Russian occupiers have raped over 400 Ukrainian women and children since February 24, 2022
In the first half of April 2022, the Ombudsman’s Office of Ukraine received approximately 400 complaints about the rape of various individuals by the Russian military.
According to the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Liudmyla Denisova: “In two weeks, from April 1, 2022, to April 14, 2022, when we made the preliminary report, there were 400 such appeals. But they (these appeals. – Ed.) continue to arrive, we record them. And not everyone calls and writes because people still need to come to their senses to start talking about it and to understand that they need this psychological help.”
She also described several rapes reported by citizens to the Ukrainian Ombudsman’s Office. In Irpin, in particular, a 20-year-old woman was unnaturally raped by three invaders. In one of the villages in the Ingulets direction, Kherson region, Russian invaders raped a 16-year-old pregnant girl and her 78-year-old grandmother at the same time, in front of each other, after that a teenage girl lost her child.
Separately, Denisova noted that there is information about the rape of adult men. For example, according to her, there is information that a 45-year-old man in Kyiv region, who was not subject to conscription, went out for water and was raped brutally by the Russian military, beaten, and thrown on the road.