News from Ukraine Bulletin 34 (20 February 2023)


In this week’s bulletin:

News from the territories occupied by Russia:

Ukrainians tortured into ‘confessing’ to killing collaborators in Russian-occupied Berdiansk  / Crimea activist illegally searched, detained and fined / Stories from Crimea: How Alena Lunova fought for freedom of peninsula  / Journalist sentenced to six years for reporting Russia’s bloodiest war crime in Mariupol / Russia begins grotesque show trial of abducted Ukrainian war veteran  / Fleeing Donetsk / Russia forces parents in occupied Ukraine to take Russian citizenship or lose their children  / 47 days of Russian captivity and torture for pro-Ukrainian graffiti   

News from Ukraine – general:

Humanitarian aid delivered to miners families in Donetsk region  / Trans people are caught in the war in Ukraine  / OPORA Launches Public Discussions on Challenges in Organizing Elections Abroad  / Ukraine army discipline crackdown sparks fear and fury on the front   

Analysis and comment:

How the War in Ukraine Ends  / The Nord Stream Pipeline Explosions: Challenging False Narratives  / The War on Ukraine and the Cost of Living Crisis  / Ukraine: a difficult path to freedom. Notes from Oleksandra Matviychuk’s lecture at Harvard  / Diplomat: Why the Minsk Agreements Failed in Ukraine  / ‘The war is a plot’ – Conspiracies, detachment and confusion in Russia   

Research of human rights abuses:

ZMINA provided input to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances  / The murder and rape of civilians was a deliberate policy, says SBU / To support the creation of the Special Tribunal, Ukraine should involve countries that also suffered from aggression on their territories — Aivazovska  / The Occupied. How Ukraine Investigates War Crimes   

International solidarity:

Solidarity Collectives / We say, “War on War!” (Russian Socialist Movement) / Stand with Ukraine – UK solidarity statement and call for protests for the anniversary of Russia’s invasion   

Solidarity events in the UK

Public meeting: Tuesday 21 February, 6.30pm: Labour movement stands with Ukraine. Portcullis House, Boothroyd Room, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2LW      

Heartbroken but Unbroken: Friday 24 February, 4.0pm, St Volodymyr statue, Holland Park Avenue, London W11. Organised by the Ukrainian community in the UK.  

One day conference: Saturday 11 March, 10.00-18.30 GMT. SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE Building a New Internationalism. LSE Centre Building (CBG) Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE.  


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