After quinquenium of war in Ukraine we published new report about war crimes


After five years the war in Ukraine is no more on foreign newspapers’ front pages. The topic is disappearing from international agendas. It may seem that the world distances itself from the uneasy, distressful and continuously unresolved problem. But the war didn’t cease. Civilians are being killed and injured right at this moment. The war is still here, right in Europe. Truth Hounds’ report contains proves of war crimes committed during the last 12 months. … Continue reading

We published a report on attacks on religion in the occupied territories of Ukraine


For the report we collected information on the oppression of representatives of religions that are different form than Moscow Orthodox Christianity in the occupied Crimea and some areas of Lugansk and Donetsk regions. This report was submitted to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the city of The Hague for further investigations of the crimes and for bringing the perpetrators to justice.

We prepared the report in cooperation with the International Renaissance Foundation.

Download the report here.

Download short summary here.

We’ve published a report about persecution of civic activists in Crimea


Incriminate without any proofs. Demonstrate power to silence the truth. Stigmatize as terrorists to isolate from the rest of society. This is how the occupation regime in Crimea seeks to eliminate the human rights association Crimean solidarity.

Numerous Russian Federation’s offences against the Crimean Tatar activists and against this ethnic group, in general, are described in this report. The report is based on data collected in the spring of 2019 during field missions in the occupied Crimea.

The report is the result of the work of organizations Truth Hounds, IPHR, CrymSOS and Helsińska Fundacja Praw Człowieka.

What life near the battle line is: international group reports about humanitarian situation and the plight of Ukrainian civilians


Mostly reports about situation and events in the territory of warfare in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine contain information primarily for specialists in war crimes, human rights and international jurisdiction. I.e. for those who are professionals. Report “We live like in a reservation”, that was represented to mass media and public in general earlier this week, illustrates humanitarian situation and the plight of civilians in territories adjacent to the contact line. In fact, this is a unique perspective on common people’s life.

The Report speaks about danger level and life/health threats that locals face every day, about complicated or limited access to education and dire state of schools, about medical aid issues, damaged and destroyed infrastructure, critical condition of local state authorities.

The facts, that were gathered by the Authors of the Report, clear up all that despair, hopelessness and isolation of the locals from the ordered life, that is now a thing of the past, and from outer world on the other side of numerous checkpoints. The name “We live like in a reservation” is a how her life defined one of respondents from front line city Zolote-4 in Luhansk region.

The Report “We live like in a reservation” is based on International monitoring group’s findings from the field monitoring mission in December 2017 as part of  the project “Human rights monitoring in Eastern Ukraine 2017”. The organizations whose representatives participated in the mission are DRA (Germany); Humanitarian Route Belarus – ATO (Belarus); Natalia Estemirova Documentation Center of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (Russia); Postup Human Rights Center (Ukraine); Team for Ukraine (Czech Republic); Truth Hounds (Ukraine); VOSTOK SOS (Ukraine). A representative of Truth Hounds also visited Donetsk and Luhansk regions under the framework of Monitoring and documenting human rights violation project that was carried out with support from National Endowment for Democracy.


Attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine


Truth Hounds and International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) in partnership with National Endowment for Democracy (NED) present their latest report – Attacks on Civilians and Civilian Infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine. The Report sets forth new evidence of international crimes, perpetrated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF) and Russian-backed separatist militias – the so-called Donetsk Peoples’ Republic (DPR) and Luhansk Peoples’ Republic (LPR), in the context of and associated with the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. 

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Repot “Illegal detentions and torture committed by the Ukrainian side in the context of armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine”


We do not divide the criminals into ours and others. We are sure that all the offenders should be liable, without exeption.

Therefore, together with Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union we gathered in this report information on illegal detentions and torture committed by the Ukrainian side in the context of War in the Donbass region of Ukraine.

Download in English language here.