Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Russian military has committed seven types of war crimes


Human rights activists conclude that the following core international crimes have been committed.

1) Violation of the principle of distinction and indiscriminate attacks (example: rocket-bomb attack on the building of the Drama Theater in besieged Mariupol).

2) Attacks on objects under special protection (example: shelling of the territory of PJSC “Sumykhimprom” and damage to the tank with ammonia).

3) Destruction and seizure of property, looting (example: looting by the Russians of the historical and cultural museum-reserve “Sadyba Popova” in Vasylivka district of Zaporozhzhia region).

4) The use of hunger as a way of waging war and restricting access to humanitarian aid (example: the blockade of Russian troops in Mariupol, which may be about 300-400 thousand civilians).

5) Deportation and forced relocation of civilians in the occupied territories (example: deportation of several thousand Mariupol residents by the Russian military to the territory of the Russian Federation and to the so-called DNR and LHP).

6) Sexual violence (facts of rape were recorded in Kyiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia regions).

7) Forced disappearances and arbitrary imprisonment (example: detention by Russians of the Secretary of the City Council of Nova Kakhovka Dmytro Vasylyev).

This is stated in the digest of violations prepared by human rights activists of the public organization “Eastern Ukrainian Center for Public Initiatives”.

Source: Svidomi


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