March 7, 2022 – A school and dozens of homes in Ukraine’s city of Zhytomyr have already been decimated by Russian missiles – now residents live in terror of what else may come. Independent TV’s Bel Trew toured the wreckage and spoke to residents as they prepared for further attacks under almost hourly air raid sirens. Among the ruins of a school, teacher Valeriy said: ‘Take a look at what real fascism is. It’s a hit on all the kids.” The head of the local maternity unit, Dr Olena Volodymyrivna, is now converting the hospital’s basement into a bunker. “Ukrainian children are born in basements under the full fire of Russia. It’s impossible. “On behalf of all mothers of Ukraine, and all the community of doctors, we ask the world to help close the sky.”
April 7, 2022 – Since invading Ukraine, Russian armed forces have hit nearly 100 medical facilities. Attacks on health care infrastructure are classified as war crimes, but perpetrators have historically evaded justice. Attacks on medical facilities have long been considered war crimes. International humanitarian law explicitly proscribes attacks on hospitals, whether targeted or indiscriminate.
In Ukraine, such attacks have not only disrupted the continuity of health care, which provides critical services for the civilian population: They have also killed dozens of medical staff and patients, according to anonymized data published by the World Health Organization (WHO). DW’s investigative unit has examined 21 attacks on medical facilities in detail, including several underreported cases, such as the attack on the Volnovakha Central District Hospital in the early days of the conflict.
That figure is only a fraction of the 91 attacks on health care infrastructure so far confirmed by the WHO, which represents an average of two attacks on hospitals, ambulances or medical supply depots per day. The Ukrainian Healthcare Center (UHC), an independent think tank, provided DW with access to undisclosed material, including a log of more than 100 attacks on medical facilities (at the time of publication).
According to the UHC, the figures are slightly higher than the WHO’s because the center has a nationwide network of on-the-ground sources who can report attacks as they happen. Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, the BND, has intercepted radio transmissions from Russian military officers in which the killing of civilians in Bucha, was discussed. Germany’s weekly news magazine Der Spiegel revealed the intercepts suggest that these were neither random acts nor the actions of individual soldiers who got out of hand.
According to Der Spiegel, the BND showed the killings were discussed as if it was normal procedure, possibly to fear and terror among the civilian population. It seems the Russian paramilitary group, Wagner, was also involved in the killings. Ukrainian forces found bodies of civilians that were apparently executed and mass graves in Bucha after retaking the city over the weekend. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russia is trying to hide evidence of war crimes committed in Ukraine.
“We have information that the Russian troops have changed tactics and are trying to remove the dead people, the dead Ukrainians, from the streets and cellars of territory they occupied,” Zelenskyy said. “This is only an attempt to hide the evidence and nothing more,” he added. Zelenskyy said that Russian leadership was “afraid that the global anger over over what was seen in Bucha would be repeated after what was seen in other cities.” He added that thousands of people were missing.
April 10, 2022 – Evidence of widespread atrocities continue to emerge in the wake of the withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine’s north. Accounts of torture and kidnapping of civilians are mounting in regions that were occupied by the Russians since they first invaded from just across the border in Belarus. ABC’s Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop reports from the village of Yahidne where civilians say they were held captive and used as human shields. WARNING: This report contains distressing details.
May 11, 2022 – New surveillance video obtained by CNN shows Russian soldiers shooting two civilians in the back, providing a stark example of a potential war crime by Russian forces. CNN’s Sara Sidner reports.
May 31, 2022 – The settlement of Novovorontsovka is situated in the extreme north of the Kherson region. Russian troops came close to it but did not occupy the territory. It stayed in a so-called gray area without firm Ukrainian or Russian control over it. Subsequently, the Armed Forces pushed the Russians deep into the Kherson region. However, Novovorontsovka is still under constant artillery fire from the Russian military. How the village lives today – see in hromadske’s report.
June 1, 2022 – There have been multiple accounts of torture and kidnap in the Ukrainian region of Kherson which has been occupied by Russian troops since the invasion began, the BBC has heard. The UN and Human Rights Watch have said they’re investigating accusations of human rights abuses and have gathered similar testimonies. As more testimonies are gathered from the region, many paint a picture of fear, intimidation, violence, and repression. The Russian Ministry of Defense did not respond to a request for comment.
June 3, 2022 – Warning: This video contains vivid descriptions of violence and torture. Villagers detail their experiences of Russian torture after forces occupied their homes. Those who say they were tortured have kept their bloody clothes and binds as evidence of what was done to them. A Bohdanivka resident says Russians hammered a nail into his knee as well as putting cigarettes out on his face and smashing his hands with the end of a rifle.
