OSCE mission released the first international report documenting Russia’s war crimes
An independent expert mission set up within the OSCE Moscow Mechanism released its report documenting human rights violations, international humanitarian law (IHL) violations, and possible war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine.
The report has more than 100 pages and contains an investigation into the human rights and humanitarian consequences of the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine launched on February 24, 2022.
“The Mission found clear patterns of international humanitarian law violations by the Russian forces on many of the issues investigated. This concerns, in particular, their conduct of hostilities,” reads the report.
The report documents numerous crimes committed by Russian troops, including the use of cluster munitions, munitions with a large blast radius such as large bombs or missiles, unguided missiles, artillery and mortars, multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), and dumb bombs released by aircraft, the alleged use of incendiary weapons, white phosphorus and thermobaric or vacuum bombs, in densely populated areas.