In the second report of the “Moscow Mechanism” of the OSCE, within the framework of which an expert mission was created to study the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, repeated cases of sexual violence committed by the Russian military, as well as mass murders of civilians, including children, were confirmed.
According to him, the second OSCE report, covering the period from April 1 to June 25, “was painful to read.” He cited excerpts from the report, which confirm that the Russian military resorted to sexual violence in the cities of Ukraine.
“The scale of Russia’s atrocities is vast. For example, the mission cited “abundant” reports of women and girls being raped and sexually abused by Russia’s armed forces. The report mentions the case of 23-year-old Karina Yershova in Bucha who was abducted, raped, tortured, and finally shot dead by Russian troops. The report also highlights a report by Commissioner for Human Rights Denisova that 25 girls aged 14 to 24 were kept in a basement in Bucha and gang-raped by Russian troops, resulting in nine becoming pregnant. The report also states that a one-year-old boy was sexually abused and a 78-year-old woman was raped by Russian troops.”
The US ambassador to the OSCE emphasized that “the apologists of the regime that commits these horrors” want the whole world to believe that Ukraine is committing these crimes.
“But we have facts on our side, and not just facts, but evidence,” he added.