August 23, 2022 – Three Ukrainian soldiers who say they were wounded and taken prisoner by Russia after one of the war’s biggest battles and later released, accused their captors of torture. The men, part of a force that spent weeks fighting from a vast steelworks in the southern port of Mariupol after Russia’s February 24, 2022 invasion, told a news conference in Kyiv that their captors wanted to force them to confess to crimes against civilians.
September 14, 2022 – In the Ukrainian city of Balakliya, which was liberated on 8 September after being occupied for more than six months, Russians are said to have used the police station as a torture and interrogation center. Ukrainian police officers say as many as eight men were held in cells intended for two people. They say locals were scared to even pass the station when the Russians were in charge, in case they were grabbed by Russian soldiers.
September 18, 2022 – These are the latest updates in the Ukraine war you need to know this Sunday.
October 5, 2022 – Ukraine has discovered a box of gold teeth pulled from victims at a Russian torture chamber, where people were buried alive. The violence was allegedly inflicted on residents, veterans and soldiers at the “mini Auschwitz” in the makeshift facility, found by investigators in the liberated Pisky-Radkivski village in the eastern Kharkiv region. Photos appeared to show evidence that gold teeth had been pulled from torture victims, with dozens of dentures piled into a clear plastic box.
October 10, 2022 – Ukraine hadn’t seen attacks like this since the early days of the war. President Putin described his wave of missiles as a “targeted attack” on Ukrainian infrastructure, but President Zelenskyy said it was a deliberate attempt to kill civilians. The UN condemned what they called “an unacceptable escalation”. It began this morning, as people headed out to work and school.
From Lviv in the west of Ukraine, Mykolaiv in the south, and Zaporizhzhia, Dnipro and Kharkiv in the East – energy, military and communications facilities were hit, as well as multiple blasts across central Kyiv. By the time the air raid alerts fell silent, at least 11 cities had reported strikes Warning: Viewers may find our images in this report distressing.
October 10, 2022 – Russia has launched a wave of missile strikes across Ukraine, calling it retaliation for an attack on a bridge in Crimea on Saturday. Russian President Vladimir Putin called it the response to an “act of terrorism,” which he blamed on Ukraine. Explosions were heard across the country, including Kyiv, Dnipro, and Zaporizhzhia. Eleven people have died, Ukraine said.
October 10, 2022 – Russian forces struck 10 Ukrainian cities with missiles Monday, including Kyiv, marking one of the biggest assaults since the war began.
November 15, 2022 – The newly liberated Ukrainian city of Kherson is coming to terms with eight months of war and Russian occupation. Local officials are uncovering evidence of war crimes and torture. Our foreign affairs correspondent, Paraic O’Brien, has followed Ukraine’s armed forces back into the city as they investigate the reports of potential war crimes.
November 17, 2022 – Until nine months ago, the only people likely to end up in Kherson’s Teploenerhetykiv Street police station were thieves and drunks. But when Russian troops arrived, anyone suspected of disliking the city’s new rulers could find themselves dragged in there. Technically, that meant nearly everyone in Kherson – although in practice, it was locals like Maxim, who were on a list of former Ukrainian troops the Russians found.
For the crime of serving his country, he was interrogated for three weeks, beaten and electrocuted. “They arrested ex-soldiers like me, but they also took anyone suspected of being pro-Ukrainian nationalists,” he told The Telegraph. “They tortured us because they thought we were passing information about Russian troop movements to the Ukrainian military.”
November 18, 2022 – The Ukrainian city of Kherson was liberated from Russian control one week ago and it is increasingly becoming clear the road to recovery will be long. Locals tell stories of torture in detention centers, and Ukrainian authorities say there have been hundreds of war crimes committed. FRANCE 24’s Nicolas Chamontin and Oliver Farry explain.
December 12, 2022 – All non-critical infrastructure in the Ukrainian port of Odesa was without power after Russia used Iranian-made drones to hit two energy facilities, officials said on Saturday, adding it could take months to repair the damage. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said more than 1.5 million people in the southern port city and surrounding region had no electricity, and he described the situation as very difficult. FRANCE 24’s International Affairs Commentator Douglas Herbert reports.
December 22, 2022 – We spent months in Ukraine, investigating who killed dozens of civilians along one street in Bucha, a normally quiet town on the outskirts of Kyiv. Our visual investigation unmasks the military unit responsible, using exclusive phone records, documents, interviews and thousands of hours of video.
