant
News - 30 June 2024

Russian Armed Forces struck Nova Poshta terminal in Kharkiv: one employee killed, nine civilians injured, including eight-month-old infant

A man died and ten others including a baby suffered injuries as a result of a guided aerial bomb strike on the terminal of the Nova Poshta courier service in Kharkiv on Sunday

Russia successfully promotes its narratives to Western media – Voice of America
News - 30 June 2024

Russia successfully promotes its narratives to Western media – Voice of America

Experts demonstrated the promotion of Russian narratives on the example of events in Crimea: Western media often pick up the Kremlin's quotes instead of covering the essence of the events in Russia's war against Ukraine

Russians killed seven civilians, including two children, and injured 43 people in Zaporizhzhia Oblast
News - 29 June 2024

Russians killed seven civilians, including two children, and injured 43 people in Zaporizhzhia Oblast

According to Fedorov, Russian forces launched a missile strike on Vilniansk “in the middle of the day on a weekend, in the city centre where there is no military infrastructure and where people were enjoying their weekend.”