News from Ukraine Bulletin 28 (9 January 2023)

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

News from the territories occupied by Russia:

Women taken out of maternity hospital in Antratsyt to accommodate Russian troops  (Ukrainska Pravda, January 8th)

Russians take 300 children from Donbas to Moscow: allegedly because of “serious injuries” (Ukrainska Pravda, January 7th)

Russia abducted, usually tortured, over a thousand civilians, including children in Kherson oblast alone (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 6th)

Children to undergo compulsory military training in both Russia and occupied Crimea (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 6th)

Occupiers damage 1,189 cultural sites in Ukraine, most of them in Donetsk and Kyiv oblasts (Ukrainska Pravda, January 5th)

Russian FSB uses total isolation to torture and try to break abducted Kherson woman (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 4th)

Imprisoned Crimean artist faces ‘terrorism’ charges for protesting Russia’s war against Ukraine (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 3rd)

News from Ukraine – general:

Russians use prohibited incendiary ammunition to attack Kherson city (Ukrainska Pravda, January 8th)

How the new year brought death, destruction and darkness to Kyiv (Open Democracy, January 5th)

“I’m half-Ukrainian and half-Nigerian.” Tozhsamist is highlighting ethnic diversity in Ukraine (The Village, January 4th)

How Sumy’s residents kept Russian forces out of their city (The Guardian, January 2nd)

Social Movement (Ukraine): Looking back at 2022 (Social Movement (Ukraine), January 1st)

Analysis and comment:

Historical Perspectives on Russia’s War Crimes in Ukraine (New Lines, January 6th)

In Memory: Viktor Fainberg, courageous Soviet dissident, defender of Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 4th)

An interview with Russia’s best known independent pollster, and a response from a UK-based scholar who studies Russia:
“Russians Have Little Compassion for the Ukrainians” (Spiegel International, January 6th)
“Gudkov’s interpretations are not to be trusted” (Jeremy Morris on twitter, 8 January)

International solidarity:

Call for solidarity actions with anti-war activists in Russia (Russian Socialist Movement, January 4th)

How to help Ukrainian people, in and outside Ukraine, in 2023 (Open Democracy, January 4th)

Towards a global week of action for solidarity with Ukraine (ENSU, January 3rd)

21-23-year sentences for three Belarusian heroes who helped Ukraine stop Russia from taking Kyiv (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, January 3rd)

Pro-Putin operatives in Germany work to turn Berlin against Ukraine (Reuters, January 3rd)


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

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