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“They are collecting information on people involved in social activism”: Ukrainian anarchists targeted in series of searches

In December, Ukrainian law enforcement searched a series of activists' homes in connection with a violent assault on a Ukrainian war veteran. Activists believe this is part of a wider campaign against anarchists in Ukraine.

Abnormal normality: Alexander Hug about the present and future of Donbas

What role can civil society play in creating the dialogue necessary to end the war in Donbas? RU

After Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov receives an EU prize, what prospects for solidarity?

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was recently awarded the annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. This should put more pressure on the EU to rethink their relations to Russia, says Green MEP Rebecca Harms.

Crisis in the Azov sea: the fate of Ukraine’s naval personnel in Russia

What happened in the Black Sea on 25 November, and what awaits the Ukrainian personnel held in Russia? RU

“It’s very difficult to investigate anything while the war continues”: Ukrainian human rights activist Yevgen Zakharov on investigating war crimes

Four years since the war in eastern Ukraine started, issues over qualification and investigation of war crimes are coming to the fore. RU

Fighting for clean air in Kamianske, Ukraine

This town in eastern Ukraine suffers from serious emissions thanks to its metallurgical plant. But rounds of public negotiations over pollution have revealed what it’s lacking most: accountability. RU

The crisis in the Azov Sea

How did this happen and what can we expect further?

Ahead of next year’s presidential elections, Ukraine is being handed a false choice

Working in tandem, Ukraine’s ruling groups are creating an election cycle that will only benefit themselves. RU



Director Sergei Loznitsa on the conflict in eastern Ukraine: “This is disintegration”

Sergei Loznitsa talks about his new film on the Donbas conflict, societal collapse and the post-Soviet individual. RU

Why Ukraine needs an investigation into the murder of activist Kateryna Handzyuk

Handzyuk's death has led Ukraine’s parliament to create a temporary commission to investigate violent attacks on civic activists. RU

Could integration help Ukraine’s Roma?

In Ukraine, civil society campaigners are trying to stop discrimination against Roma communities by helping them organise and integrate. RU

“We can’t use the war to justify anything”: photographer Yevgenia Belorusets on documenting Ukraine's most vulnerable groups

Displaced persons, migrant workers and Roma – in Ukraine, there are whole communities whose lives remain unknown to society as a whole. RU

Draft legislation in Ukraine targets same-sex relationships

A Ukrainian MP has introduced legislation to criminalise same sex relationships and protect traditional values. RU

Entrepreneurs of political violence: the varied interests and strategies of the far-right in Ukraine

For Ukraine's far right, violence has become a source of influence and power. 

Militarised society: memory politics, history and gender in Ukraine

In Ukraine, history could be used to help make sense of the brutal ongoing war, but it can also be instrumentalised for political gains.

How Hungary and Ukraine fell out over a passport scandal

Ukraine’s border region of Zakarpattya is home to the country’s Hungarian community – and is now the centre of a diplomatic row. RU

Meet the Ukrainian mothers battling for their sons held in Russian prison

Families of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russian jails are fighting for their release – and this struggle is changing them. RU

Why Russia should not enjoy impunity in the Council of Europe

Without fulfilling conditions set out in the Parliamentary Assembly’s resolutions, why should Russia be allowed return to the Council?

Decentralising Ukraine: the view from Khmelnytsky

Three years of Ukraine’s most successful reform have produced results that are, at times, unexpected and ambiguous. RU

Ways to end the conflict in Ukraine’s Donbas: an interview with Serhiy Kudelia

The conflict in eastern Ukraine is at a stalemate. How do we break through it?

Spiritual capital: why Ukraine is breaking from Russia’s Orthodox Church

The Ukrainian government has promised its citizens a new, independent Orthodox Church that will unite Ukrainian believers. But bringing several denominations together is harder than you think. RU

Who is ordering attacks on activists in Ukraine?

In Ukraine, activists are being attacked, and law enforcement is standing idle. The pressure on civil society has become systematic. RU

Ukraine’s little known memory war

How Russian propaganda whipped up allegations of anti-Semitism in Ukraine during the country's 2014 protests — and why that makes it more difficult to talk about anti-Semitism in Ukraine today. 

Abducted and illegally detained: the story of Pavlo Hryb, another Ukrainian prisoner of the Kremlin

After being abducted in Belarus, this Ukrainian citizen is facing terrorism charges in Russia.

How prisoners in Ukraine’s occupied territories live, work and survive

Prisoners in the so-called “People’s Republics” in Donetsk and Luhansk are facing terrible living and working conditions – and being kept beyond their sentence. RU

Don’t forget Ukraine’s rural Donbas

War has taken its toll on rural areas under Ukrainian government control in Luhansk region. There’s little sign of relief or policy.

Temporarily displaced pensions: how pensioners in Ukraine’s occupied territories survive against all odds

The Ukrainian state still lacks a mechanism for paying pensions to citizens who live in occupied terroritories. RU

How the Russian authorities fabricated criminal charges against Crimean farmer Volodymyr Balukh

The prosecution of Volodymyr Balukh, who has been on hunger strike since 19 March, has been a show trial for those who are not prepared to accept the new reality of Russian-occupied Crimea. RU

What are Ukraine’s train drivers fighting for?

Ukraine’s rail workers are now entering the second month of their work-to-rule action. I went to a train depot in Kyiv to find out why they're protesting. 

How Russia’s security services target Crimean Tatars as “Islamic terrorists”

In the four years since the peninsula’s annexation, Russian security services have become well practiced at prosecuting Crimean Tatars on terrorism charges. RU

“Contemporary Ukrainian culture is far less contemporary than one hundred years ago”

As a recent cultural festival in Kyiv shows, generating new languages of internationalism is more important than ever before. RU

The media who cried wolf: how Eurasia’s autocracies use media for crisis management

Eurasian governments’ use of journalism for crisis agenda management erodes trust in media.

Trading sovereignty: how Ukraine's Pension Fund co-operates with the Russian authorities

By sending official information requests to the Russian authorities, Ukraine's Pension Fund de-facto recognises Russian jurisdiction in occupied Crimea. RU

An appeal to the representatives of countries who are expected to travel to the World Cup football games in Russia

The Russian Federation is holding 70 Ukrainian political prisoners in custody. Many of them have been convicted under torture and using false evidence. 

How workers in Ukraine’s metal industry are fighting for wages, rights and democracy

Employees at this foreign-owned steel complex in south-eastern Ukraine are setting an example for workers everywhere. 

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