The attitude of Ukrainians towards those who obtain Russian passports and cooperate with the occupation authorities: results of the OPORA survey
Attitudes of Ukrainian People to Those Who Stayed in The Temporarily Occupied Territories — OPORA Study Findings
How Russia prepares for pseudo-elections in the occupied territories
Russia plans to hold so-called “elections” to the “legislative bodies” (in other words, occupation governments) in the occupied areas of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts as well as in 79 municipal districts this coming fall.
The Occupied. How and Why Russia “Rebuilds” Mariupol
Almost fully destroyed by the Russians, Mariupol has been under occupation for a year. The Ukrainian information space receives little reports about the life of its inhabitants and the functioning of the infrastructure. However, we can see that Russia is trying to paint a picture of the “reconstruction” in the city. On the bones.
How the Russian Propaganda Fist Clenches in the TOTs: Infofield under the Occupation in TOTs
Whereas by February 2022, new pro-Russian channels had been appearing sporadically, such as several channels per month, after February 2022 they appeared almost daily, often more than one per day. In order to evaluate the content shared by the occupation Telegram resources, we randomly selected 100 channels and overviewed their content. It can be divided into the following thematic blocks.
VKontakte with the occupiers: the Russian propaganda machine in the temporarily occupied territories
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, restrictions have intensified. Now the Russian Federation is blocking everything they are not able to control. Since the summer of 2022, there has been no free access to radio and television in the temporarily occupied territories (TOTs), neither to most Ukrainian and international websites nor even popular social networks. As a result, residents are cut off from impartial news and fall under the crushing influence of Russian propaganda. Civil N...
TOTs Information Space: Restrictions on Ukrainian Resources and Occupational Pro-Russian Alternatives
In this report, OPORA described in detail the measures undertaken by Russia to restrict access to the Ukrainian information field in the temporarily occupied territories, as well as the scale and dynamics of the development of an alternative media infrastructure for the information service provision for the needs of the occupation in the social network Vkontakte and in Telegram messenger. We analyzed the content of the occupers’ pages and channels, and classified them by content type. Data co...
THE OCCUPIED. How Ukraine Investigates War Crimes
Russia is waging an aggressive war against Ukraine, in violation of the rules of war. The enemy army is killing civilians, and obliterating entire cities with rocket and artillery strikes. Mariupol, Severodonetsk, Izyum and Soledar were almost completely destroyed by the invaders. The extent of the war crimes committed by Russians will be definitively understood only after the complete liberation of all the occupied territories. Currently, Ukrainian law enforcement officers are investigating ...
THE OCCUPIED. How Ukraine Brings Back Life to the Liberated Kherson Region
On November, 11, Ukrainian troops liberated the right-bank part of Kherson oblast, including the Oblast center. Since then, stabilization measures have continued in the de-occupied territories, aimed at restoring critical infrastructure that the occupiers were deliberately destroying during their retreat. It is not easy to do so under incessant shelling.