Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova said in a telegram that the Russian military was trying to establish full control over Mariupol in the Donetsk region.
Comment: Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova
“Since yesterday, the invaders have not allowed residents from Mariupol. According to eyewitnesses, they have set a deadline of 5-7 days, when the city will remain closed,” she said.
Denisova called on the world to recognize the genocide of depriving civilians of the opportunity to save their lives, in accordance with the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Comment: Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmyla Denisova:
“I appeal to the UN Commission to Investigate Human Rights Violations during Russia’s Military Invasion of Ukraine and the expert mission set up by the OSCE participating States in accordance with the Moscow Mechanism to take into account these human rights violations in Ukraine,” she said.