News from Ukraine Bulletin 21 (20 November 2022)

A Digest of News from Ukrainian Sources – DOWNLOAD HERE AS A PDF

News from the territories occupied by Russia:

Bodies of over 700 civilians discovered in liberated Kharkiv, Kherson and Donetsk oblasts  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 19th)

Even teens were held in torture chambers in Kherson Oblast   (Ukrainska Pravda, November 18th)

Russians shoot family with two children in Zaporizhzhia Oblast  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 18th)

9 bodies found in Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia Oblast  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 18th)

Ukrainian civic journalist faces 8-year sentence for exposing healthcare lies in occupied Crimea  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 18th)

How Russia’s loyal ‘opposition’ parties support the war against Ukraine  (Open Democracy, November 17th)

63 bodies of Ukrainians tortured by Russians already found in liberated Kherson oblast  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 17th)

Cruelty of tortures in Kherson Oblast shocks ombudsman: people electrocuted  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 17th)

Ukraine brings back another 103 children illegally deported by Russia  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 16th)

Russian soldiers accused of targeted anti-gay attacks in Ukraine  (Open Democracy, November 16th)

Russia forced them to fight. Ukraine tried them for treason  (Open Democracy, November 16th)

Statement on prosecution of citizen journalist Iryna Danylovych in occupied Crimea  (Zmina, November 15th)

Invaders confirm they are continuing to deport people from Kherson Oblast  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 15th)

Russian occupiers have deported 11,000 children to Russia  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 15th)

About 150 people die in occupied Mariupol every week  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 14th)

Russia loots 15 thousand artworks, medical equipment and anything that can be plundered from Kherson oblast  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 14th)

Ukrainian writer and civic activist abducted and tortured for Russian propaganda video  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 14th)

“Evacuation” a-la russian: even collaborators are dissatisfied and hungry (Opora, November 9th) Note: this story was published two days before the Ukrainian army arrived in Kherson but is included for the details it provides about the occupation authorities’ methods of dealing with the population.

News from Ukraine – general:

Over 8,300 civilians, including 437 children, recorded by Prosecutor General’s Office as having died in the war  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 19th)

Ukraine’s debts to Western banks are destroying its social safety net  (Open Democracy, November 17th)

Supreme Court of Ukraine ruled in favor of Wizz Air union member  (Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine, November 14th)

Analysis and comment:

Ukraine: Peace in Donbas ‘requires the complete withdrawal of Russian armed forces’  (Green Left, November 15th)

Goodbye, “Russian Romance!”: an Interview with Kavita Krishnan. Part 2  (Posle, November 16th)

Ukrainian workers fight on the front – and suffer from lack of political power  (Cross Border Talks, October 28th)

Research of human rights abuses:

63 bodies of Ukrainians tortured by Russians already found in liberated Kherson Region  (Tribunal for Putin, November 17th)

Vasylenkove, a village on the frontline  (Tribunal for Putin, November 16th)

UN demands Russia pays Ukraine reparations as probe into Kherson war crimes begins  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 16th)

International solidarity actions:

Supporting Ukraine against Russian imperialism is an ethical and political duty  (Matt Roberts on twitter, November 19th)

October is long over so it’s time to tell what was done during the previous month  (Solidarity Collective, November 18th)

Ukrainian Unions Call on the Ituc to Expel Putin’s Puppet Russian Trade Unions  (Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, November 18th)

As ITUC meets in Melbourne, Ukrainian, Polish unionists call on global union confederation to expel pro-war Russian affiliate  (Green Left, November 17th) See also: Organising support for resolution of Ukrainian and Polish union organisations demanding the expulsion of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR) from the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-CSI)  

Sinn Féin 2022 Árd Fheis Policy on the Russian invasion of Ukraine – “Immediate Withdrawal of all Russian armed forces”  (Tomas O’Flatharta’s blog, November 7th)


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 by email, send a message to

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