Occupied areas of Ukraine

Occupied areas of Ukraine

Ukrainians in occupied territories continue to resist Russian colonisation, forced assimilation, violence and economic pillage. This page presents reliable sources of information, news and analysis, and links to solidarity campaigns.

There are campaigns trying to engage elected representatives (municipal and regional) in solidarity with their counterparts in the Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine.

There are efforts to diffuse information from local human rights groups.

There are solidarity initiatives to provide practical support to prisoners and their families.

Please also check out the British initiative on the same themes: https://ukraine-solidarity.org/more-information/

Russian troops attack demonstrators in occupied Kherson, 21 March 2022.
Russian troops attack demonstrators in occupied Kherson, 21 March 2022.

ENSU and friends are organising Zoom meetings with civil society activists active in human rights protection and labour solidarity with the temporarily Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine.

At these session, our Ukrainian friends will speak about what is happening in the occupied areas, what their organisations are doing to support civil society and the labour movement there, and what we might do from other countries.

We are united in supporting the human rights of people in the occupied areas, and those who have been displaced from them, and in calling for the withdrawal of Russian troops.

NEXT EVENT: The labour movement and human rights. Thursday 14th July, 6.0pm-7.30pm UK / 9:00-20.30 Central European Time / 20:00-21:30 Kyiv. Speakers include Pavel Lisyansky and Vera Yastrebova (Eastern Human Rights Group) as well as Ukrainian trade union activists

Reliable sources of information

The following groups have a track record of accurate and truthful monitoring of human rights in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine

Here is the video of our previous public event on this topic

Occupied: Human rights, democracy and civil society. Monday 4th July . Speakers: Maria Kurinna (Human Rights Centre ZMINA); Oleksandr Kliuzhev (Opora civil network); Denys Volokha (Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group); Vlad Mykhnenko (University of Oxford)
14 июля, с Павлом Лисянским и Верой Ястребовой (Восточная правозащитная группа), а также украинскими профсоюзными активистами | 14th July, with Pavel Lisyansky and Vera Yastrebova (Eastern Human Rights Group) as well as Ukrainian trade union activists.
“When there’s a problem, people come to us”
Pavel Lisyansky Posle
August 3, 2022
Ukraine: Censorship and self-censorship in time of war
Matt Salusbury
August 1, 2022
Do Crimeans await liberation from Russian occupation?
Olena Mukhina
July 25, 2022
Texte du groupe ukrainien « No Borders Project/ Projekt Bez Kordoniv » sur la détention de Maksym Butkevich, défenseur ukrainien des droits humains et anti-raciste, fait prisonnier par l'armée russe [ma traduction]
Evguénia Markon
July 14, 2022
Vérité et liberté pour Maksim Butkevitch : pourquoi cette campagne est importante.
Vincent Présumey
July 14, 2022
Free Maksym Butkevych: Russian troops capture Ukrainian anti-fascist activist
Federico Fuentes
July 14, 2022
Truth is only thing to counter Russian lies about Maksym Butkevych – father of captured human rights defender
Oleksandr Butkevych Andriy Kulykov
July 13, 2022
"Le bus avait une inscription " Ecole " écrit en ukrainien : comment une famille de Mariupol a été déportée en Russie.
July 13, 2022
We are all waiting for Maksym: we will hug him and continue making this world better.
July 12, 2022
Макс пошёл, чтобы с оружием в руках защищать те же ценности, за которые боролся всю жизнь
Александр Володарский
July 12, 2022
Max est allé défendre les mêmes valeurs pour lesquelles il s'est battu toute sa vie, les armes à la main.
Alexandre Volodarsky
July 12, 2022
Ukraine: “Women will not be able to forget everything and take the backseat again”
Nina Potarska
July 12, 2022
Discussion with Simon Pirani about Donbass, Crimea, Maidan and Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine
Cheryl Zuur Simon Pirani Charles Rachlis Bradley Mayer Denys Pilash
July 12, 2022
Ukraine: the ‘Russian world’ is militarising children
Simon Pirani
July 12, 2022
Maksym Butkevych, captured by the Russian invaders
Денис Пілаш
July 11, 2022
Un combattant ukrainien, représentatif de la résistance de gauche à l'envahisseur, est aux mains de l'impérialisme totalitaire russe…
Denys Pilash
July 11, 2022
Denys Pilash
July 10, 2022
Inside the Ukrainian resistance
David Patrikarakos
July 9, 2022
Volodimir Artiuh: Rusia nu vrea să cucerească Ucraina ca pe o colonie pentru a o exploata. Pentru Rusia e un război de poziție – să cucerească Ucraina ca pe un post pentru o luptă imperialistă mai lungă…
Vasile Ernu Volodimir Artiuh
July 7, 2022
How Solntsepyok, a brutal 2021 propaganda film, primed Russians for war with Ukraine
Greg Dolgopolov
July 5, 2022
Tragédia ukrajinskej triedy pracujúcich
June 29, 2022
Ukrainians face forcible deportation and conscription by Russian forces
Simon Pirani
June 27, 2022
Inside the Ukrainian Resistance
Alona Liasheva Denys Pilash
June 24, 2022
‘Death sentences’ of British & Moroccan POWs in occupied Donbas show clearly why Russia must be driven out of all of Ukraine
Halya Coynash
June 19, 2022
A pós-realidade de Donbass segundo Sergei Loznitsa
Paulo Portugal
June 8, 2022
Teachers in occupied Kherson refuse to collaborate with Russian occupiers
Halya Coynash
June 4, 2022
‘The Russian empire is failing in its own way’
Simon Pirani Anthony McIntyre
June 1, 2022
Oui, il y a génocide en Ukraine
Michel Fize
May 30, 2022
Notes: Support for people and organisations in the Russian-occupied areas
Minutes: Simon Pirani
May 27, 2022
Putin’s conquest of southeast Ukraine: Vexed questions of ‘negotiations’, gotcha moments and real imperial interests
Michael Karadjis
May 22, 2022
Destruction of signs, signs of destruction
Volodymyr Artiukh
May 17, 2022
I falsi storici al tempo della guerra in Ucraina. I casi Canfora e D'Orsi
Luciano Capone
May 14, 2022
Autodeterminação e a Guerra na Ucrânia
Taras Bilous
May 14, 2022
Selbstbestimmung und der Krieg in der Ukraine
Taras Bilous
May 14, 2022
«Easter and Kalashnikov»
Maksym Butkevych
May 8, 2022
Autodétermination et guerre en Ukraine
Taras Bilous
May 8, 2022
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is a Colonial War
Amy Goodman, Timothy Snyder, Nermeen Shaikh
Miti e realtà: sui fascisti in Ucraina, nel Donbass, in Russia, e sulla strage di Odessa / Parte 3 – Il nazifascismo separatista e le false leggende sul Donbass antifascista
Andrea Ferrario
May 4, 2022
Message to Russians from a Ukranian Socialist
Taras Bilous
March 5, 2022
Ein Brief aus Kiew an die russische Bevölkerung
Taras Bilous
March 3, 2022
Обращение к россиянам от украинского социалиста
Taras Bilous
March 1, 2022
Ukraine. La région de Kherson face à l’entreprise de «russification»
Léa Masseguin
Ukraine : l’occupation russe face aux municipalités

More news (in English) on these themes compiled by our British friends, at https://ukraine-solidarity.org/more-information/