: Euromaidanpress: Hague receives report on Russia's war crimes in Donbas

14:31 Apr. 26, 2016

Euromaidanpress: Hague receives report on Russia's war crimes in Donbas

Pages of the “Russian War Crimes in Eastern Ukraine” report. (Photo: facebook.com/m.gosiewska)

Former detainees tell about tortures they went  through

The report "Russian War Crimes in Eastern Ukraine" was submitted to the International Criminal Court in the Hague on April 22.

The document's initiator, Polish MP and deputy chief of parliamentary Foreign Affairs Commission Malgorzata Gosiewska, reported that on her Facebook.

Read also Russian war crimes report to be presented in the Hague

The multi-paged document is based on 60 interviews with former detainees who managed to escape from Russian-backed separatists' captivity in eastern Ukraine, as well as those kept in Russian jails. They inform of venues where various crimes were committed, including deprivation of freedom, physiacl and mental tortures, robbery, and killings.

In March, Małgorzata Gosiewska presented the reports about Russia's war crimes in Ukraine. On April 5, it was presented in the European Parliament and later in Ukraine's parliament (Verkhovna Rada).

Polish MP stresses the report must prove Russia's accountability for the war in eastern Ukraine as well as crimes against humanity in the Donbas region and on the Crimean peninsula. Hence, she insists, after revising the contents, the European Union should reconsider its relations with Russia.

Read also Hague tribunal receives evidence of more than 300 war crimes committed in Donbas

Earlier last year another report about Russian-backed terrorists' criminal deeds was published by the Coalition For Peace and Justice in the Donbas. Titled "Those that lived through hell," it was based on interviews with witnesses and victims of kidnappings and torture. According to this document, 16% of those imprisoned by Russian-backed militants were forced to witness executions. Full story

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