News from Ukraine Bulletin 16 (16 October 2022)

A Digest of News from Ukrainian Sources – DOWNLOAD HERE as a PDF

News from the territories occupied by Russia:

More bodies of those killed during occupation found in Lyman  (Ukrainska Pravda, October 16th)

Russian occupiers kidnap people and take looted property away by trucks in Kherson Oblast  (Ukrainska Pravda, October 15th)

The main claim of the occupiers to civilians abducted in Ukraine is that they are Ukrainians, – Victoria Andrusha (Centre for Civil Liberties, October 15th)

Bodies of three civilians, murdered by Russians, found in liberated Kharkiv Oblast  (Ukrainska Pravda, October 13th)

Occupiers torture pensioner to death in Chaplynka and steal boots in Kherson  (Ukrainska Pravda, October 13th)

How Moscow grabs Ukrainian kids and makes them Russians (AP News, October 13th)

Hard to stay, hard to leave: Ukrainians on the struggle to evacuate Donetsk region  (OpenDemocracy, October 12th)

While bombing Zaporizhzhia, the invaders announce plans to take Ukrainian children to Russia for ‘rehabilitation’  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 12th)

Russia forcibly mobilizes Ukrainian men in occupied Melitopol and deports women for patriotism  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 10th)

News from Ukraine – general:

Two more bodies of tortured men found in Kharkiv Oblast  (Ukrainska Pravda, October 15th)

Attack on high-rise building in Mykolaiv: death toll increased  (Ukrainska Pravda, October 14th)

Putin admits Russia is deliberately bombing Ukrainian energy infrastructure, playgrounds and apartments out of revenge  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, October 12th)

More than 70 facilities – Mayor of Kyiv reports what Russians damaged in Kyiv  (Ukrainska Pravda, October 10th)

Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine delivered aid to Kriviy Rih (KVPU web site, 5 October)

Analysis and comment:

Hanna Perekhoda, Ukrainian scholar: Putin invaded Ukraine because he thought NATO was weak and they would let him get away with it (Democracy Now, 13 October)

Looking at how much of the Western left can’t take an adequate position regarding the Russo-Ukrainian war  (Taras Bilous, Twitter, October 13th)

Should nuclear power plants be shut down? Between sustainability and political solutions  (Leszek Karlik,, October 12th)

A betrayal of Ukraine and the Left  (OpenDemocracy, October 11th)

Russian Fossil Fascism is Europe’s Fault  (Oleksiy Radynski, Soniakh digest, 10 October)

International solidarity: how foreign leftists are helping Ukraine in the war (Vladyslav Starodubtsev, Commons journal, 4 October)

Research of human rights abuses:

Genocide in Ukraine. The example of Mariupol (Tribunal for Putin, October 13th)


On line / Kyiv, 21-23 October: Reconstruction and justice in post-war Ukraine – on-line conference by Commons journal

London, UK, 26 October: Ukraine: voices of resistance and solidarity – book launch


This bulletin is put together by labour movement activists in solidarity with Ukrainian resistance. More information at 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 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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