Human Rights Watch documented Russia’s war crimes against Ukrainians
The Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization has documented the first war crimes of the Russian Federation against Ukrainians in the occupied territories of Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Kyiv regions, HRW has said in its report.
“These include a case of repeated rape; two cases of summary execution, one of six men, the other of one man; and other cases of unlawful violence and threats against civilians between February 27, 2022, and March 14, 2022. Soldiers were also implicated in looting civilian property, including food, clothing, and firewood,” HRW said in the report published on April 3, 2022.
“Those who carried out these abuses are responsible for war crimes,” the human rights organization said.
“The cases we documented amount to unspeakable, deliberate cruelty and violence against Ukrainian civilians,” Hugh Williamson, Europe, and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said.