December 29, 2022 – Ukraine has been struck by a fresh wave of Russian missiles, targeting several major cities. Ukrainian officials said more than 120 missiles had been launched at the population and civilian infrastructure. The air raid alert was issued across Ukraine early on Thursday morning after explosions hit the capital Kyiv and the cities of Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv, and Zhytomyr. At least three people, including a 14-year-old girl, were taken to a hospital, Kyiv’s Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said.
December 30, 2022 – Several cities in Ukraine, including Kyiv, were hit by Russian missile strikes on Thursday. Presidential aide Mykhailo Podolyak said more than 120 missiles had been fired. In Kyiv, the regional administration said that air defense systems were activated. It said that fragments from a downed Russian missile damaged a private building in the Damtyskyi district. Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said that 40% of the city’s residents were left without power following strikes. Klitschko said that at least three people were wounded in strikes.
Ukraine’s air force said that the country was hit by “massive” missile strikes, including in Kyiv. “December 29. Massive missile attack… The enemy is attacking Ukraine from various directions with air and sea-based cruise missiles from strategic aircraft and ships,” it said. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said that there were numerous explosions in the northeastern city, which is Ukraine’s second largest. Most of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv was without power on Thursday morning following Russian missile strikes, mayor Andriy Sadoviy said.
“Ninety percent of the city is without electricity,” Sadoviy said. “We are waiting for more information from energy experts. Trams and trolleybuses are not running in the city.” Lviv’s mayor also warned of potential water cuts. Mykolaiv regional Governor Vitaliy Kim said five missiles were shot down over the black sea. Two missiles were downed over the northeastern Sumy region, Ukraine’s military command said.
February 10, 2023 – Russian forces struck critical infrastructure in the Ukrainian cities of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia on Friday as Moscow steps up major attacks in the eastern and southern parts of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Moscow is also taking aim at the capital city of Kyiv. BBC News correspondent Abdujalil Abdurasulov joined “CBS News Mornings” from Kyiv with the details.
February 11, 2023 – Russians lose the flash drive which contains hundreds of documents exposing war crimes. The International Tribunal has been created, and Russian authorities say, that they don’t care. At least for now. The situation in the East is basically “Calm Before the Storm”. Putin to address the nation late February and Russia will broadcast swan lake on the anniversary of invasion.
0:32 In today’s video
01:12 Another massive attack by Russians against entire Ukraine
05:21 Kremlin orders nationwide inspection of bomb shelters
07:45 Donetsk “authority” orders evacuation from Vuhledar
09:56 Russians lose flash drive full of war crimes evidence
12:50 International Tribunal is coming, but Russians don’t care
February 14, 2023 – A flash drive left behind by fleeing Russian forces in Ukraine contains hundreds of documents, including citations for medals, which identify key officials involved in handling civilians who allegedly hold anti-Russian views in occupied areas. Many of those civilians say they have been tortured.
February 19, 2023 – The CEO of Ukraine’s national power company tells 60 Minutes about Russia’s attacks on Ukraine’s power grid.
March 9, 2023 – Russia launched one of its biggest aerial assaults Thursday with 81 missiles targeted at Ukrainian infrastructure across the country. This included six Kinzhal ballistic missiles that eluded Kyiv’s air defenses, the Ukrainian military said. At least 11 people were killed.
March 9, 2023 – President Putin’s use of hypersonic weapons may indicate a shift in the war in Ukraine. Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Admiral James Stavridis, and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, join Meet the Press NOW to discuss the recent change in Russia’s military strategy and how it could explain Putin’s thought process.
May 8, 2023 – Russia carried out a huge bombardment to destroy Ukrainian food supplies, quell victory day celebrations and “seize the initiative” ahead of Ukraine’s counteroffensive, according to a military expert. Sean Bell described the attacks as “one of the biggest volleys” ever launched by Russia so far and, as air raid sirens blast across Ukraine, he said it is likely to continue.
May 18, 2023 – Ukrainian officials say Russian forces targeted Kyiv for the ninth time this month, but that all missiles targeting the capital were shot down. At least one person was killed and two wounded in a missile attack on Odesa, they said.
May 23, 2023 – In just the first two weeks of America’s Patriot Air Defense System being operational in Ukraine, a reported SEVEN Russian Kinzhal missiles were shot down over Kyiv. Now, as Russia rushes to shift the narrative around their supposedly “invincible missile,” a third Russian hypersonic scientist has been charged with treason… and it looks like Russian President Vladimir Putin is looking to pin Kinzhal’s failure on the nation’s leading scientists. Let’s talk about what this means for Kinzhal, and for the future of Russian weapons programs.
