Ombudsman responds to UN statement on lack of evidence of genocide in Ukraine
Human Rights Ombudsman Dmytro Lubinets criticized the statement of the UN International Commission on the lack of evidence to recognize the genocide in Ukraine
Espreso reports this with reference to Lubinets' official telegram channel.
The Ombudsman emphasizes that Article 2 of the Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide clearly explains what is considered genocide.
Dmytro Lubinets highlighted the facts that confirm that Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine:
Killing members of a particular group: the UN reported that 9,444 civilians have been killed in Ukraine so far.
Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of a particular group: nearly 17,000 people have been injured as a result of Russian aggression.
Creating conditions for members of a group that are designed to fully or partially destroy it: massive missile attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure in winter and the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant by the Russian occupiers. The conditions in which Ukrainians live near the front line.
Preventing the birth of children in a group environment: according to the Office of the Prosecutor General, 225 cases of sexual violence committed by Russian soldiers have been registered in Ukraine since February 24, 2022.
Forcible transfer of children from one ethnic group to another: the Russian invaders have deported 19,546 Ukrainian children.
"If these facts are not enough for the UN international commission to recognize the obvious, I invite its representatives to visit the settlements liberated by Ukrainian soldiers or settlements located near the front line! Everything will be immediately obvious there!" emphasizes Dmytro Lubinets.
On September 5, the UN International Commission of inquiry into violations in Ukraine said during a visit to Kyiv that it did not have sufficient evidence to recognize genocide in the country.