Contents tagged with war crimes

  • Kyiv: Russian army shelled penal colony with Ukrainian POWs in Donetsk region

    The General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces of Ukraine commented to the shelling of the Volnovakha correctional colony No. 120 in the village of Olenivka, Donetsk region.

    "The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation carried out a targeted deliberate artillery shelling of a penal institution in the village of Olenivka, Donetsk region, where Ukrainian prisoners were also held," the Ukrainian General Staff said.

    "The Russian occupiers pursued their criminal goals - to accuse Ukraine of …

  • UN human rights chief says more than 1,000 civilian bodies have been uncovered north of Kyiv

    The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, announced Thursday that the bodies of more than 1,000 civilians have been found in the areas north of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv that were occupied by Russian forces. The numbers include several hundred civilians who were summarily executed.

    “The figures will continue to increase,” Ms. Bachelet told a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

    The UN investigation has focused on reports of abuses in Bucha, …

  • Amnesty International says it has evidence of war crimes by Russian forces in Ukraine

    Amnesty International announced it has evidence of war crimes committed by Russian forces in the Kyiv region during the invasion of Ukraine.

    During a press briefing held after a 12-day investigation in around the Ukrainian capital, Amnesty International said Russian forces "must face justice for a series of war crimes" in the Kyiv region.

    The organization’s investigation was based "on dozens of interviews and extensive review of material evidence" and has documented "unlawful air strikes on …

  • Ukraine to submit to International Criminal Court evidence of Russia's war crimes

    Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Office has documented evidence of Russia’s recent offences against warfare law, which was violated during an artillery firing on a Nikolaeva-2 village. The Office plans to submit these reports to the International Criminal Court in Hague, the state authority press-service reports.

    “Russian-terrorist forces using heavy artillery, in violation of international humanitarian law, carried out targeted artillery fire of Nikolaevka-2 village (in Bakhmut Raion of the …

  • UN has enough evidence to indict Assad but Russia prevents it

    International Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte said that the investigation of crimes in Syria has yielded enough evidence to prosecute President Bashar Assad.

    Carla del Ponte became famous for her investigations of war crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Last week, she said that she is withdrawing from the UN Commission on Syria in protest. She is unhappy that the UN Security Council is not creating a special tribunal for Syria, to bring to justice those responsible for war crimes.

    One of …

  • US representative to the UN: Russia committed crimes in Syria

    Nikki Haley, Permanent US Representative to the UN, while speaking on the protection of human rights at the UN Security Council on March 29, said that Russia and Iran are involved in the Assad regime’s annihilation of the population and civilian infrastructure in Aleppo. The US representative referred to this as “war crimes”.

    “Together with Russia and Iran, the Assad regime has destroyed every hospital in eastern Aleppo. Every single one. A quarter of a million people have been left to suffer. …

  • The US calls on Russia to halt airstrikes in Syria

    Speaking at a Security Council meeting, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said that the ruthless attacks of the Russian Federation and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime must be stopped.

    “The people who are behind these attacks should know that we, and the international community, monitor their actions, document their abuses and that one day, they will be brought to justice,” Power said.

    She named five Syrian commanders, who, according to Washington, …

  • Report on crimes in the Donbas region was presented in the Polish Sejm

    On Wednesday, a report about Russian crimes in Donbas in 2014 was presented in the Lower House of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland. The report was based on over 60 interviews of prisoners, conducted by Ukrainian and Polish volunteers. UKRINFORM reports that the document was presented by the Deputy Head of the Sejm Commission for Foreign Affairs and one of the initiators of its creation, Małgorzata Gosiewska.

    "I hope that criminals will be punished as the war crimes have no statute of …

  • Report on Russian crimes in the Donbas was submitted to The Hague

    The report on the Russian crimes committed in the Donbas region in 2014 was handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

    This was reported by Małgorzata Gosiewska, a Deputy of the Polish Sejm and the Deputy Chairman of the Commission of the Lower House of the Polish Parliament on Foreign Affairs on her Facebook page

    "Evidence of Russian war crimes committed in Ukraine was presented. Details will follow," Gosiewska wrote.

    Earlier Gosiewska stated that this report has an open …

  • Polish MP: Evidence of Russian war crimes in the Donbas will be handed over to The Hague

    Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Igor Strelkov, leaders of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) have been indicted as war criminals in the Polish report to The Hague.

    RBC-Ukraine reports that the evidence of Russian war crimes in Donbas in 2014 will be handed over to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, as Polish Parliamentarian Małgorzata Gosiewska told the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada. Gosiewska is co-author of the report "Russian Crimes in the East of Ukraine."

    "I hope that in the coming …