Send Letter eng

Artur Prikhno

Investigative journalist

He specializes in the topic of enforced disappearances of civilians during hostilities, as well as in covering war trials. He graduated from the Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy.

Since 2019, he has been covering trials related to war, the Revolution of Dignity, as well as attacks on activists and journalists. He used to work for the Insider publication and the Watchers project. He wrote reports from court hearings and analytical materials for such publications as, Novynarnia, Censor.NET.

He takes part in field missions and investigations of Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine.

Author's articles
War Crime in Olenivka: Investigation into the Events Related to the Massacre of Imprisoned Azov Regiment Soldiers

A year ago, on the night of July 28-29, several explosions occurred in Volnovakha penal colony No. 120, known as Olenivska. A fire broke out in a barracks housing 193 Azov prisoners. About 50 soldiers were killed and more than 70 others were seriously injured. The Media Initiative for Human Rights is conducting its own investigation into the crime. This time, we are recreating the events of July 28-29, 2022 in detail.

26 July 2023

“We’ve been proving for a year that it was no ordinary stroll with assault rifles.” History of the struggle of Kherson territorial defense members

A man who introduced himself as an FSB officer put a notebook in front of Oleksandr Starodubets, […]

14 April 2023

Other war crimes
Beryslav “prison.” Russians held a teacher captive, urging him to cooperate

Beryslav is a town in Kherson Oblast that was under Russian occupation from the early days of […]

26 December 2022

Crimes in Olenivka: Chronology, Testimonies and Names of Those Involved

The history of creation and operation of the most notorious place used for detention of civilians and […]

1 December 2022

Other war crimes
Russians arranged a so-called prison for civilians in Biliaivka of the Kherson region. The story of three months in captivity

Russians kept Serhii Urodlivchenko in captivity for three months. A small room that looked like a closet became a so-called prison for 11 illegally abducted people from the Kherson region. Some of them did not survive tortures. Learn about it from the story of Serhii from Liubymivka.

22 November 2022

Enforced disappearances
Ihor Talalay: three months of “filtration” in torture chambers of occupied Donetsk Region

Appalling conditions of incarceration, harassment, and physical violence are some of the tactics Russians resort to in […]

6 July 2022

Our social media