Protests that led to the ouster of President Yanukovich in early 2014 have ushered in an era of crisis in Ukraine, and with it a wide range of human rights concerns. The armed conflict in Ukraine’s southeast has resulted in the deaths of thousands of civilians and сlose to 1,5 million displaced and been marked by violations of the laws of war by both government troops and Russian-backed rebels, including the use of banned cluster munitions. Russia’s occupation of Crimea has raised concerns about persecution of Crimean Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority native to Crimea. Authorities have responded to a heated propaganda war over the conflict by instituting new, excessive restrictions on the media.