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Documentaries about the War Crimes in Ukraine

The War Crimes Investigations Unit is a department at the Kyiv Independent that is conducting investigations into war crimes and Russian atrocities in Ukraine. The unit, led by some of Ukraine’s top investigative journalists, produces documentaries that uncover war crimes committed during Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine.

Russian forces have allegedly committed over 80,000 war crimes since the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine.

The War Crimes Investigations Unit is working to tell personal stories and shed light on the suffering behind Russia’s war crimes, committed on a massive scale.

The team provides in-depth investigations to help the victims seek justice, law enforcement gather evidence, and readers understand the horrors of Russia’s brutal invasion.

The Kyiv Independent is Ukraine’s fastest-growing English-language media outlet, created in November 2021, just three months before the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. It operates as an independent media organization and relies mainly on donations from readers for funding.

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An investigation into Russia’s abduction of Ukrainian children

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Investigation into the killing of Ukrainian children by the Russian military.

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Tymur Tsapliienko, 17, a Ukrainian refugee, shares his view on the cost of war and the price of the world’s dependence on fossil fuels.

Tymur helps us to begin to understand the impact of Russia’s invasion on Ukraine’s exiles as well as what led to this crisis. He makes a connection between the war and Europe’s dependence on Russia’s fossil fuels.

His film travels a reverse journey, from Germany back through Poland to meet his father, who was injured in a Russian bombardment while reporting for a Ukrainian news channel and whom he hasn’t seen in months. Along the way, he interviews other teenage refugees. Each conversation helps him understand the conflict and his own feelings toward it. Through Tymur’s eyes we glimpse displays of human solidarity and even hope for a chance at a new life.

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