22/12/2022 13:12
9th month of war in the digest from EUCCI experts

Premeditated murders and tortures of civilians, sexual violence and deliberate attacks on the civilian population and civilian objects - this an incomplete list of crimes committed in November by the Russian military. This is stated in the digest from the experts of the EUCCI.

In November, 50 locations of probable graves of those died during the occupation were investigated in the liberated territories of Mykolaiv and Kherson regions. About 200 bodies were identified. At the same time, more than 2,000 bodies of the dead found in all the de-occupied territories still remain unidentified.

Information about more cases of sexual assault continues to appear. In such a way, on 03 November, it became known that investigators of the National Police informed two Russian servicemen about suspicion of raping a pregnant woman during the temporary occupation of the territory of the Kyiv region by the Russian armed forces.

The occupants continued shelling the energy infrastructure facilities. In particular, on 15 November, the Russian armed forces fired 96 missiles at Ukraine. 15 power facilities were damaged, and more than 7 million customers were left without power supply. During the shelling on 23 November, about 70 missiles were fired. The target of the attack was mainly power generation objects. The shelling resulted in systemic accidents and mass de-energization of consumers in Ukraine and Moldova.

During November 2022, the armed forces of the Russian Federation, by their actions, again threatened the safe operation of high-risk installations. As a result of massive missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine, that took place on 15 November, power units of the Khmelnitsky and Rivne nuclear power plants were disconnected. Power supply to the Khmelnitsky Nuclear Power Plant was restored only after 9 hours (all this time, the plant was cooled by diesel power generators).


Read more about these and other recorded violations in the Digest:

The Eastern Ukrainian Center for Civic Initiatives documents human rights violations committed during the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine since 2014. The purpose of documentation is to present the collected materials to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, international commissions of investigation and other international organizations. The EUCCI provides free legal and other forms of assistance to certain categories of victims. For more information about the EUCCI, please visit the website of the organization: https://totalaction.org.ua/.

Human rights activists continue to record numerous incidents of similar and other violations of IHL that can be qualified as war crimes and crimes against humanity.