Ukraine: Russian Invasion Causing Widespread Suffering for Civilians
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A family walks amid destroyed military vehicles in Bucha, near Kyiv, Ukraine, April 6, 2022.
© 2022 AP Photo/Felipe Dana.
(Kyiv, January 12, 2023) – Russia’s war in Ukraine has wrought a devastating toll on civilians and shattered civilian life in much of the country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2023.
Russian forces have committed apparent war crimes and crimes against humanity, including torture, summary executions, and enforced disappearances. They have carried out indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas and repeatedly targeted energy infrastructure, leaving millions of civilians periodically without electricity, water, and heat as winter temperatures plunged. More than 14 million Ukrainians have been forced to flee their …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch