To tell the world about the war crimes committed by Russian soldiers and Russian military leadership on the territory of Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, as well as about their consequences.
Our main task is to record the most terrible crimes and not to let them ‘disappear’ in the constant flood of news in the feed. The online archive was created as a communication project to strengthen Ukraine's voice on this issue on the world stage, as well as to counter Russian propaganda, which actively denies any crimes.
We urge people to spread information from the online archive and demand fair punishment for war criminals.
The online archive was created in early April 2022, when the world was first stirred by the news from the liberated Bucha and Irpin. Search engine queries confirmed the need to provide the world with the opportunity to quickly and efficiently learn the facts about Russia's crimes and see the evidence in the form of photo and video materials (which are allowed to be distributed by the terms of the investigation and moral standards).
The online archive is still one of the most visited sections of the site.
On April 9, 2022, the online archive was announced by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at a briefing.
The website documents war crimes committed by the Russian army in Ukraine during the full-scale invasion since February 24, 2022.
Crimes are classified into 7 categories:
- killing of innocents;
- attacks on civilians or civilian facilities;
- destruction of settlements;
- taking hostages and torture;
- illegal deportation;
- attacks on religion and culture;
- cases of rape.
The archive is available in 9 languages.
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“We will definitely punish Russian war criminals for the atrocities committed by them in Ukraine. Not only the perpetrators, but also the commanders who gave orders and the entire vertical to the military and political leadership of the Russian Federation. The online archive guarantees that Russians will not be able to hide the truth about their terrible crimes in Ukraine from the world,” Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, April 9, 2022.
We are particularly grateful to
who helped to translate the online archive into German, French and Russian.
who helped with writing and collecting evidence of Russia's war crimes in Ukraine.
Project manager: Yuliia Kleban
Section editor: Veronika Lutska
Project design: plusone social impact
Translations: Kyiv Regional Translation Bureau and an incredible team of volunteers
The project is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and with the financial support of the European Union.