News from Ukraine Bulletin 22 (27 November 2022)

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

News from the territories occupied by Russia:

Savage sentences against Crimean Tatar journalists for reporting on Russia’s ‘state terrorism’ in occupied Crimea  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 26th)

Russian invaders kill 10 and wound more than 50 people in Kherson Oblast in a day  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 25th)

Russian torture was particularly savage in Kherson oblast, with even teenagers imprisoned  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 25th)

‘Mariupol Moses’ Oleksiy Symonov  (video by Tribunal for Putin, November 24th)

Occupiers set up torture chamber in Kherson office centre  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 23rd)

Russian FSB officer charged over unlawful detention and torture of Ukrainian journalist Vladyslav Yesypenko  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 22nd)

Russia forces Mariupol children to knit socks for soldiers in Ukraine to kill Ukrainians (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 22nd)

Kherson Oblast: Russian occupiers turn recreation centre into torture chamber – General Staff  (Ukrainska Pravda, November 22nd)

FSB employee operative is suspected of torturing journalist in Crimea   (Ukrainska Pravda, Nov 21st)

Russians intensify terror in Melitopol after defeats on front (Ukrainska Pravda, November 21st)

Batons and an incandescent lamp: new Russian torture chambers found in Kherson  (Ukrainska Pravda,November 21st)

Russia left a trail of mined kindergartens and torture chambers in Kharkiv oblast  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 21st)

Abducted activist Irina Gorobtsova transferred to a new pre-trial detention centre (Crimean Human Rights Group, 14 November)

One more Crimean Tatar sentenced to six years in penal colony (Crimean Human Rights Group, 11 November)

News from Ukraine – general:

Ukraine war: Six million without power as winter bites  (BBC, November 26th)

Appeal to Western decision-makers to prevent a massive humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine  (Opora, November 24th)

80% of Kyiv residents cut off from electricity and water supply (Ukrainska Pravda,November 23rd)

Ukraine accuses Russia of #Makiivka perfidy through simulated surrender  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 23rd)

Ukraine students protest against closure of Academy of Printing in Lviv (Social Movement, 16 November)

Tear gas bombs for workers’ self-defense  (Labour Solidarity, November 4th)

Analysis and comment:

Mineworkers union leader: ‘Please stand with Ukraine and help us win this war’  (Green Left, November 23rd)

At COP27, Russia acted as though it had not invaded Ukraine  (Open Democracy, November 22nd)

Russia’s missiles and winter conditions mean no quick end to Ukraine war (Open Democracy, November 22nd)

These must-read books are key to understanding the war in Ukraine  (Open Democracy, November 21st)

In Ukraine’s Just War of Self-Defense, Zelensky Must Still Respect Rights  (Foreign Policy in Focus, November 21st)

Labor Rights as a Guarantee of Sustainable Peace  (Spil’ne (Commons), November 17th)

Warfare without the state – New Keynesian shock therapy for Ukraine’s home front  (Spil’ne (Commons), November 16th)

Houses and for Whom to (Re)Build Them? (Spil’ne (Commons), November 15th)

War also harms the climate, but this damage is still not accounted (Ecoaction, November 10th)

Research of human rights abuses:

Open source investigations uncover Russian war crimes (Crimean Human Rights Group, 25 November)

International humanitarian law should learn lessons from Russian aggression, human rights defenders  (Centre for Civil Liberties, November 21st)

Eight months of abductions and torture, as Russia’s terrorism intensifies at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant  (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, November 21st)


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