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Ukraine’s first suicide prevention hotline helps address trauma of Russian invasion

The first suicide prevention hotline in Ukraine’s history turned four in October 2023. Since it was launched in 2019, Lifeline Ukraine has proven increasingly necessary as Ukrainians struggle with the mental health challenges posed by Russia’s full-scale invasion. When I was tasked with creating Lifeline Ukraine, I knew nothing about suicide prevention. I am not […]

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President Zelenskyy’s Holodomor address: “Evil was not stopped but we are stopping it now”

Below is the English-language text of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to the nation on Holodomor Remembrance Day 2023: Every year at the end of November, a cold shiver runs down our spine. Regardless of the weather conditions and our location. With coldness in our hearts we are all united by a tragic date: the […]

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Putin’s chilling warning: Ukraine will have “a week left to live” if West ends military aid

Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has warned that Ukraine would have “a week left to live” if the country’s Western partners stopped the delivery of weapons. Speaking at the annual Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi on October 5, Putin claimed Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against Russia’s ongoing invasion was entirely dependent on the support of […]

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UN investigator: Russian state media may be guilty of “inciting genocide” in Ukraine

United Nations investigators probing alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine have warned that rhetoric broadcast by the Russian media could qualify as incitement to genocide. In a September 25 address to the UN Human Rights Council, the leader of the UN’s Commission of Inquiry investigative team, Erik Mose, spoke of his concern over allegations of […]

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UN Special Rapporteur: Torture of Ukrainian captives is Russian “state policy”

Russia is engaging in the torture of Ukrainian civilians and prisoners of war as part of a systematic, state-sponsored policy, according to a new report by the UN’s Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. “The volume of credible allegations of torture and other inhumane acts that are being […]