May 26, 2023 – Russia’s fearsome S-400 air-defense missiles are getting unexpected missions as Moscow struggles in the Ukraine war. Russia’s S-400 advanced air-defense system is designed to shoot down aircraft and missiles at long ranges and high altitudes. However, in Ukraine, Moscow has deployed its S-400s to intercept US-made HIMARS rockets and to bombard Ukrainian cities. Watch the video to find out why Russian S-400s are getting such an unexpected mission and if they are successful.
0:00 – INTRODUCTION
0:55 – RUSSIA’S S-400 TRIUMF
2:06 – WHY RUSSIA IS USING S-400 AGAINST HIMARS
2:41 – MUNITION SHORTAGE AMID WAR
May 30, 2023 – The Russians have launched 15 missile and drone attacks in the first 29 days of the month of May. The Russian military has no answer for Ukraine’s Storm Shadow missiles and Patriot Air Defense Systems so they are launching massive strikes on civilians in the capital city of Kyiv. President Zelensky has announced that there is an official launch date for Ukraine’s upcoming counteroffensive.
May 30, 2023 – Moscow hit by tens of drones | counteroffensive is starting soon | Ukraine update.
June 1, 2023 – Three people, including a young girl, were killed in Kyiv while desperately trying to take cover in a closed bomb shelter amid fresh Russian strikes, in an incident that sparked anger in the Ukrainian capital. CNN’s Sam Kiley reports from Ukraine. CNN military analyst Col. Cedric Leighton (ret.) and Former CIA and NSA Senior Intelligence analyst, Alma Katsu, discuss.
June 27, 2023 – Two Russian Iskander SS-26 Stone missiles have hit the center of Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine, killing at least 3 people and injuring 22, Ukrainian officials have said. A restaurant and shopping area were hit in Tuesday’s strike on the city, which is under Ukrainian control but close to Russian-occupied parts of Ukraine. People may be trapped under the rubble and a rescue operation is under way. Local authorities say the area had a high concentration of civilians when the missiles hit, and a child is said to be among those injured as a result of the attack.
June 28, 2023 – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has condemned a Russian Iskander SS-26 Stone missile attack that killed at least eight people and injured more than 50 at a popular restaurant in the eastern city of Kramatorsk. Three of those killed were children. Zelensky said the attack showed again that Russia needed to be beaten and its leaders brought to justice.
July 6, 2023 – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said there will be a “strong” response after Russian forces launched missiles at the western city of Lviv, killing at least four people. “Lviv. Consequences of the night attack by Russian terrorists. Unfortunately, there are wounded and dead. My condolences to the relatives! There will definitely be a response to the enemy. A strong one,” Zelenskyy wrote on Twitter. He also posted drone footage showing aerial views of wrecked buildings. Thursday’s attack on Lviv, which is located far from the front lines, was described by the city’s mayor as the biggest attack on civilian infrastructure in the city since Moscow began its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Nine people were also injured in the attack, which struck an apartment building.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told CNN during an interview that he would have liked to launch a counteroffensive to take back territories from Russia sooner. “I am grateful to the US as the leaders of our support but I told them as well as the European leaders that we would like to start our counteroffensive earlier, and we need all the weapons and material for that.” Zelenskyy spoke to CNN through an interpreter in Odesa and said difficulties on the battlefield are leading to a “slowed down” counteroffensive. The Ukrainian president has previously stressed that he was strategically positioning troops. While the counterattack is underway on the southern and eastern front lines, Ukrainian officials say the main push is yet to come.
July 11, 2023 – Ukrainians revenged the rocket strikes on their cities. Russian submarine commander is eliminated.
July 20, 2023 – Mark Esper, former Defense Secretary under President Donald Trump, joins CNN’s Kaitlan Collins to discuss Russian strikes in the southern city of Odesa, Ukraine.
July 21, 2023 – As always, it’s Ukraine’s civilian population that bears the brunt of the war’s burden. A report compiled by the Associated Press now alleges Russia is holding thousands of Ukrainians in detention centers in Russia and occupied areas of Ukraine. Hundreds of civilians are said to be used for slave, forced to dig trenches and other fortifications for the enemy army. And in line with the findings of other reports, the AP has recorded accounts of routine torture and mistreatment of arbitrarily detained civilians at the hands of Russian troops.
July 25, 2023 – Russia continues their nightly attacks on the Ukrainian port city of Odesa as well as other port cities for Ukrainian agricultural exports. Ukraine again successfully launched a coordinate drone attack on the city of Moscow. Russia is also attempting to go on the offensive in the Luhansk region to show their people they can still make progress on the battlefield.