On the edge. Observance of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in the Village of Shyrokyne (Donetsk Region) during the Armed Conflict in the Donbas: Monitoring Report

On the edge. Observance of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in the Village of Shyrokyne (Donetsk Region) during the Armed Conflict in the Donbas: Monitoring Report

The report outlines the violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the village of Shyrokyne (Donetsk region) documented by the Eastern-Ukrainian Center for Civic Initiatives during the armed conflict in the Donbas. The documented violations take place against the background of military events in the village in 2014-2016. The study pays considerable attention to shelling of the village and its consequences, deaths and injuries among civilians, and the looting of residents’ property. The report examines the socio-economic and legal problems of Shyrokyne residents forced to leave the village. An important part of the report concerns participation of representatives of the Russian Federation in the military operations in the South of Donetsk region, as well as investigation of crimes committed in the village of Shyrokyne.