Starting March 10, 2022 the team of Maidan Monitoring Information Center documents Russian war crimes in Kharkiv city and region. We focus on destruction of Ukrainian civil infrastructure by the Russian munition.

We are making photos and videos while helping the Ukrainian state investigators to document Russian war crimes in Ukraine as a part of pretrial criminal investigation. 

We do not publish the majority of photos and videos we make for security reasons.

How it started

The project was launched as a result of a personal experience of a Secretary of our organization Serhii Petrov, read more – Countering Russian aggression with a camera and continued by our Chair Nataliya Zubar, read more  Ukrainian Woman Has Footage She Hopes Will Be Used In War Crime Trials

Later other members of our organization and partners joined our team.


May 20, 2023, Prosecutor General of Ukraine filed a criminal indictment for war of aggression against Lieutenant General Andrii Ruzynskyi, Commander of the 11th Army Corps of the Baltic Fleet of the Western Military District of the Russian Armed Forces.  Between March and July, 2022, Ruzynskyi served as the Commander of the Russian military unit “Balakliya” and ordered Russian troops under his command to break through Ukraine’s sovereign border for the purpose of initiating the full-scale invasion, capture and occupation of the Kharkiv region.

Members of Maidan Monitoring Information Center team participated as involved specialists in the investigative and procedural actions of gathering evidence and in further analytical work on the processing of materials that formed the basis of this criminal proceeding, which is being investigated by investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region.

Read more Russian general who had been occupying the Kharkiv region is indicted for war of aggression


We produce analytical reports based on the results of our work.

Our publications

We are publishing detailed info on documented crimes you can look for them here.

Useful reference

NOTICE in criminal proceedings related to the Russian Federation’s armed aggression against Ukraine

The notice contains a brief systematic description of the pretrial investigation in criminal proceedings carried out in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine, the definitions of the main terms, rights and obligations of the parties, as well as the assignment of functions between the investigator and the prosecutor.

Our partners

Since March 29, 2022, we have been helped by our long-term partners – the Czech NGO Team 4 Ukraine. Czech criminologists, analysts, photographers and journalists help us. It was they who convinced the Czech Criminology Society to donate us the Autel drone, it was they who donated us the first car during the life of our organization. Together with them, we are working on documenting the long-term consequences of the war in Ukraine for culture and nature.

Together with them, we are preparing the tenth edition of our photo exhibition “Fracture” for demonstration in the European Parliament in late August – early September 2023.


We have been organising photo exhibitions using a tiny amount of impressive photos we make.

Our exhibition as a backdrop for a Crimea Platform conference in Bucharest, April 13, 2023. Photo by Adam Sybera
Deputy Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland Bogdan Borusewicz at the exhibition’s opening in Gdańsk. | Photo: Leszek Biernacki
Member of the European Parliament Marketa Gregorova opens the Fracture Exhibition in the European Parliament. Read more here

Visit the exhibition startpage FRACTURE. Documents from Kharkiv


You can see select videos on our channel:

Meet our team

<strong>Zhenya "Snigovyk" ("Snowman") Tytarenko</strong> photographs a shot iron helmet in the village of Vilkhivka, Kharkiv region. May 12, 2022. Photo by Nataliya Zubar.
Zhenya “Snigovyk” (“Snowman”) Tytarenko photographs a shot iron helmet in the village of Vilkhivka, Kharkiv region. May 12, 2022. Photo by Nataliya Zubar.


Juliia Hush is shooting a film on a burnt tank. Photo by Yevhen Tytarenko. September 1, 2022, Little Rohan.


Oleksii Svid shows Czech journalists a broken tram depot. February 15, 2023, Kharkiv. Photo by Kateryna Svid.


Kateryna Svid enters destroyed school in Piatykhatki district. Photo by Yevhen Tytarenko. October 29, 2022 року, Kharkiv.


Nataliya Zubar films a destroyed school. February 12, 2023. Slatine. Photo by Yevhen Tytarenko.


Serhii Petrov is filming the destroyed house he lived in. August 2, 2022. Photo by Yevhen Tytarenko.


Adam Sybera with a rocket in Slatine. December 12, 2022. Photo by Petr Pojman


Petr Pojman inspects a broken building. Dergachi. September 22, 2022. Photo by Nataliya Zubar.

Media coverage of our work

Who supports this project

Since April 2023, this project has been supported only by private donations. Every contribution is important to us and we are always short of money, click to see how you can support us.

Starting July 2022 until April 2023 this project have funded by Crown Agents International Development.

We express our deepest gratitude to the European Union and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation for supporting this project during the initial stage (March – June, 2022).

This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of Maidan Monitoring Information Center  and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.