A 14-year-old boy who was killed in a summary execution.
A 4-year-old girl and an 82-year-old woman were sexually assaulted.
A monk was brutally beaten, then stripped naked and forced to march naked through the village streets for an hour.
These were among the new research’s nightmare findings. A report sponsored by the United Nations It was announced Thursday that Russia had committed war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. Year-long invasion of Ukraine.
Three international experts appointed as investigators to the Human Rights Council’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine have concluded that Russia is guilty of serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.
These include indiscriminate bombing of civilian-populated areas, targeted attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, torture, illegal detention, summary executions and rape.
“The Commission is concerned with the number, geographic extent and severity of human rights violations and corresponding international crimes documented during its mandate,” the investigators wrote in their report. “They are affecting men, women, boys and girls of all backgrounds and ages.”
The report is unlikely to have any real impact on Russia, but it will likely put pressure on Russia to hold it accountable. by the International Criminal Court.
At the very least, the report also serves as a historical record of human rights violations by Russia, which did not cooperate with the investigation.
A man whose father was executed by members of the Russian army in a village in the Kharkiv region told investigators: Now, if the culprit is still alive, the maximum punishment must be given. ”