UN report on 2014-16 killings in Ukraine

A new UN report released on July 14th describes the widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine from January 2014 till May 2016 and highlights the very limited accountability that has taken place.

The report, which was prepared by the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, claiming up to 2,000 civilian lives. Close to 90 per cent of conflict-related civilian deaths have resulted from indiscriminate shelling of residential areas.

Nobody has taken responsibility for any civilian deaths caused by the conduct of hostilities, the report says, adding that some of the killings may amount to war crimes and/or crimes against humanity.

The 20-page report, which has an additional 31-page annex describing more than 60 specific cases, focuses mainly on cases of alleged killings of civilians, and people otherwise protected under international humanitarian law, in the conflict zone while no armed hostilities were taking place in the immediate vicinity of the incidents.

To read the report in English, click here.

To read the report in the Ukrainian, click here.

To read the report in Russian, click here.