More refugees have been created by the war in Ukraine than any other conflict since WWII.
A report of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine showed evidence of war crimes during the invasion, including rape and torture.
A new report by the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine has been released more than a year ago. It includes evidence of war crimes, including systemic rape, torture, and murder of civilians, as well as indiscriminate attacks on infrastructure, which have caused millions of people to be displaced.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, there were approximately eight million Ukrainian refugees living in Europe as of February 21st. Of these, around 90 percent of them are children and women. There are 5.4 million people who are still living in Ukraine, despite being displaced.
The report states that nearly 18 million Ukrainians are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, and they have been living in harsh winter conditions. The conflict has affected people's rights to health, education, and access to adequate housing, food, water, and food. People with disabilities, older people, and minorities are particularly vulnerable. The conflict has affected every region of the country.
OHCHR had, as of February 15, recorded 8,006 civilians who were killed in Ukraine and 13,287 were injured since the invasion started on February 24, last year. However, the report indicates that officials believe the actual numbers are "considerably higher."
The United Nations commission visited 56 communities affected by Russia's invasion. They also conducted interviews with 348 women, and 247 men to complete their report. According to an email from the UN to Insider, investigators claimed to have seen "sites of destruction," graves, places of detention and torture, and weapon remnants.
The report stated that two cases of alleged war crimes were investigated by Ukrainian forces. However, evidence suggests that Russian authorities have committed a wide variety of violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law in many regions in Ukraine and in Russia. This includes "willful killings and attacks on civilians", "willful killings", "willful deaths", and "willful confinement, torture, rape and forced transfers and deportations" of children.
According to a UN statement sent to Insider, the man who was executed by Russian armed forces in the Izium region said that he had been punished, by innocent people.
The International Criminal Court, a tribunal based at The Hague in the Netherlands issued a warrant for Vladimir Putin's international arrest on Friday. It accused Putin of war crimes and called for him to face trial. However, Russia, like the US does not recognize the authority or jurisdiction of the ICC.
Putin is alleged to be responsible for the war crime that forcibly deports children from occupied Ukraine to the Russian Federation because he failed to control the military personnel who committed the acts. This was stated by the ICC in a Friday statement.
Insider was told by a spokesperson for the State Department that Russia has committed war crimes and atrocities against Ukraine. We have made it clear that we believe this and that the United States determinations regarding these atrocities are independent of the independent decisions of the ICC on the matter before it."guest