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EU explains why it still recognises Vladimir Putin as Russia’s president
News - 12 May 2024

EU explains why it still recognises Vladimir Putin as Russia’s president

Ukraine's Central Election Commission (CEC) declared the results of Russian ruler Vladimir Putin's so-called "elections" to be null and void and the Kremlin leader himself illegitimate

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

Crimea as a launchpad: Russian Forces utilise 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

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

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

Ukrainian Watchdog OPORA urges global community to reject results of the Russian “presidential election”
News - 17 March 2024

Ukrainian Watchdog OPORA urges global community to reject results of the Russian “presidential election”

The NGO explains that the legitimacy of the entire result of the presidential election of the Russian Federation will be called into question by the very inclusion of ballots received in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, especially

What triggers world wars?
Columns - 23 February 2024

What triggers world wars?

ZMINA published a TED Talk by Anton Drobovych, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory and military serviceman, titled "Remembering the past. Fighting for the future."

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’s military budget is more than twice as large as Ukraine’s in 2024. Support from international partners is crucial – Minister Marchenko
News - 07 November 2023

Russia’s military budget is more than twice as large as Ukraine’s in 2024. Support from international partners is crucial – Minister Marchenko

Serhii Marchenko is sure that the reason for what is happening in the Middle East is also due to the international community's insufficient response to Russia's war against Ukraine

Ghana and Sierra Leone сall on Putin to halt Russian aggression as it damages Africa
News - 29 October 2023

Ghana and Sierra Leone сall on Putin to halt Russian aggression as it damages Africa

Asiamah Amoako pointed out that the Russian war against Ukraine and the occupation of Ukrainian territories has brought "untold hardships, including even hunger," to other parts of the world, including his country

Reclaiming Crimea: the path to restoration and unity
Columns - 24 October 2023

Reclaiming Crimea: the path to restoration and unity

All foreigners or stateless persons who have settled in the occupied Crimea and other temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine have deliberately committed a crime and must immediately leave Crimea, Refat Chubarov says

Russia is slowly killing the Crimean Tatar people in the temporarily occupied peninsula – Mufti of Crimea
News - 21 October 2023

Russia is slowly killing the Crimean Tatar people in the temporarily occupied peninsula – Mufti of Crimea

The Mufti of Crimea and Chairman of the Religious Administration of Muslims in Crimea, Aider Rustemov, declared that Russia is systematically oppressing the Crimean Tatar people in the temporarily occupied peninsula

Experts call for a new global security paradigm against the Russian threat
News - 17 October 2023

Experts call for a new global security paradigm against the Russian threat

Klishch emphasized the importance of implementing an exclusively Ukrainian formula for peace, as only Ukraine has the right to determine the conditions for ending the war. He believes that reevaluation of many aspects of the international order is inevitable to ensure the interaction of security and development

States from all continents urged to join the coalition to create a special tribunal for Russia
News - 16 October 2023

States from all continents urged to join the coalition to create a special tribunal for Russia

Ambassador-at-large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Anton Korynevych stresses the need to join forces to demonstrate that dictatorial regimes are responsible for their crimes, and thus, together with international partners, the world needs to prevent future conflicts and wars

Russia has unduly restricted the right to freedom of opinion and expression in temporarily occupied Crimea since full-scale war against Ukraine – OHCHR
News - 29 September 2022

Russia has unduly restricted the right to freedom of opinion and expression in temporarily occupied Crimea since full-scale war against Ukraine – OHCHR

OHCHR has documented the prosecution of 89 individuals in temporarily occupied Crimea for “public actions directed at discrediting the armed forces of the Russian Federation” since the legislation was introduced in March 2022

Road for survival. How Ukrainians from occupied South cross Vasylivka to break free
Articles - 08 September 2022

Road for survival. How Ukrainians from occupied South cross Vasylivka to break free

 ZMINA talked to people, volunteers, and drivers who crossed the checkpoints in Vasylivka. In a few months, they turned into a separate world, subject to the changing mood of the occupiers – lawlessness reigns here, people have to spend nights by the road in tents and cars or neighboring villages, undergo humiliating inspections, and do not have access to healthcare. The physically and psychologically exhausting wait for departure has already claimed the lives of more than ten people.

‘I recognized his cross and teeth, waited for DNA analysis results for another month’: Iryna from Chernihiv spent several weeks searching for her husband, killed in Russian strike on evacuation bus
Articles - 02 September 2022

‘I recognized his cross and teeth, waited for DNA analysis results for another month’: Iryna from Chernihiv spent several weeks searching for her husband, killed in Russian strike on evacuation bus

The man could not be found for a long time. His relatives believed in a miracle, but the DNA analysis of the body found later confirmed that Yevhen had been killed between the villages of Kolychivka and Lukashivka. The Russian military struck the bus he was traveling in with an anti-tank guided missile. Iryna, the wife of the murdered man, told ZMINA about the weeks spent hoping that her husband had survived, searching for him, and the circumstances of the Russian war crime.

‘Spring was very cold. Or so it seems to us’: Story of man from Mariupol who survived under rubble of bombed-out building but lost his daughter
Articles - 30 August 2022

‘Spring was very cold. Or so it seems to us’: Story of man from Mariupol who survived under rubble of bombed-out building but lost his daughter

Yevhen Kostomanov, 59, lived and worked in Mariupol all his life. In March, the man lost his daughter – she was killed as a Russian aerial bomb hit their house – but he managed to survive. Yevhen told ZMINA about the month spent in Mariupol and how he, his wife, and seven-year-old grandson fled the city literally on foot.

‘I came for a cross to put on grave of murdered girl and was hit in teeth with buttstock’: reportage on Russian war crimes in Chernihiv region’s village
Articles - 30 August 2022

‘I came for a cross to put on grave of murdered girl and was hit in teeth with buttstock’: reportage on Russian war crimes in Chernihiv region’s village

At the end of June, a ZMINA journalist visited Shestovytsia together with the Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv experts who document the Russian war crimes of the Russians within Ukraine 5 AM Coalition. The article tells about life in the village during the occupation.