Schemes (Skhemy) is an award-winning investigative news project run by RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service that focuses on exposing high-level corruption. It was created in the wake of the 2014 Maidan Revolution.
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February 14, 2023
Russian Flash Drive Identifies Key Figures In Occupation Of Ukraine
A flash drive left behind by fleeing Russian forces in Ukraine contains hundreds of documents, including citations for medals, which identify key officials involved in handling civilians who allegedly hold anti-Russian views in occupied areas. Many of those civilians say they have been tortured.
December 07, 2022
'They Called Him The Specialist': Ukrainian Man Tells Of Kherson Torturer
Serhiy Mak says he spent 25 days locked in the cellar of an office building in Kherson, southern Ukraine, where he was tortured by a Russian man nicknamed "The Specialist." Mak spoke to RFE/RL after Ukrainian forces liberated the city from Russian occupation.
December 05, 2022
Russian Soldier Says Commander Stabbed Ukrainian Woman To Death
A Russian commander stabbed an elderly Ukrainian woman to death during the retreat from Izyum, according to a soldier in his unit. Evidence of the alleged war crime first emerged from a phone intercept by Ukrainian intelligence.
December 01, 2022
Ukrainian Man Spends Months Digging Through Rubble To Find His Dead Friend
A Ukrainian man spent months digging through the wreckage of an apartment block to find the body of a close friend from his school days. Pavlo Holub lives in Izyum, and he carried out this work during the six-month Russian occupation of the town before it was liberated by Ukrainian forces.
September 30, 2022
Russian Oligarch Avoids Sanctions Despite Apparent Ties To Nuclear Weapons Industry
An investigation by RFE/RL journalists shows connections between the metallurgical empire of Vladimir Lisin, one of Russia's richest oligarchs, and Russia's military industries. Unlike many of Russia's politically connected industrialists, Lisin and his companies have mostly avoided sanctions.
September 09, 2022
How Russian Oil Evades EU Sanctions And Lands In European Ports
An RFE/RL investigation exposes how Russian oil or oil products are evading sanctions and arriving in the European Union. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Russian ships are barred from docking at EU ports. So how do these shipments end up there?
August 22, 2022
Mapped: The 17 Ukrainian Villagers Killed Under Russian Occupation
Seventeen people were killed during the monthlong occupation of a Ukrainian village called Andriyivka, which when the war began had a population of just over 1,000. Using a variety of evidence including eyewitness testimony, RFE/RL has mapped where, when, and how the victims died.
June 20, 2022
Satellite Images Show Russia Shipping Grain From Occupied Ukraine To Syria
Satellite images bolster accusations that Russia is transporting huge quantities of stolen Ukrainian grain to Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service has documented a series of shipments through the largest grain terminal in Russian-occupied Crimea.