Izyum massacre, Russia’s “mobilization” and “referenda” – Weekly digest, 18-25 Sept, 2022 (podcast)

447 bodies have been found in a mass grave in Izyum, a liberated town in Eastern Ukraine’s Kharkiv Region. 30 bodies bear signs of torture.

Izyum is another example of Russian war crimes and atrocities.

Russia declared partial “mobilization” is now holding fake “referenda” on the occupied territories of Ukraine.

Learn more from the weekly digest of our “Explaining Ukraine” podcast.


  • Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher and journalist, chief editor at UkraineWorld.org
  • Tetyana Ogarkova, Ukrainian scholar and journalist who is in charge of international outreach at the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre.

We continue our “Explaining Ukraine” podcast by discussing consequences of Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

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UCMC’s contribution to episode #143 is supported by the joint Ukraine Crisis Media Center and Estonian Centre for International Development project that is funded by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and American Embassy in Kyiv.