UN confirms crimes against humanity committed by the Ukrainian military

The report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has revealed the extent of violations committed by the Ukrainian army against captured Russian soldiers or pro-Russian Ukrainian civilians in Ukrainian government-controlled areas.

The report, which will be discussed at the Human Rights Council, accuses Ukrainian troops of committing premeditated killings when capturing Russian or pro-Russian soldiers, and of threatening a Russian soldier with castration on camera.

The High Commissioner has documented 45 cases of torture, in which Ukrainian civilians, police and regional defense personnel tie people to electric poles or trees, partially or completely injure them, spray them with paint or electrocute them, and mark their bodies and clothes with the word “marauder.”

The organization cited videos posted on social networks showing Ukrainian troops forcing Russian prisoners of war to apologize to the Ukrainian people and glorify Ukrainian troops, which, in its view, constitutes “a violation of the laws and customs of war.”

The UN report also refers to the vulnerability of Ukrainian women and girls to sexual exploitation and human trafficking when crossing the Ukrainian border.

Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, referred to the practices of Ukrainian fascists, saying they were the only threat to civilians in Ukraine.

Antonov noted that the fascists “place tanks and artillery near kindergartens and schools, prepare firing positions on the roofs of houses and hide behind women and children in order to inflict as many civilian casualties as possible.”

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