Russian-Ukrainian war

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?

On January 31, 2024, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a judgment in the case of Ukraine v. Russia. This is the first application to cover the armed conflict events between two countries since 2014. It focuses on the violation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination concerning the […]

“Mariupol is a pattern of Russian warfare” – how Russia destroyed the city
Articles - 12 February 2024

“Mariupol is a pattern of Russian warfare” – how Russia destroyed the city

Mariupol, with a population of around 600,000 before February 2022, is a city in the Donetsk region known for its steel industry with access to the Azov Sea. During the first weeks of the full-scale invasion, Russian occupying forces used typical Russian war tactics to siege the city, namely, the destruction and total devastation of […]

Memories of Halyna Haiova, a torture survivor of the infamous Izolyatsia prison
News - 05 February 2024

Memories of Halyna Haiova, a torture survivor of the infamous Izolyatsia prison

Halyna Haiova, a senior nurse from the city of Dokuchaievsk, Donetsk region, was arrested by representatives of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) at her workplace on October 14, 2016. She was accused of having pro-Ukrainian views and helping the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The woman was held in captivity for nearly sixteen months, most of […]

UN ruling might fuel Crimean Tatar persecution by Russia – Chairman of Mejlis Refat Chubarov
News - 02 February 2024

UN ruling might fuel Crimean Tatar persecution by Russia – Chairman of Mejlis Refat Chubarov

Chubarov believes that in the current circumstances, the best "trial" for the Russians is the Ukrainian Armed Forces

How should Ukraine respond to court decisions issued during the occupation?
Articles - 01 February 2024

How should Ukraine respond to court decisions issued during the occupation?

In the process of reintegrating the liberated territories, one of the biggest challenges for the state of Ukraine will be to regulate the quasi-legal actions that took place during Russia’s occupation. Government agencies and experts are currently deliberating how Ukrainian authorities should respond to these challenges to ensure the protection of human rights, the interests […]

Forced filming in propaganda: How Russians use civilian hostages to strengthen their power
Columns - 29 January 2024

Forced filming in propaganda: How Russians use civilian hostages to strengthen their power

Since the full-scale invasion, the number of civilians who have been victims of illegal detention and subsequent imprisonment by the Russians is measured in thousands. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, as of October 2023, the official register contained over 28,000 citizens missing under special circumstances. Some of these people are civilians who […]

Russians killed at least 18 civilians in missile strikes on Kyiv, Kharkiv and other cities while Republicans in the US Congress blocked military aid to Ukraine (updated)
News - 23 January 2024

Russians killed at least 18 civilians in missile strikes on Kyiv, Kharkiv and other cities while Republicans in the US Congress blocked military aid to Ukraine (updated)

Earlier, National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov called on the world to provide Kyiv with more weapons to stop Russian aggression

Attack in Donetsk market kills civilians, Ukraine vows to hold perpetrators accountable
News - 22 January 2024

Attack in Donetsk market kills civilians, Ukraine vows to hold perpetrators accountable

Civilians have been killed and injured as a result of an attack on a market in Donetsk on January 21, 2024

Key Russian drone manufacturer of “Orlan-10” UAVs maintains production despite sanctions: leaked documents
News - 18 January 2024

Key Russian drone manufacturer of “Orlan-10” UAVs maintains production despite sanctions: leaked documents

According to the leaked documents, the propellers and engines of Orlan-10 are produced by the Chinese company T-Motor. The flight controllers and GPS modules are produced by the Chinese Radiolink Electronic Limited. Laptops are from Lenovo and cameras are from Sony

Bundestag rejects opposition proposal to supply Taurus to Ukraine
News - 17 January 2024

Bundestag rejects opposition proposal to supply Taurus to Ukraine

The CDU and CSU had already wanted to put the issue of the supply of Taurus missiles to a vote in the past. Still, the corresponding proposal was submitted to the committees by the coalition majority

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy asks Trump: What will you do if Putin doesn’t stop?
News - 17 January 2024

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy asks Trump: What will you do if Putin doesn’t stop?

On the previous day, after Donald Trump's victory during the Republican primaries in Iowa the former U.S. President said: “I would bring Putin and Zelenskyy to the table and end the war…”

Mariupol resident, Mariana Checheliuk’s health deteriorated significantly due to captivity
News - 17 January 2024

Mariupol resident, Mariana Checheliuk’s health deteriorated significantly due to captivity

Mariana Checheliuk, a 24-year-old police officer from Mariupol, has suffered a significant deterioration in her health and immune system due to her extended stay in captivity. In August 2023, she was transferred from a prison in Taganrog to Mariupol, where she is still being held. Mariana’s mother, Natalia Checheliuk, told ZMINA about this. According to […]

If Ukraine had been given seven Patriot systems, people would not have been killed – Zelenskyy addressed Ukraine’s Western partners
News - 11 January 2024

If Ukraine had been given seven Patriot systems, people would not have been killed – Zelenskyy addressed Ukraine’s Western partners

Zelenskyy also pointed out the delays in supplies of Western weaponry, noting that many Ukrainians are being killed while the Ukrainian forces wait for this aid

Russians hit 4 oblasts with missiles: 4 Ukrainians killed, 45 more injured while Republicans in the US Congress blocked military aid to Ukraine (updated)
News - 08 January 2024

Russians hit 4 oblasts with missiles: 4 Ukrainians killed, 45 more injured while Republicans in the US Congress blocked military aid to Ukraine (updated)

It should be understood that such targets can be shot down only by systems capable of doing it, particularly by Patriot systems, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, Colonel Yurii Ihnat, explained

Ukraine: Ten victories in human rights in 2023
Articles - 07 January 2024

Ukraine: Ten victories in human rights in 2023

For the second year in a row, Ukrainians are suffering from the destruction, killings, and torture caused by Russia’s full-scale attack. Civil society organizations and law enforcement are documenting the shocking human rights violations daily to bring justice and accountability to those responsible. At the same time, Ukraine continues to show the world that it […]

A Russian missile strike killed 11 people, including five children, in Donetsk Oblast while Republicans in the US Congress blocked military aid to Ukraine
News - 06 January 2024

A Russian missile strike killed 11 people, including five children, in Donetsk Oblast while Republicans in the US Congress blocked military aid to Ukraine

S-300 missiles hit the town of Pokrovsk in Ukrainian-held territory in Donetsk region

Russians killed 5 civilians, injured 129 in Ukraine on January 2. Fires still being put out in Kyiv
News - 02 January 2024

Russians killed 5 civilians, injured 129 in Ukraine on January 2. Fires still being put out in Kyiv

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to "intensify" attacks against Ukraine

Russia killed 58 Ukrainians on December 30 while Republicans in the US Congress blocked military aid to Ukraine (updated)
News - 29 December 2023

Russia killed 58 Ukrainians on December 30 while Republicans in the US Congress blocked military aid to Ukraine (updated)

Russia shelled 158 missiles, 118 were shot down, and at least 28 people have been killed, as of 15:30 GMT