She’s an alumna of the Institute of Journalism of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, who used to work for the Glavred magazine and the STB television network, collaborated with the newspapers Den and Ukrainska Pravda. Currently, she is a political columnist for the Focus magazine.
She has been covering the topic of illegally detained Ukrainian citizens on the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Donbas since 2015. She started with journalistic materials, later joined organizing advocacy campaigns to promote the release of illegally detained persons. She’s the author of the reports Military and civilian detainees in Donbas: searching for the efficient mechanism of release and Female face of Donbas hostages.
Since February 2020, she has been a member of the Interdepartmental Commission for consideration of issues related to the recognition of persons deprived of their personal freedom as a result of armed aggression against Ukraine and the implementation of measures aimed at their social protection.
Since July 2020, as an expert, she has been cooperating with USAID Human Rights in Action Program.
One of the most brutal Russian colonies, where Ukrainian military prisoners and civilians are held, is located in the town of Donskoy in the Tula region. MIHR has documented testimonies of several victims who were continuously beaten, tortured, and driven to insanity there.
8 February 2024
Oleksandr Medvediov, mayor of Snovsk in Chernihiv Region, was taken hostage in March 2022 when Russian forces invaded the city. Captured by enemy soldiers, he endured several days in handcuffs, subjected to brutal interrogation and physical abuse, including a broken shoulder blade, and faced a ransom demand for his release.
5 January 2024
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
The history of creation and operation of the most notorious place used for detention of civilians and […]
1 December 2022