UN found evidence of war crimes against children during Russian invasion of Ukraine
One of the independent members of the recently established UN Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine told RFE/RL’s Balkan Service that investigators found evidence of war crimes, including sexual abuse of children, during Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, with the “vast majority” of offenses having been committed by Russian troops.
Dzumhur said there was a “very wide” range of crimes that have been uncovered in Ukraine.
“When we talk about children, they were wounded or killed by firearms. They were sexually abused. We recorded violations of the rights of children placed in homes for neglected children,” Dzumhur said, adding that the commission had also received information about children being moved from Ukraine to Russia even though “in many cases” their biological parents still reside in Ukraine.