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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
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.