OSCE reports on war crimes in Ukraine

The second report since the Russian invasion of Ukraine was issued by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe – on cases of non-compliance with international humanitarian law and human rights.

It applies to the period from April 1 to June 25. Both reports were prepared by a group of OSCE experts within the framework of a special mechanism launched on March 3 at the initiative of Kyiv and with the support of 45 countries. BB.LV.

The document testifies that in the war zone in Ukraine, internationally recognized rules for conducting armed conflicts and basic human rights are grossly violated. The authors of the report blame the majority of violations on Russian forces and representatives of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

The authors of the review base their conclusions on data from non-governmental structures, the media and international organizations: the UN, the OSCE, the Council of Europe. The experts visited Ukraine and visited Kyiv, Irpin, Gostomel and Bucha.

The document refers to a large number of civilians who have died due to hostilities in Ukraine since February 24 (according to the UN, more than 5 thousand) and significant damage to civilian infrastructure: power supply systems and waterworks, schools and hospitals, residential buildings and administrative buildings.

Some of the allegations involve both sides, Russian and Ukrainian forces. In particular, they refer to showing disrespect to the dead. And, as in the first report, the authors of the second accuse both sides of violating the rights of prisoners.

Earlier, our publication wrote about how an underage teenager for more than 90 days spent in prison after he was detained by the Russian military at a checkpoint, when leaving Melitopol in the direction of Zaporozhye as part of an evacuation column.

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