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Russia committing human rights violations in Ukraine, says U.N. Secretary General

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – The war in Ukraine just passed the one year mark and it doesn’t seem to be coming to a close anytime soon. Over the weekend, there was intense fighting in the city of Bakmut. The cities’ infrastructure was devastated as the Russian bombs rained down. The Associated Press reported that there was a constant stream of wounded soldiers transported to the few remaining hospitals in the city.

While the soldiers are victims of this unwarranted attack on Ukraine, women, children, elderly people, and those unable to defend themselves against the Russian invasion of Ukraine are some of the weakest victims in Russia’s march toward domination.

EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT – Ukrainian military medics treat their wounded comrade aka Alpha at the field hospital near Bakhmut, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

On Monday, U.N. Secretary General, Antonio Guterres said, “attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure have caused many casualties and terrible suffering.” Guterres claimed that Russian soldiers are committing crimes that go against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written in 1948. Countries signed and adopted the UDHR with the goal of preventing the atrocities experienced and witnessed during World War II.

In his speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council earlier this week, Guterres gave examples of Russian troops committing “sexual violence” toward women and young girls, “enforced disappearances,” and “arbitrary detention and violation of the rights of prisoners of war.” The examples were document by the U.N. Human Rights Office, reported The Associated Press.

According to Ukrainian Officials, at least 14,000 children have gone missing since the beginning of the war.

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