MISSION AND PURPOSE (Mission and aims)
Vostok-SOS collects and documents facts of violations of human rights and humanitarian law committed in the context of the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine: illegal arrests, illegal imprisonment, murder, torture, persecution for political and religious beliefs, shelling of civilian objects, shelling from residential areas, etc.
Documenting Program Coordinator
Nataliya joined the team of Vostok SOS in summer 2016 as an operator of protected data base of the coalition “Justice for peace in Donbas”, co-founded by Vostok SOS. Nataliya participated in the projects of the coalition: learned the experience of documenting the war-crimes and created data bases of civic organizations which worked and continue working on the armed conflict in Balkans within the framework of the project “Empowerment of the civil society for the transformation of the memory culture – non-violent ways for solving the cruel past of Donbas” with the help of the German organization KURVE Wustrow. She also participated in creating of the documentary exhibition “On the changing point” and as author of several chapters of the analytical compilations “To live against the odds” and “The city, from which the was started” which was dedicated to the problems of civilians during the war. Now Nataliya is the coordinator of the branch for documenting the human rights violations during the armed conflict in Ukraine.
Human Rights Watchdog, Social worker
Mariya was the active participant of Euromaidan in Luhansk. She started to collaborate with the team of Vostok SOS as an SMM specialist in the Internet-media informator.media since June 2014.
In 2017 Mariya joined the team of the documenters of the human rights violations and started to collect the war crimes to report them to national investigative authorities and international courts.
Within the framework of the project “Empowerment of the civil society for the transformation of the memory culture – non-violent ways for solving the cruel past of Donbas” with the help of the German organization KURVE Wustrow, she took part in the collection of information for the compilation “To live against the odds”, creating the exhibition “On the changing point”, and also the book about the situation in the occupied city of Slovyansk, “The city, from which the was started”.
Since 2018 and up to date Mariya provides social support for the former prisoners of war, their families and also relatives of the unaccounted.