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Ambush in Kharkiv

30.06.15 | Yevhen Zakharov, Inna Sukhorukova
On how they fulfill the mobilization plan in Kharkiv

Outrage as young men grabbed off the street in Kharkiv for military service

While the regional military commissar claims that all is in order, representatives of the Kharkiv Human Rights Group are adamant that this is in breach of the Constitution and can be viewed as abduction

Ukraine’s leaders broaden mobilization while refusing to declare state of war

22.01.15 | Halya Coynash 
Failure to officially acknowledge what Ukrainians have been living with since the Spring of 2014 can only arouse distrust and questions about who benefits by not declaring a state of war in which Russia, not isolated ‘terrorists’, is the main aggressor.

Thousands of soldiers prevented from voting

Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada has failed to introduce amendments to electoral legislation which would have enabled military servicemen from the ATO zone to vote in the elections

The Savchenko Case shows Russia in tandem with militants

10.07.14 | Halya Coynash
Should anybody have doubted the close ties between the Russian authorities and pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine, Nadiya Savchenko, a military officer taken prisoner and paraded as a ‘trophy’ by militants three weeks ago is now facing prosecution on dubious charges in Russia

Human Rights Monitors express concern about Krasny Liman

A monitoring group has found no evidence for allegations that the Ukrainian National Guard shot wounded militants in Krasny Liman, but has found disturbing evidence indicating the need for a thorough investigation as to whether a hospital may have been the deliberate target of mortar fire

Ministry denies that conscript died of a brain injury

22.02.11 | www.unian.net
A young man on military service has died in one of the units of the MIA Internal Military Forces near Kyiv. Reports that other conscripts had their mobile telephones removed and were ordered to say nothing have also been denied

Changes to legislation on conscripts

Inna Sukhorukova, one of the KHPG group monitoring conscription twice a year, reports that in the last two years the Ministry of Defence has done quite a lot to improve the legislation pertaining to conscript service as well as military servicemen on contracts

Details emerge regarding the death of a conscript

The Kharkiv Region Military Prosecutor has instituted criminal proceedings over the death of 18-year-old conscript Yury Stashchenko who died from a blow inflicted by a fellow soldier

Another conscript dies from hazing

The Ministry of Defence reports that a conscript in the Kharkiv region has died as the result of hazing and states that an investigation is underway

Killers of young conscript Oleksandr Rybka sentenced

The 18-year-old conscript soldier died 20 days after being called up to do his military service. Two corporals were sentenced to 5 and 7 years imprisonment for beating him to death

Plans afoot to restrict the right of women serving in the Armed Forces to marry and have children

27.02.07 | www.civicua.org
"One wonders whether the officials in the higher echelons of power, in taking such decisions, consider the consequences of such conditions and their legality. The question must arise of the competence of such officials and their familiarity with Ukrainian legislation"

Medical examination of conscript soldiers simplified

25.01.07 | www.gpu.ua
The Ministry of Defence has introduced changes aimed at making medical examinations more transparent and ensuring that young men unable to serve on medical grounds do not need to undergo the same tests each year

Major who shot and killed a soldier sentenced to 13 years

Major Vennikov who on 6 August while on duty shot and killed rank and file soldier Pashchenko was convicted of murder and sentenced on Friday 8 December to 13 years imprisonment by the court of the Cherkasy Garrison

Minister of Defence demands harsh punishment for killers of “Desna” conscript

01.12.06 | www.5tv.com.ua
At present in all military units in Ukraine officers have been ordered to have somebody on duty around the clock in the barracks. It must be said that it’s not clear how long they will continue to protect new conscripts from bullies [“didy”] in this way.

Conscript dies of internal injuries from beatings inflicted

On 27 November an 18-year-old conscript soldier died of beatings received in the No. 169 Infantry Training Centre in the Chernihiv region. The autopsy showed that the cause of death was a ruptured liver caused by serious beating

Curbing bullying in the US Military

16.09.06 | Nelli Fursova
On a trip as part of the program of international visits “Protection of civil rights in the USA Army”, 7-25 August 2006

Prosecutor General calls for measures to stem the rise in deaths and violence involving military servicemen

21.08.06 | www.gpu.gov.ua
The Prosecutor General’s Press Service reports instructions issued in response to the worrying rise in the number of deaths of military servicemen

Human rights in art

25.05.06 | Kyrilo Bulkin | www.radiosvoboda.ua
On the Third Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, “Ukrainian Context” and why it is specifically the documentary film genre that has proved such a powerful creative means for trying to understand problems linked with human rights